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Engineering groups highlight infrastructure investments in Ontario budget

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Ontario (ACEC-Ontario) are applauding aspects of the new provincial budget as officials...
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Selenium cleanup costs exceed BC coal mine’s financial obligations, report warns

Just one week after the International Joint Commission announced an official investigation into ongoing selenium contamination from coal mining in British Columbia’s Elk River...
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CIB commits $140M to Manitoba wastewater projects as province looks to expand housing

Following a $140-million investment in southeastern Manitoba wastewater infrastructure, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is looking to partner on more new, large-scale infrastructure projects...
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Metro Vancouver says North Shore WWTP construction set to resume as cost estimate quadruples

Following the completion of a review by a Metro Vancouver Board task force, construction on the North Shore Wastewater Treatment Plant is set to...
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UWaterloo researchers trap nanoplastics in activated carbon

Using a process called thermal decomposition, University of Waterloo researchers say they have converted epoxy into activated carbon to effectively remove 94% of nanoplastics...
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Texas farmers launch PFAS lawsuit against biosolids company

A group of Texas farmers is suing a Maryland-based company, which also produces biosolids in Canada, over claims their farms were damaged by a...
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EPA moves to form Water Sector Cybersecurity Task Force

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is forming a Water Sector Cybersecurity Task Force to combat hacking threats faced by water systems throughout the...
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Alberta budget boosts water spending to address drought, growing population

Alberta has targeted $482 million over three years for municipal water programs and infrastructure in its 2024 budget, with an emphasis on managing water...
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TMU aims to learn more about GHG emissions from WWTPs, sewer networks

Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) has received a $1.4-million research grant to advance the understanding of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from wastewater treatment plants, sewer...
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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,...
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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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Saskatchewan’s $51M in water, wastewater funding will support 34 major projects

Major water and wastewater infrastructure funding totalling more than $51 million was announced in February for Saskatchewan to support 34 projects that range from...

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