Ottawa’s Zibi waterfront development planning carbon-neutral energy system

The federal government is giving $23 million to Hydro Ottawa to create a district energy system for Ottawa–Gatineau’s planned carbon-neutral waterfront development dubbed Zibi. The...


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Florida on high alert as wastewater reservoir near collapse

Parts of Florida remain in a state of emergency after a portion of a wastewater reservoir’s containment wall shifted laterally, risking a large-scale structural...

CIB makes billion-dollar move to spur private investment in First Nations infrastructure

The Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) has launched the Indigenous Community Infrastructure Initiative, which plans to invest at least $1 billion to support access to...

Nearly $90M in funding could jumpstart water work for 37 Ontario First Nations

Canada is investing $69.5 million for clean drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure improvements in 37 First Nation communities across Ontario. The new funding will...


Metro Vancouver unveils first of several new renewable natural gas facilities

A new facility designed to recover more energy from liquid wastewater treatment is now being showcased in Metro Vancouver, British Columbia. The $11.2-million facility —...

Saskatchewan city links recent sewer clogs to flushed masks

As water workers discover more blockages in sewer lines, the Saskatchewan City of Prince Albert has issued an advisory to its 36,000 residents to...
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Saint John upgrades combined sewer system that has elements from 1872

Upgrades worth $38.7 million will soon be in the works for part of the combined sewer system in uptown Saint John, where the New...

Metro Vancouver launches interactive web tool for COVID-19 wastewater tracking

Metro Vancouver residents can now just click on a specific wastewater treatment plant over five regions to see a snapshot of the COVID-19 virus...
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Canada launches new website to track progress on First Nations water advisories

On the heels of a recent critical report from the federal auditor general, Indigenous Services Canada says a new website will help track progress...

Quebec’s Magpie River first in Canada to be granted personhood

Quebec is the first Canadian province to join a global movement – particularly active in New Zealand, the U.S. and Ecuador – that recognizes...

US survey suggests $8.5B funding gap for stormwater infrastructure

A second national-scale inquiry into resources and requirements of stormwater management organizations has revealed an annual funding gap of $8.5 billion, according to a...

Selkirk’s new WWTP equipped to serve double current population

The two-year construction of a new $39.5-million wastewater treatment plant will be completed for the Manitoba City of Selkirk this summer, offering the capacity...

U of G researcher leads study to monitor UV impact on well water families

A University of Guelph researcher and an Ontario-based water tech company are partnering on a new study that will explore illness-causing microbes in residential...
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UWindsor team to monitor harmful algal blooms in real time

University of Windsor researchers are using a $1 million grant to deploy real-time monitoring sensors into Lake Erie to understand more about harmful algal...
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Lagoons turn to green space as wastewater plan advances in P.E.I. town

After several years in planning, and nearly $11 million in project funding, wastewater is finally flowing from the Prince Edward Island Town of Stratford...
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Nestlé sells portion of Canadian bottled water operations

Following the attempted sale of Nestlé’s Pure Life water business in Canada, the water giant has now made further efforts to distance itself from...


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