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Winnipeg struggles with bypass repair after burst pipe spews sewage into Red River

Winnipeg spilled more than 228 million litres of raw sewage into the Red River since February 7, as maintenance crews worked to create a...
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Windsor continues to fight hazmat transport changes requested for Ambassador Bridge

While the private owners of the Ambassador Bridge at the Windsor-Detroit border have gained support from Detroit lawmakers to allow new classes of hazardous...
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Nova Scotia’s Trenton fined $100K for raw sewage discharge into brook

The Nova Scotia Town of Trenton has been fined $100,000 for raw sewage deposits over a period of seven months into Lowden Brook, a...
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Canadian researchers take on 6PPD-quinone

The deaths of some 40 coho salmon in Brothers Creek near West Vancouver, British Columbia, in late 2023 returned Canada’s attention to the risks of a tire preservative, now identified as 6PPD-quinone.
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Transport Canada proposes major safety changes to movement of dangerous goods

When it comes to the transportation of dangerous goods, Transport Canada is proposing to strengthen many existing rules, and introduce some new ones, as...
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Manitoba paper mill fined $1M for effluent release into river

A 2019 pipe leak has led to a $1-million fine for Canadian Kraft Paper Industries Limited, one of the largest fines ever handed down...
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Algoma Steel fined $150K for 2019 effluent discharge to Ontario river

Algoma Steel Inc. in Sault Ste. Marie has been fined more than $150,000 for a 2019 incident that saw the facility lose power and...
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Quebec orders cleanup of former site leased to environmental services firm

Quebec has issued an environmental cleanup order to a company that manages the recovery of hazardous materials, alleging that the firm, Phoenix Services Environnementaux...
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Ontario contractor fined $60K for delaying report of diesel spill during ice road work

An excavation contracting company has been fined $60,000 in relation to the discharge of diesel fuel and oil into Birch Lake during northern Ontario...
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Two B.C. companies fined for contaminating rivers during work projects

The Provincial Court of British Columbia has issued fines in relation to guilty pleas for two separate incidents where companies illegally discharged ammonia and...

Exploring the vital role of pollution liability insurance for businesses and wastewater treatment plants

Unlike most liability exposures that impact a lot of businesses, pollution losses are not a frequency risk, but rather a severity risk.
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Ontario cat litter manufacturer fined after it delayed reporting spill 

A clumping cat litter company in Brantford, Ontario, has been fined more than $90,000 for an incident that spilled some 200 litres of a...

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