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Teck Coal fined record $60M for B.C. river contamination

In the highest fine ever imposed by a court for pollution in violation of the Fisheries Act, Teck Coal Limited has been ordered to...

DFO funds projects to analyze contaminant damage to ecosystems

Fisheries and Oceans Canada has announced nearly $2.9 million to support nine research projects that will analyze the effects of contaminants like microplastics, oil,...

Nearly $90M in funding could jumpstart water work for 37 Ontario First Nations

Canada is investing $69.5 million for clean drinking water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure improvements in 37 First Nation communities across Ontario. The new funding will...

USask water security exchange program aims to improve life for West African women

A research team from the University of Saskatchewan has secured funding for a new water security and scholar exchange project that endeavours to help...
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Canada launches new website to track progress on First Nations water advisories

On the heels of a recent critical report from the federal auditor general, Indigenous Services Canada says a new website will help track progress...

Quebec’s Magpie River first in Canada to be granted personhood

Quebec is the first Canadian province to join a global movement – particularly active in New Zealand, the U.S. and Ecuador – that recognizes...

U of G researcher leads study to monitor UV impact on well water families

A University of Guelph researcher and an Ontario-based water tech company are partnering on a new study that will explore illness-causing microbes in residential...
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UWindsor team to monitor harmful algal blooms in real time

University of Windsor researchers are using a $1 million grant to deploy real-time monitoring sensors into Lake Erie to understand more about harmful algal...
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Nestlé sells portion of Canadian bottled water operations

Following the attempted sale of Nestlé’s Pure Life water business in Canada, the water giant has now made further efforts to distance itself from...

Auditor general ‘disheartened’ by failure to meet First Nations drinking water targets

The Assembly of First Nations (AFN) is drawing attention to a new federal auditor general report that warns how little has been done to...

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