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Alberta village shuts down new wastewater system for winter

Municipal officials of a small Alberta village one hour southwest of Edmonton have decided to shut down and winterize the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O...
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Cruise ship scrubber discharges may endanger B.C.’s remaining killer whales

British Columbia cruise ships may be endangering aquatic life by using exhaust gas cleaning systems, or scrubbers, to remove sulphur oxides from heavy fuel...
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Toronto set to begin $3B bypass tunnel project to keep CSOs out of waterways

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) named Donnie is nearly ready to dig the City of Toronto’s new 10.5-kilometre long Coxwell Bypass Tunnel, in a...
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Report looks to create new standard for reducing inflow and infiltration

A new report compiles methods that can be applied when sewers are first constructed to limit the risk of inflow and infiltration, highlighting the...
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Region of Peel working to update Water & Wastewater Master Plan

Ontario’s Region of Peel has initiated a study of a new Water and Wastewater Master Plan for its lake-based systems to update its 2013...
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Hamilton introduces new bypass notification system and apologizes for ‘sewergate’

Following its public announcement of a major combined sewage discharge, the City of Hamilton, Ontario has introduced a series of new measures, which notably...
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Manitoba denies request for North End Treatment Plant compliance extension

Manitoba Conservation and Climate said the province has denied a request by the City of Winnipeg to extend the deadline for an additional two...
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Critics warn of ‘incomplete’ focus report on Northern Pulp’s effluent proposal

A number of critics are sounding alarm bells around the Northern Pulp Nova Scotia Corporation’s new focus report around its controversial proposal to pump...
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Water worker labour relations take divergent paths in Saskatchewan

As Saskatchewan’s commercial Crown water utility, SaskWater, ratifies a new deal, Saskatoon water workers with CUPE Local 47 have rejected the latest offer from...
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Wetland sewage system helps N.L. company with carbon neutral success

A smart thermostat company in St. John’s hangs a picture of a local wastewater treatment facility on its walls as a reminder of how...

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10 tips to manage environmental risk during uncertain times

During the current COVID-19 pandemic there are many competing priorities, including environmental legal obligations that remain in force. At the same time, the pandemic will create new challenges in fulfilling these duties.
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