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Health Canada sets new guideline for lead in drinking water

Health Canada published revised guidelines concerning lead in Canadian drinking water on March 8, 2019. The most significant change is the reduction of the...
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Federal government promoting new project assessment process of Bill C-69

The federal government has been busy touting the benefits of proposed Bill C-69, the Impact Assessment Act. Here is a look at what specifically...
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St. John’s asks for appeal, delay over 2020 secondary wastewater treatment deadline

The City contends that St. John’s was wrongly classified as high risk in the process when initial wastewater samples were taken over 2013 - 2014.

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BC town explores options to cut manganese levels in drinking water

The British Columbia town of Osoyoos has been adding chlorine to several of its water supply wells to dissolve manganese ahead of concerns that...
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Manitoba water projects moving forward after funding secured

Funding is secured for Manitoba water projects including extension of a distribution network, lagoon upgrades and the construction of a forcemain and lift station.
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Niagara-on-the-Lake ramps up decommissioning of old treatment facility, sewage lagoons

With the Ontario city of Niagara-on-the-Lake set to open its new wastewater treatment facility as soon as March 2019, municipal officials have set aside...
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Unknown amount of crude oil spilled in Manitoba train derailment

Cleanup crews in Manitoba have built a berm to contain an unknown amount of oil spilled from rail cars around the area where a...
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Excess soil is a valuable resource that should not be wasted

Each year, an estimated 26 million cubic metres of construction soil must be managed in Ontario.
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Endress+Hauser and Westburne extend their partnership to include Manitoba

Endress+Hauser and Westburne have extended the scope of their partnership agreement to include Manitoba. The announcement was made on February 21, 2019. Last year, Westburne,...
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Scientists find toxic bacteria on microplastics retrieved from tropical waters

A field survey conducted by a team of marine scientists from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has uncovered many types of bacteria, including...
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Land secured for Calgary’s Springbank flood protection project

A project to protect the City of Calgary from future flooding events moved closer to completion with Alberta’s acquisition of 188 hectares of land...
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Bankrupt energy companies can’t abandon cleanup obligations, Supreme Court rules

Bankrupt oil and gas companies must fulfill provincial environmental obligations before paying anyone it owes money to, the Supreme Court has ruled, overturning a...
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Northern Pulp submits plans for new effluent treatment plant, underwater pipeline

Nova Scotia Environment Minister Margaret Miller has until March 29 to decide whether a newly-submitted plan for Northern Pulp to manage a replacement effluent...
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Kawartha Lakes agrees to new measures after drain maintenance sediment release

The City of Kawartha Lakes, in southeastern Ontario, has agreed to take several measures after a contractor’s drain maintenance work in 2014 released sediment...
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Ontario rescinds controversial development component of Bill 66

Ontario will not be moving forward with a controversial component of a Bill designed to cut red tape around planning after widespread criticism that...

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