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Stormwater system upgrades part of Dartmouth’s downtown revitalization project  

In what’s being called a “landmark project” for Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, $32.5 million in funding will go towards replacing portions of the existing stormwater...

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Buffalo Pound WTP continues to go green with addition of solar panels 

The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant in Saskatchewan is finalizing its $4-million solar power project designed to generate 1,800 kW of AC power for...
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JD Kline water plant’s electrical issue leads to Canada Day boil water advisory for...

More than 200,000 Halifax-area residents were under a boil water advisory on July 1 for about 40 hours, following an electrical issue at the...
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B.C. wants to lead the way for Canadian lawsuits targeting PFAS water contamination

British Columbia’s attorney general says she wants to take the lead on holding PFAS manufacturers accountable for contamination that has affected drinking water systems...

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CFIA gives inspection notice for producers, importers to arrange biosolids PFAS lab test

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says that as of October 18 it will begin to enforce an interim standard for biosolids to ensure...
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New York water utility must build $138M water filtration plant under settlement with EPA

As part of a settlement against Westchester Joint Water Works (WJWW) and three local governments in New York state, the defendants must build a...
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Charlottetown wins best tasting water at AWWA’s annual conference

The City of Charlottetown in Prince Edward Island won the Best of the Best Water Taste Test at the American Water Works Association’s (AWWA)...
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Red Deer building berm to protect WWTP from flooding risk

Construction of a one-kilometre clay berm between the Red Deer River and the Alberta city’s wastewater treatment plant will get underway this summer as...
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Metro Vancouver plans to use WWTP outfall to study, enhance ocean alkalinity

Metro Vancouver’s climate action committee has recommended beginning an ocean alkalinity research trial in spring 2025 that uses the outfall from the Lions Gate...
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Calgary begins expansion to create one of Canada’s largest compost facilities

Construction is now underway for an expansion of Calgary’s existing composting facility that will make it one of the largest in Canada.   Opened in 2017,...
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B.C.’s CRD releases biosolids plan that highlights thermal processing 

British Columbia’s Capital Regional District (CRD) Board has approved its final Long-term Biosolids Management Strategy for submission to the province, including a three-tiered approach...
Northern remediation

Audit warns of soaring cleanup costs for northern contaminated sites

By ES&E Staff  In Canada’s northernmost regions above the 60th parallel, where only 11% of federally contaminated sites are located, a recent audit reveals that...
Madawaska

Paper company fined $250K for Madawaska River contamination from New Brunswick

The Twin Rivers Paper Company Inc. has been fined $250,000 by the New Brunswick Provincial Court after pleading guilty to a 2021 incident of...
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CNL says failed Chalk River sewage tests will be investigated 

Canadian Nuclear Laboratories (CNL) says effluent from its Sanitary Sewage Treatment Plant at its Chalk River Laboratories site in Ontario has returned to full...
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New settlement agreement could see Paper Excellence open new kraft pulp mill in Nova...

A new settlement agreement subject to approval by the British Columbia Supreme Court would see the Paper Excellence Group, owner of the Northern Pulp...
Fruit washing effluent

B.C. environmental compliance fines issued to fruit packer, coal mine and gravel operation

A fruit washing and packaging operation in Kelowna, British Columbia, has been fined $78,368 following an unauthorized discharge of effluent.  An inspection of Sandher Fruit...

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