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Global Water Institute earns grant to detect, remove microplastics from wastewater

Ottawa’s Global Water Institute has received a $230,000, 18-month grant for research to develop solutions for the detection and removal of microplastics and microfibres...
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York Region to build new facility to protect Lake Simcoe from phosphorus

Two new major investments through the Disaster Mitigation and Adaptation Fund in Ontario’s York Region will focus on protection of the water supply, treatment,...
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Filtration milestone for NWT water treatment plants coincides with call for new facility

After decades of simple truck-fill water stations with chlorine disinfection, communities in the Northwest Territories (NWT) have reached the milestone achievement of having filtration...
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Alberta set for interbasin transfer as communities added to regional waterline

A new bill introduced in the Alberta Legislature proposes to construct one of the province’s longest regional waterline connections, to end drinking water quality...
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Growing anger over pinhole leaks in Thunder Bay, pipes problem also seen in U.S.

For municipal officials in Thunder Bay who may have browsed water news over the summer, accounts of pinhole leaks in the copper pipes of...
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B.C. district switches out lake drinking water source over rise in algal blooms

Flooding and unusual weather patterns likely played a role in the unusually high amount of algae within Kalamalka Lake this year, states B.C.’s Regional...
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Fredericton weighs optics, impact around water shut-offs during pandemic

One thousand residents in the City of Fredericton are at risk of having their water shut off by city officials, after they fell behind...
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Ontario’s Neskantaga community evacuates over water reservoir contamination

Under a 25-year boil-water advisory — Canada’s longest — northwestern Ontario’s Neskantaga First Nation says it has now evacuated the majority of its residents...
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WWF report warns of data gaps in 60% of Canada’s sub-watersheds

A new report from World Wildlife Fund Canada warns that missing monitoring data from 100 of the country’s 176 sub-watersheds may be obscuring threats. That...
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US EPA launches initiative, grants to build future water workforce

The U.S. has released a new plan to recruit and retain the next generation of its water workforce through planning, training and collaboration across...
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