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Nfld. court fines former Husky Oil Operations $2.5M over record 2018 oil spill

Husky Oil Operations Limited has been ordered to pay $2.5 million after the company pleaded guilty to a 2018 crude oil release that occurred...
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CANECT 2024 marks another successful conference, including two all-new courses

Environmental professionals from all regions of Canada, as well as a number of U.S. attendees, gathered for three days of education, networking and environmental...
Red River spill

Eight Manitoba First Nations file lawsuit over Red River sewage spill

Eight Manitoba First Nations have filed a $4.8-billion lawsuit against the City of Winnipeg, as well as the federal and provincial governments, over a...
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Violations lead Alberta village to consider geotechnical investigation of wastewater lagoon issues 

Municipal officials in the Alberta village of Big Valley want to undertake a geotechnical inspection of its wastewater lagoon, following alleged violations that date...
Thames River

Ontario hands down $266K in fines for stormwater infrastructure failure that polluted Thames River

An Ontario real estate development company, its president, a consulting firm, and its general manager, have been fined a total of $266,000 in relation...
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Canada’s largest spill-response vessel finds new home in BC’s Beecher Bay

The K.J. Gardner, Canada’s largest quick-response flagship offshore supply vessel equipped for pollution cleanup, emergency towage and support duties, has a new home base...
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EA for Northern Pulp effluent treatment facility given one-year extension

Northern Pulp, the Nova Scotia paper mill that closed its doors in 2020 after the province rejected plans for a new effluent treatment facility,...
B.C. Hazardous Material Response Plan

BC must update plans for hazardous spill response, audit warns

British Columbia is not currently managing hazardous spills as effectively as it could be, warns a new report from the Office of the Auditor...
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Lawsuit claims Alberta Energy Regulator had duty to warn First Nation of tailings seepage

Northern Alberta’s Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation (ACFN) has filed a lawsuit against the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) that alleges negligence over a failure to...
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IJC takes lead to resolve cross-border selenium contamination controversy

Canada has agreed to the creation of a binational board of experts to address selenium contamination washed downstream from coal mining in the Elk...
Red River

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...
Ambassador Bridge

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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