CBC News

During the election, the federal Liberals pledged to put an end to all long-term boil water advisories in First Nations communities within five years. The government committed $1.8 billion to the effort in its last budget. But a new study by the David Suzuki Foundation and the Council of Canadians is giving the government's plan mixed reviews. Click here to continue reading

Rocky Mountain Outlook

A special public avalanche warning for recreational backcountry users has been issued for Friday through Monday (Feb. 10-13) for Kananaskis Country, Waterton Lakes National Park, and Avalanche Canada’s South Rockies and Lizard and Flathead regions. Click here to continue reading

Urban Systems

While more details will come into focus upon a release of the proposed policy, high-demand water using industries may benefit first from the proposed streamlined approval process for water reuse in Alberta. This is due to the indirect nature of the reuse as well as the perceived low-risk to human health. Through clearer guidelines for indirect, non-potable reuse, we may see a burgeoning business based on the transfer of one industry’s wastewater for reuse in another industrial practice in Alberta. Click here to continue reading

Conservator

He may not be able to fly, in a literal sense, but Brunen’s earned his wings through his work. And he’s given wings to people he’s mentored over the years, as well as to the waterfowl and other wildlife that have benefited from his impressive body of work. Click here to continue reading

Airdrie City View

City staff presented council with information regarding Airdrie’s 28-day billing cycle for water services at its Feb. 6 meeting. According to Shannon Schindeler, manager of treasury and utility administration, Airdrie’s billing cycle is intended to provide residents with consistent payments, month to month. Click here to continue reading

PR Record Gazette

Nearly a month behind schedule, this season’s river freeze-up is expected to make its way through town this week. Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) issued an ice advisory for the Peace River at the Town of Peace River on February 3. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

After being flooded with calls this week about dangerously icy road conditions in Calgary, city councillors are questioning department policy around snow and ice control and parking bans along snow routes. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The cost of providing clean drinking water to Fort McMurray has spiked after the 2016 wildfire and could rise even higher in 2017. The city's water treatment plant is spending more on food-grade chemicals to remove burnt forest-floor ash that's flushing into the municipality's drinking water supply. Click here to continue reading

Water World

Following the success of a constructed wetland in Oman, treating more than 95,000 m3/day of produced water, petrochemical company Shell has reviewed the process to be used on other sites around the world. In this article the engineering team present the findings. Click here to continue reading

Vermilion Standard

The Vermilion River Watershed Restoration and Enhancement project, according to Mara Erickson, extension and stewardship coordinator of the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance, is an opportunity for land owners throughout the watershed who would want to restore or enhance wetlands on their property. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The Yukon Water Board has lost a jurisdictional dispute with the territorial government. It began with an application in 2015 to the Yukon Environmental and Socio-economic Assessment Board by a family-owned placer mining company, Northern Exposures Inc., to begin mining claims it had purchased on the Indian River and Ruby Creek south of Dawson City. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Postmedia reporter Annalise Klingbeil has compiled important numbers from the strategy, proposed funding and Wednesday’s committee meeting... Click here to continue reading

CBC News

It's unclear when the route will be reopened. The Transportation Ministry says no detour is available, but alternate routes include highways 95 and 93. Click here to continue reading

Water Tech Online

To learn more about the path to good water stewardship, Water Technology editors talked with members of our Editorial Advisory Board (EAB) and other industry experts about the current state of industrial water. Click here to continue reading

Revelstoke Mountaineer

“Acquiring long-term data about water is essential as it helps us better understand the effects of climate change on Basin water resources,” said Mel Reasoner, a Nelson-based climate scientist. “In turn, this informs planning processes that can help Basin communities address water-related challenges in the future.” Click here to continue reading

Rocky View Weekly

An “unfair” situation with the water and wastewater system in Bragg Creek has led Rocky View County (RVC) council to direct administration to work with Alberta Environment to find an appropriate solution. Click here to continue reading

Water Canada

A survey conducted by the BLOOM Centre for Sustainability has found that majority of craft breweries in Ontario understand the need to improve their water and resource management performance. Click here to continue reading

Water Canada

Two recent studies from the University of Alberta and Stanford have emphasized the deleterious effects of petroleum spills on the health of fish species, freshwater and saltwater, respectively. Click here to continue reading

Global News

More than 50 people have been injured in avalanches after heavy snow blanketed 22 of Afghanistan's 34 provinces over last three days. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Once-lovely trout streams are muddied after each summer rain, scenic vistas are sliced and diced with eroding gullies, and those who care about land and stream health increasingly find themselves with nowhere to go that isn’t trashed. It’s a mess. But here’s the thing: responsible OHV operators hate that mess as much as the rest of us. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Environment Canada's snowfall warning for Calgary and most of southern Alberta remains in effect Monday. Calgary got 9.6 cm of snow on Sunday, and the city is expected to see another five to 10 cm of snow before it tapers off in the evening. CrowsNest Pass hit hard and snowfall warnings blanket southern Alberta. Click here to continue reading

Lethbridge Herald

A Calgary company has been fined $5,000 for development work in Cardston’s Lee Creek. Gordon Atkins, owner of Creekworks Ltd., was handed the administrative penalty in relation to activity in the watercourse after a flood in 2014. Officials say he in-filled and re-sloped parts of the creek without obtaining approval from Alberta Environment and Parks. Click here to continue reading

Vancouver Sun

Our climate is indeed changing. Flood, drought, fire, wind and cold — extreme events are becoming the norm. From a water-first perspective, we are at a moment of truth. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Taber Town Council has decided to end its 20-year utilities contract with EPCOR just nine years into the agreement. EPCOR was under contract to provide Taber with its water and sewage services. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

A researcher says the agency that monitors Alberta’s energy industry has underestimated the impact of tens of thousands of spills going back decades. Click here to continue reading