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First Nations drinking water advisories lifted and added with new year underway

Recently for Canadian First Nation reserves, two short-term and one long-term drinking water advisory were lifted, while the status of three ongoing drinking water...
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U.S. PFAS Bill passes House, but faces major hurdle in Senate

The House of Representatives passed the PFAS Action Act, to protect the environment and clean up areas affected by PFAS, but it must now pass the Senate.
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Manitoba shifts to new system that allows for better watershed planning

Manitoba’s new Watershed Districts Act has transitioned 18 provincial conservation districts to 14 new watershed districts with boundaries based on watersheds. Proclaimed on January 1,...
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Understanding the effects of melting glaciers on drinking water

A new project at the University of Alberta aims to provide insight into the current and future quality of drinking water in western Canada,...
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Cornwall says cities need protection from Ontario legislation that could increase water contamination risk

The Ontario City of Cornwall wants municipalities to be legally protected if the provincial government makes a decision that could negatively impact water quality. Councillor...
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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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SaskWater buys Meadow Lake water treatment plant as part of service agreement

SaskWater and the Saskatchewan City of Meadow Lake have signed a water supply agreement that includes the sale of the City’s water treatment plant...
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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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Ontario to extend water bottling moratorium and further review impacts

The Ontario government intends to extend its moratorium on water bottling permits by nine months as it looks to have its newly-finished water extraction...
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Investigating disinfection byproducts for Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation

Working with the community and the OFNTSC, the Walkerton Clean Water Centre investigated treatment processes to control disinfection byproducts in drinking water, such as trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids.

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