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USask Nutrient App kit engages community to take lead on algal blooms

The University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Water Security has designed a new community-based sampling app kit to engage citizens, farmers and water quality...
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New funding round underway for FCM asset management program

With nearly 600 municipal road, building and wastewater projects under its belt since 2017, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Municipal Asset Management Program...

WEF update explores virus detection methods, infectivity through wastewater

As wastewater increasingly becomes part of the mainstream conversation during the COVID-19 pandemic as a tool to measure the spread of the virus, the...


Blue-White engages all resources to quickly develop temporary ventilator

To treat the anticipated surge in COVID-19 patients, officials asked Blue-White to quickly develop and build temporary ventilators.

CWWA releases water guidance documents for reopening of buildings

As governments plan for the gradual reopening of the economy, the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) has released guidance documents advising water utilities...

Alberta ice jam floods displace thousands as water plant begins decontamination

Evacuation orders that impacted thousands of residents are ending for some in northern Alberta as most river water levels that had surged from melting...
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Growing chorus joins FCM call for $10B in COVID-19 emergency funding

From turning arenas into safe shelters to deferring property taxes or user fees, new data from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) shows that...

Forestry company spills diesel during failed fuel transfer process on B.C. coast

As the result of a failed fuel transfer process, a forestry company has claimed responsibility for spilling some 4,500 litres of diesel fuel into...

Hamilton report suggests ‘no action’ in wake of CSO creek discharge

Following a provincial order to determine the environmental impact of a four-and-a-half-year long accidental discharge of stormwater runoff and sanitary sewage into Chedoke Creek...

Nearly 30% of Ontario’s environment sector hit financially by COVID-19, survey finds

In an attempt to gauge the impact of COVID-19 on Ontario’s environmental sector, a survey distributed by the Ontario Environment Industry Association (ONEIA) has...

Four weeks of confinement flew by, says Brandon water crew who lived on site

The Manitoba City of Brandon’s mayor is praising water workers who have been sacrificing time with their families during the pandemic to live on-site...
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EPA secures new Great Lakes funding, details nutrient runoff projects

The EPA released an action plan to fight nutrient runoff and announced $20 million in additional funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative.

New study ranks Canada’s environmental record near middle of OECD pack

A new study ranks Canada 12th out of 33 high-income countries on a wide range of environmental indicators that relate both to the protection...

Many cities under pandemic lockdown recording 40% drops in air pollution

Air pollution levels are dropping at unprecedented rates with multiple studies revealing a drastic drop in PM2.5 pollution for most global locations under pandemic...

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