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Laurel Point Park

Transport Canada awards $17M for final remediation of former paint company site in BC

Transport Canada has awarded a $17.6-million contract to a joint venture through QM/JJM Contracting to remove contaminants from the ecosystem around Laurel Point Park...
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New Ontario ECO report questions provincial cuts to GHG reduction programs

As Ontario’s new government begins cutting greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction programs such as cap and trade, and Drive Clean, the province’s Environmental Commissioner is...
Map of drains in Chatham-Kent

Ontario orders sewage warning signs for drains in Chatham-Kent

The Ontario municipality of Chatham-Kent, near the U.S. Detroit border, is working on signs in public places to warn people of potential sewage contamination...

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Alberta landfill operators face environmental charges

The Alberta government has laid charges against the Town of Whitecourt and Woodlands County, which operate the the Whitecourt Regional Solid Waste Management Authority,...
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Infrastructure announcements for northern Canadian communities

The Government of Canada recently made a number of infrastructure announcements under the Small Communities Fund, for northern Canadian communities. Northwest Territories The community of Behchokǫ̀...
EPCOR's Nutrient Recovery Facility

Canada’s largest nutrient recovery facility opens in Edmonton

EPCOR, a utility company, in partnership with Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, has officially unveiled a nutrient recovery facility in Edmonton that is the largest...
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Alberta may become first province to issue fentanyl cleanup guidelines

The Government of Alberta has earmarked $350,000 to create guidelines for the cleanup of properties contaminated with traces of the powerful opioid fentanyl. Alberta Health...
Lupin Mine

Jail term in Ontario PCB case, while northern gold mine pleads guilty

A company director has been sentenced to a 45-day jail term for PCB violations and Lupin Mines Inc. is facing a fine after not filing environmental reports.
The Aerotech Wastewater Treatment Facility

Halifax Airport loses bid to delegate wastewater compliance for commercial tenants

When municipal servicer Halifax Water detected glycol in the wastewater during the winter of 2015-2016, it disrupted processes at its Aerotech Wastewater Treatment Facility, which serves a nearby business complex and the Halifax International Airport.
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Accidents at water and wastewater plants injure workers

With two deaths at Canadian water plants in recent months, and two worker deaths in Texas, 10 people were injured in a wastewater plant explosion in Chicago
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UK study finds greater ratio of microplastics downstream of WWTPs

The U.K. study found that microplastics were more prevalent downstream of wastewater treatment plants than they were upstream.
Stockholm Junior Water Prize winners

Singapore students win Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2018

Caleb Liow Jia Le and Johnny Xiao Hong Yu won the 2018 Stockholm Junior Water Prize for producing reduced graphene oxide, which can be used to purify water
treated FOG samples

FOG busting research may lead to improved anaerobic digestion and fewer clogs

New research shows that FOG can be "busted" with a pre-treatment process that allows for more digester loading and keeps FOG liquid at lower temperatures.
wildfire-smoke

BC wildfires max out air quality index, lead to health warnings across Canada

As wildfire smoke blankets Metro Vancouver, Health Canada’s Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) has reached a 10+ rating as a warning of very high...
Tundra Mine remediation site

NWT, federal government celebrate end of 11-year Tundra Mine remediation

After 11 years and $110 million, the Tundra Mine remediation project in the Northwest Territories has cleared all remaining ore residue at the former...

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