Huffington Post Blog

While other nations have picked wetland wildlife, such as Finland's whooper swan or Pakistan's Indus crocodile, to represent their country, Canada is the only country in the world that has selected a wetland engineer as its national animal. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The major rebuild, which cost $16.5 million, was approved by the former Tory government in spite of a provincial policy that says schools should not be built on a flood plain. Click here to continue reading

Ponoka News

A report on the Town of Ponoka’s water loss and water quality shows operations running relatively smoothly. Click here to continue reading

Vermilion Standard

The Town of Vermilion has approved administration to update the current bulk water station from a coin system to a touchpad unit, during their regular council meeting on January 17. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

More than two years after a freak September snowstorm devastated the city’s urban forest, recovery and restoration work continues. In the wake of the so-called Snowtember storm in 2014, council approved $35.5 million from the rainy-day fund for three years of recovery work to aid damaged trees. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

The rush to build one million new homes in England by 2020 is set to increase flooding by overwhelming drains, according to the nation’s building and flooding professionals. Click here to continue reading

Lethbridge Herald

We shared this article a couple of weeks ago and the Lethbridge Herald site was having some security issues. Here's the article again regarding the Oldman Watershed Council's work on a proposed Water Charter 2017. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

NB Power managers and engineers are trying to sort out whether a surprising collapse of hundreds of power poles in the Acadian Peninsula following last week's ice storm was an anomaly or something that will demand stronger — and more expensive — infrastructure. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Assessed at nearly $1 million prior to the 2013 flood, a High River estate home could be yours for as little as a few thousand dollars. Click here to continue reading

Okotoks Western Wheel

Alberta Environment has put a stop to all water license transfers in the area for the last eight months pending water quality testing models that would identify the effects of drawing water out of the Sheep River, the future Calgary treated water pipeline and the expansion of the Town’s current wastewater treatment plant. Click here to continue reading

Metro Calgary

The provincial government is updating its flood maps, but Alberta Party leader Greg Clark is warning that it could have dire implications for tax rates in Calgary. The Ministry of Environment and Parks is currently working on floodway maps that could help the province prepare for the next big flood, and make planning decisions. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

People in southwestern Manitoba are preparing for what could be another major flood this spring while the wounds of the flood of 2014 are still visible. Click here to continue reading

Global News

If you’ve ever wanted to take part in an attempt to break a Guinness World Record, this weekend could be your chance. On Saturday, skiers and ski patrollers in the Edmonton area will try to break the Guinness World Record for the most people making snow angels at the same time in multiple locations. Click here to continue reading

Daily Herald Tribune

With the onset of warm weather, the City of Grande Prairie is warning residents not to use the municipality’s storm ponds for recreational purposes. Click here to continue reading

Mountain View Gazette

A bylaw that would have forced Didsbury residents with access to the town water system to decommission their water wells and use town water was defeated by council in the regular meeting on Jan. 24. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The Alberta government is extending funding to Avalanche Canada, committing $750,000 over the next three years to support the organization’s safety and education programs. Click here to continue reading

Peace Country Sun

Alberta water well owners have access to a host of information, tools, resources and experts to help them. Those who live in a city or town seldom think about the equipment that delivers water to their home – they just turn on the tap and trust that high quality drinking water will pour out whenever they need it. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

A collection of ice samples drilled out of the depths of an Arctic ice cover has now arrived at a brand-new facility at the University of Alberta. The ice cores, which have a total length of 1.5 kilometres, are an invaluable record of past climate conditions and microbial life forms, dating back 12,000 years or more. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

A source of both inspiration and controversy for decades, the future of the Columbia River now hangs in the balance as the U.S. and Canada prepare to renegotiate a 53-year-old treaty on its use. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Following outcry and concern from boating groups, council has proposed a new river access strategy to ease boat launches on Calgary waterways. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Crystalline three-metre-tall ice formations are drawing crowds of visitors to the shores of Lake Winnipeg this January. Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

Water requirements to raise cattle also need to be considered. Water consumption depends on the kind and size of animals. Irrigation also supports the livestock sector using 1.3 billion cubic metres to water feed and forage crops. Ciick here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

It’s a vital wildlife corridor between the Yellowstone and the Yukon, a place where grizzlies lumber past whitebark pines. It’s where bull trout lunch on caddisflies in streams trickling from the headwaters of the Oldman River Basin. Click here to continue reading


If water rates continue rising at projected amounts, the number of US households unable to afford water could triple in five years, to nearly 36 percent. Click here to continue reading

Swift Current Online

With winter continuing to bring warm temperatures, melting and freezing snow can cause damage on more than just roadways. As is the case on the roads, ice build-up can cause problems on roofs as well. Click here to continue reading