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New wastewater funding announced for Quebec, Ontario and Saskatchewan

A series of new federal and provincial investments have been announced this month for wastewater and water treatment services across Canada. Here are a...
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Newfoundland shifts to earlier timeframes for water project applications

Newfoundland’s shift to earlier annual deadlines for project applications, such as water and wastewater, aim to allow projects to be shovel ready by Spring.
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Filterra Bioretention System Achieves ISO Verification

Imbrium Systems recently announced that the Filterra® Bioretention System has been verified in accordance with ISO 14034 Environmental Management - Environmental Technology Verification (ETV). The...
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High-tech ocean plastic cleanup device brought ashore for repairs

An ambitious $360-million venture to remove plastic from the notorious garbage patch in the Pacific Ocean hit a second hurdle last week after a...
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Walkerton Clean Water Centre increases its pilot testing capacity

Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) has announced that fluidized bed ion exchange has been added to its line-up of pilot-scale testing technologies.
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AquaTECTURE announces investment in Real Tech

Water and wastewater investment company aquaTECTURE announced on November 13, 2018, an investment partnership with Real Tech Inc., a real-time sensor and monitoring company...
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Halifax Water workers on verge of second strike in three years

Three years after its last strike, following 12 days of bargaining, the 230 workers at Halifax Water have voted in favour of a strike...
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Lystek wins multi-year biosolids contract with the City of Guelph

Lystek International announced that it had formally executed a multi-year (up to 10) biosolids management contract with the City of Guelph, Ontario, on October...
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Latest Husky oil spill may be Newfoundland’s largest ever

Husky Energy officials say a gap in the pipe at its SeaRose floating platform, 350 kilometres southeast of St. John’s, Newfoundland is the likely...
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Millions in water infrastructure funding flows across Canada

It’s been a busy week of green and water infrastructure funding across Canada, particularly in terms of wastewater treatment upgrades and improvements for stormwater...
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Enviropod and Imbrium release LittaTrap to tackle plastics and trash in Canadian waterways

Enviropod and Imbrium Systems recently introduced the Enviropod LittaTrap™ to tackle the issue of plastics and trash in Canadian waterways. LittaTrap is a low-cost catch...
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AI company EMAGIN announces agreement with United Utilities

EMAGIN announced it has secured a Framework Agreement with United Utilities (UU) to deploy its artificial intelligence (AI) technology across the North West of...
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PEI water tech firm to install wastewater sensors across Canada

Prince Edward Island company Island Water Technologies has secured a $470,000 federal government contract to install nine bio-electrode wastewater sensors that will monitor wastewater...
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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...
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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...
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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

Alberta levies fine, charges in PCB and pesticide leaks

On August 15, 2018, the Provincial Court of Alberta fined FortisAlberta Inc. $300,000, following the major electricity provider’s guilty plea for violating PCB Regulations...

Wastewater funding set for upgrade projects in three provinces

A series of new funding announcements were issued last week for wastewater systems across Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia. In New Brunswick, $1.3 million...
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Harmful grey water dumping in Canadian Arctic to double by 2035, new WWF study...

The amount of untreated grey water dumped in Canadian Arctic waters is projected to double by 2035 if left unregulated, according to a new...
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Huber Technology relocates its North American headquarters to Lincoln County, NC

Together with the Lincoln County Economic Development Association, HUBER Technology, Inc., a water and wastewater equipment provider, announced the relocation and expansion of its...
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City of Baltimore votes to ban sale of water utilities to private market

Baltimore is poised to become the largest city in the U.S. to ban the privatization of its  sewer and water utilities to lock them...
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New water mains granted funding for Quebec City region municipality

An investment of nearly $1.2 million will be used to replace water mains in the Quebec City region of Saint-Marc-des-Carrières, according to a new...
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BC Water & Waste Association making headway on strategic plan

The British Columbia Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) says it’s on track to meet the outcomes of its three-year strategic plan, according to its...
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Federal funding announced to restore and protect the Lake Winnipeg basin

The Government of Canada announced today that it is contributing $3.8 million in funding over four years to protect and restore the health of...
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Nexen Energy fined for violating Canada’s Migratory Birds Convention Act

On July 13, 2018, Nexen Energy ULC was ordered to pay a total penalty of $290,000 in the Provincial Court of Alberta, after pleading...
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Wastewater projects funded, completed in Quebec and New Brunswick

As the federal government releases new funding for water and wastewater projects in Quebec, officials in neighboring New Brunswick have announced the completion of...
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Gander awards $18.7M wastewater treatment plant contract

The Newfoundland Town of Gander has awarded an $18.7-million tender to Pomerleau Inc. for the construction of its new wastewater treatment plant. According to a...
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Blue-green algae blooms plague Canada’s lakes this summer

Blue-green algae, also known as cyanobacteria, can be toxic and highly resistant to treatment. It is being found in water bodies across Canada this summer.
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Endress+Hauser Canada partners with Westburne in Ontario and Saskatchewan

Global process measurement and instrumentation company Endress+Hauser announced it has concluded an agreement with Westburne, an electrical distributing company, to become its latest Authorized...
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ADS announces new office locations in Canada

ADS Environmental Technologies, a full-service sewer flow, level, and rainfall monitoring and data management company, announced the opening of two new Canadian offices in...
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New funding for water and wastewater systems in Newfoundland and Labrador

Requests for proposals related to at least three water and wastewater infrastructure projects in St. John’s, Newfoundland, will be issued in short order now...
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Saskatoon facing $1.5M remediation bill for contamination of fire hydrants

The City of Saskatoon is facing a $1.5 million remediation bill to address the discovery of hydrocarbons found in at least two neighbourhood’s fire...
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Armtec’s drainage division to rebrand as Aqua Q

Aqua Q announced the launch of its new corporate brand on July 4, 2018, marking what it says is a fresh direction for the infrastructure company Armtec.
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PEMAC chosen to provide municipal asset management training

The Plant Engineering & Maintenance Association of Canada (PEMAC) announced on June 28, 2018 that it will be working with municipalities to improve infrastructure...
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What’s happening at Singapore International Water Week

Singapore International Water Week is a leading platform to connect the water industry for innovative solutions and sustainable urban water management.

Inspired by nature, this bionic robot swims like a fish

Imitation of nature represents a new technology that can be perfected and adapted to create autonomous robots for use in process sectors.

Construction begins on Samson Cree First Nation wastewater plant

Construction is underway at Samson Cree First Nation, about 100 kilometres south of Edmonton, where the reserve is getting a new $32.5-million pumping system...

Water, energy and GHG projects among $36M under Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program

The Alberta-Ontario Innovation Program (AOIP), a cross-provincial collaboration between Ontario and Alberta, has announced 20 new projects valued at more than $36 million through...

Terrapure wins environmental award for used oil recycling program

Terrapure Environmental received an Environmental Leader Award for Product of the Year for its circular-economy approach to managing used lubricating oil. Terrapure collects used oil...
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Feds contribute $7.5M for Ontario water and wastewater projects

Thirty-six new water and wastewater projects across Ontario are approved for federal funding approaching $7.5 million, Infrastructure Canada has announced. The projects mainly occur in...

BC pulp mill fined $900K for untreated effluent discharge into lake

The British Columbia-based Mackenzie Pulp Mill Corporation has pleaded guilty in provincial court and been fined $900,000 for improperly treating wastewater effluent before discharging...

Small Quebec town fined $100K for PCB violation

The small northwestern Quebec Town of Amos has been fined $100,000 and entered into the federal Environmental Offenders Registry after town officials pleaded guilty...
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New proposed regulations on excess soil management

On April 16, the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) posted brand new proposed regulations to address the management of excess soils...
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Canadian Brownfields Network conducting a survey of the brownfield landscape

The Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN) is launching several initiatives to revisit and update the 15 year old National Round Table on the Environment and...
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Tap Ontario water technology to cut GHGs, says new report

By David Nesseth As reliable water sources dwindle, and the need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions becomes critical, WaterTAP, Ontario’s water-technology champion, says in a...
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BC may fine village after two decades of wastewater non-compliance

British Columbia’s Village of Cumberland, which just received more than $100,000 from the provincial government for tourist projects, may be giving cash right back...
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Trailer park and owner fined for Ontario Water Resources Act violations

An Ontario trailer park business and its owner were fined $19,000 for failing to comply with an Environmental Compliance Approval relating to a sewerage...
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Conference report: Aboriginal Water & Wastewater Association of Ontario

Toronto hosts a successful 23rd annual Aboriginal Water & Wastewater Association of Ontario’s Conference and Tradeshow. Held February 27 – March 1, 2018, in downtown...
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Study finds involving the public in water policies is key to successful municipal water...

Informing residents about local water issues and involving them in local water policies are the keys to building healthy and resilient city water systems,...
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Small Ontario town split over mayor’s plea to create wastewater plant

To keep pace with population growth and business demands in the Town of Erin, located 80 kilometres northwest of Toronto, local officials are vying...
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Construction underway for Thompson, Manitoba’s new SBR wastewater treatment plant

The foundation is laid and construction is underway for the City of Thompson’s new $36.5-million single centralized wastewater treatment facility, featuring a sequencing batch...
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NTWWA ponders Iqaluit’s water shortage and developing new wastewater standard

The Northern Territories Water and Waste Association’s (NTWWA) annual conference was held in Iqaluit, Nunavut, from November 6 to 10, 2017 at the Frobisher Inn.

World’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence now available in Canada

Global water technology company Xylem, announced that has developed the world’s first wastewater pumping system with integrated intelligence. This new smart, interconnected wastewater pumping...
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B.C. plant-based foods manufacturer fined for Fisheries Act violation

On February 19, 2018, veggie food producer Garden Protein International Inc. (Gardein), pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of British Columbia to one count...
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How will climate change affect extreme rainfall in Newfoundland and Labrador?

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador recognized in its 2011 Climate Change Action Plan that climate change is a long-term challenge for the province, with significant environmental, economic and social impacts.

AECOM releases first global report on infrastructure

Examining the investment gap in infrastructure, resilient infrastructure and workforce needs, engineering and infrastructure firm AECOM released a global research report titled The Future...

Company found guilty of Fisheries Act violation in Lac-Mégantic derailment case

On February 5, 2018,  Montreal, Maine and Atlantic Canada Co. (MMA) was found guilty, in the Court of Quebec, of unlawfully depositing or permitting...
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Mining company in British Columbia fined for Fisheries Act violations

On January 12, 2018, Barkerville Gold Mines Ltd. was ordered to pay $200,000 after pleading guilty, in the Provincial Court of British Columbia, to violations...
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Ontario food manufacturer fined for offences relating to discharging process water

On January 17, 2018, Sun-Brite Foods Inc. was convicted of two offences under the Ontario Water Resources Act (OWRA), and one offence under the...
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Brownfield applications rolling in for Windsor, Ontario, as land prices spike

Freezing taxes for a decade, paying for feasibility and environmental studies, and chipping in for soil and groundwater testing were a few of the...

Two-town $21.9M wastewater plant underway in Saskatchewan

Westridge Construction says January 2018 will mark the start of construction on Saskatchewan’s wastewater treatment plant for White City and Emerald Park, two towns...

Water-related infrastructure funding announced for Alberta, Quebec

Federal-provincial funding of more than $16.3 million has been announced for four new water and wastewater projects in Alberta. In the towns of Vermilion, Barrhead and St. Paul, wastewater treatment plant upgrades...
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Sulzer acquires JWC Environmental

Sulzer announced today that it has completed the acquisition of JWC Environmental in a $215 million (USD) enterprise value deal. According to Sulzer, this acquisition...

Unintended consequences of municipal water conservation

Indoor residential water conservation can have unintended consequences in places where wastewater reuse has been implemented, diminishing both the quantity and quality of influent...
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Water infrastructure upgrades wrap up in Quebec, kick-off in Nunavut

As the last of three water infrastructure projects nears completion in Asbestos, Quebec, new funding has been announced for two water infrastructure projects in...

Canada’s new $80M oil spill protection investment relies on ocean modelling, joint research

A key plank of a new federal government initiative to protect Canada’s oceans from oil spills involves a $45.5-million program to “leverage collaboration among...

B.C. region selects group for $147M residuals treatment facility project

As construction of British Columbia’s McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant gets underway, a regional government has chosen Hartland Resource Management Group to design, build and...
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Water testing laboratory and owners fined for Safe Drinking Water Act violations

Following two investigations, Central Ontario Analytical Laboratory Inc. (COAL) and its three owners were charged and convicted under the Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA)...
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KSB to supply pumps for Hamilton sewage treatment plant upgrade

KSB Pumps has been awarded a contract to supply twelve large wastewater pumps for the Woodward Avenue Main Pumping Station in Hamilton, Ontario. Each...
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Infrastructure inspection and monitoring company, Pure Technologies to be acquired by Xylem

Xylem to expand its intelligent water services portfolio with its planned acquisition of infrastructure inspection and monitoring company, Pure Technologies Ltd. On December 11, 2017,...

Ontario releases first-ever infrastructure asset inventory

Ontario’s new plan detailing the government's commitment to invest $190 billion over 13 years in public infrastructure such as hospitals, schools, public transit, roads...

IJC calls on governments to set specific targets to accelerate Great Lakes restoration

In its First Triennial Assessment of Progress under the 2012 Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement, the International Joint Commission calls on Canada and the...
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Using shellfish to clean up excess nutrients and pollution from water bodies

Shellfish aquaculture is gaining acceptance as a method to remove excess nutrients and contaminants from coastal and estuarine waters, says a recent report. Excess nutrients such...
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Drinking water system owner fined for submitting false information to the MOECC

The owner of a non-municipal year-round residential drinking water system has been fined for submitting false information to Ontario's Ministry of the Environment and...

Northern Pulp’s replacement effluent treatment facility under scrutiny in Nova Scotia

A new effluent treatment facility proposed to handle wastewater from a Northern Pulp paper mill is under fire from environmentalists.

Stormceptor EF and EFO achieve ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification

Imbrium® Systems announced on November 14, 2017, that the Stormceptor EF and Stormceptor EFO have achieved ISO 14034 Environmental Management - Environmental Technology Verification...
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ClearTech introduces Lovibond PVT series of process turbidimeters in Canada

ClearTech announced on November 1, 2017, that it is the Canadian factory authorized service centre and stocking distributor for the new Lovibond PVT series...

Hoskin Scientific introduces the Sommer IDS-20: Ice Detection Sensor

The IDS-20, is used for the reliable and precise measurement of icing in aviation, for wind power plants, high voltage power lines, cable cars,...

Endress+Hauser receives the Swiss Technology Award for the Promass Q flowmeter

Endress+Hauser has won the Swiss Technology Award in the Innovation Leaders category for its Promass Q flowmeter. The Coriolis-based flowmeter, developed especially for applications...

Hemmera Envirochem acquired by Ausenco Engineering

Ausenco Engineering Canada Inc. announced on November 15, 2017, that it is acquiring Hemmera Envirochem (Hemmera), a Canadian environmental consultancy. Ausenco said this acquisition supports its...
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Deschenes Group to acquire Corix Water Products

Deschenes Group Inc. (DGI) announced on October 26, 2017, that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Corix Water Products (CWP), a division of...
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Composting facility fined $900,000 plus victim fine surcharges for discharging odour

On October 26, 2017, Orgaworld Canada Ltd. was convicted of nine offences under the Environmental Protection Act (EPA), was fined $900,000 plus a victim...

WE&RF and Ontario WaterTAP announce new partnership

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) announced a new partnership with the Ontario Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) at the World Water-Tech North America Summit...

Manitoba expands flood-risk mapping project

Manitoba will be adding vital flood information to its flood mapping inventory for three of its priority watersheds in the Assiniboine River and Lake...
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Stephenfield water treatment plant completed two months ahead of schedule

Completion of the Stephenfield Regional Water Treatment Plant expansion project, in southern Manitoba, was announced on October 20, 2017, approximately two months ahead of...
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SUEZ finalizes the acquisition of GE Water & Process Technologies

SUEZ announces that, together with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec, it has completed the acquisition of GE Water & Process Technologies (GE Water)...

Water Research Foundation and Water Environment & Reuse Foundation to merge

The Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) and Water Research Foundation (WRF) announced that their respective boards voted unanimously to integrate the two organizations...
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Exporter of steelmaking coal fined for Fisheries Act violations

Teck Coal Limited pleaded guilty on October 5, 2017, to three counts of contravening the Fisheries Act. The Provincial Court of British Columbia ordered...
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Edson-area coal mine site of Fisheries Act violations

Sherritt International Corporation (Sherritt) pleaded guilty in the Provincial Court of Alberta on October 3, 2017, to three counts of contravening the Fisheries Act....
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Engineers Canada partners with Germany to expand climate risk PIEVC Protocol

The Public Infrastructure Engineering Vulnerability Committee (PIEVC) Protocol will be used in 14 new countries to assess climate risks and vulnerabilities across a wide...
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Canadian environmental enforcement announcements

Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECC) made environmental enforcement announcements earlier this month relating to the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. Industrial-supply company pleads guilty to...
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WSP acquires U.S. based groundwater and environmental engineering firm LBG

WSP Global Inc. announced its acquisition of Leggette, Brashears and Graham, Inc. (LBG), a 150-employee groundwater and environmental engineering services firm based in the...

Newfoundland announces millions for municipal infrastructure

Newfoundland and Labrador have announced $38.8 million for projects that will support improvements in municipal infrastructure. The announcement was made by Newfoundland and Labrador...
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Company fined after pleading guilty to contravening dry-cleaning regulations

On August 16, 2017, Dalex Canada Inc., located in Concord, Ontario, pleaded guilty in the Ontario Court of Justice to one count of contravening the...
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New Brunswick announces wastewater infrastructure improvements

Construction on two projects to upgrade wastewater infrastructure will begin this fall in Shediac and Pointe-du-Chêne, New Brunswick. The projects in Shediac include the renewal...
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Jellyfish Filter receives ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification

Imbrium® Systems announced that its Jellyfish Filter achieved ISO 14034 Environmental Management–Environmental Technology Verification (ETV), on August 15, 2017. According to Imbrium, the Jellyfish...

Ontario to support municipal GHG reduction projects

Ontario announced it is investing in local projects to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from municipalities. According to the Ministry of the Environment...
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British Columbia orders review of Hullcar Aquifer

British Columbia's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy George Heyman announced on August 2, 2017, a new review of the Hullcar Aquifer, with...
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