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New funding means even better news for Ontario’s resurgent Lake Simcoe

Following the release of a new 10-year positive milestone report on the health of Lake Simcoe, Ontario’s government is investing $581,000 in four new...
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Capital Regional District wastewater project set to finish construction by summer’s end

After nearly four years of construction, a group of 600 construction workers are busy entering the final stretch of construction for British Columbia’s massive...
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Ontario’s AG to investigate process that passed Bill 197 to streamline EAs

Twelve environmental groups are sounding the alarm on newly passed Ontario legislation that made sweeping changes to environmental laws without public consultation in the...

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Israeli-made algaecide making strides in fight against toxic algal blooms

Proprietary algaecide developed by Israeli-based cleantech company is creating significant drops in toxic cyanobacteria species that contaminates lakes worldwide.
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Ontario remains largest issuer of environmental fines in Canada, report finds

The province issued environmental fines totaling $22 million over 2015 – 2019, largely focusing on air quality and emissions contraventions, according to report.
Milk River watershed

Alberta loses access to Milk River irrigation water following U.S. canal failure

Following a U.S. infrastructure failure in northern Montana, water levels in Alberta’s Milk River will likely be too low this summer for activities like canoeing or kayaking.
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Thunder Bay offers loans for lead pipe replacement as COVID-19 backlogs water testing

Ontario City of Thunder Bay has approved an interest-free loan program for property owners to replace privately-owned water service pipes made of lead.
water supply and treatment facilities

Alberta grants $150M for 55 water, wastewater projects in small municipalities

$137 million is allocated for improvements to water supply, treatment facilities, upgrades to wastewater services such as lagoons, berms, sewage treatment.
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Changes to Ontario water taking policy now open for public input

Ontario’s government has officially posted proposals in need of public input pertaining to changes around the ways water is taken and managed in the province.
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Study warns of growing wastewater impact on nutrient imbalance in lakes as more facilities...

Study warns surge in wastewater treatment may be harming ecosystem biodiversity by creating an imbalance between phosphorus and nitrogen.
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KKR and XPV Grow Water Quality Platform with Acquisition of Environmental Dynamics International (EDI)

The addition of Environmental Dynamics International accelerates the growth of the water quality platform’s nutrient management offerings through Nexom and Environmental Operating Solutions.
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Alberta energy regulator says enviro monitoring suspensions will be minimal as three First Nations...

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Fort McKay First Nation and Mikisew Cree First Nation stated in their appeal that they face potential health and environmental impacts and they were not consulted by the AER about the monitoring suspension.
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Saskatchewan invests $8.3M in six water infrastructure projects

Water management projects range from pumping infrastructure to flood mapping and aquatic weed removal
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New WEF report analyzes global investment gaps around risks to water security

Report identifies water as a global systemic risk that could have an annual investment gap of $670 billion in relation to water security and water investment opportunities
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Canadian researchers create biodegradable mask in response to pandemic pollution

Researchers at the University of British Columbia’s BioProducts Institute are aiming to produce what could be one of the first biodegradable N95 masks.

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