CTV News

Ontario is proposing to charge water-bottling companies a little over $500 per million litres taken from the ground, amid a broader debate over the province's stewardship of the natural resource.

Some environmental groups applauded the announcement as another step in the right direction, while others called for an all-out ban on bottling and selling groundwater for profit, but the industry noted that water bottlers are responsible for a small fraction of water-taking permits. Click here to continue reading.

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Lake Louise Ski Area will defend itself in December against charges under the Species at Risk Act that it destroyed a federally protected tree species on its leased property in a national park sometime in the summer of 2013.

In order to accommodate up to 14 witnesses in the trial, Crown and defence requested it be held in Calgary Provincial Court, and were granted permission by the court’s chief judge. Click here to continue reading.

National Observer

The Coldwater Indian Band south of Merritt, B.C. has added its name to a chorus of groups challenging federal approval of the controversial Trans Mountain expansion in court, alleging that the pipeline project could do irreparable damage to its only viable source of drinking water. Click here to continue reading

Meridian Booster

In an effort to secure much needed funds for the looming required upgrade of the mechanical wastewater treatment facility, Lloydminster is making a second application to the New Building Canada Fund (NBCF). Click here to continue reading

Vulcan Advocate

Vulcan County council has opted against adding residences near Kirkcaldy to a proposed waterline extension to the hamlet. The rural portion of the waterline extension would have cost an estimated $1.66 million, said Nels Petersen, the County’s administrator. It would have extended the regional water line to 18 residences in the Kirkcaldy area, he said. Click here to continue reading

Daily Herald Tribune

 The typical Grande Prairie resident’s water bill will go up $1.50 per month in 2017 and then $2.15 in 2018. But Clairmont residents’ wastewater bills are going up close to 20% in order to pay for needed upgrades, Manz said. Click here to continue reading

Times Colonist

When the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission declared high-speed Internet a basic service necessary to all Canadians’ quality of life last month, it acknowledged the modern information highway as being the primary route by which news, employment notices, financial information and much of education is shared today. If only the government would adopt that same attitude toward safe drinking water. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Water stains on the ceiling tipped off homeowner Wes Lysack that something was wrong. "There was roughly seven spots per room that were the size of about a baseball in the middle of the room," said Lysack. Click here to continue reading

Toronto Star

Leshuk was working on the process, treating dirty water such as that found in Alberta’s oilsands, with the nanoparticles combined with ultraviolet light. He wondered what might happen if exposed to actual sunlight. Click here to continue reading

Global News

A health authority in British Columbia says a recent train derailment that spilled coal into the Thompson River near Ashcroft has made water unsafe for consumption. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Several speakers who trekked to council Monday and waited hours to voice their thoughts also expressed environmental concerns with the project slated for a beloved community green space home to natural wetlands. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Warm weather is here, and all the snow that’s accumulated is melting away this week. The only worry is that meltdown will happen faster than the city, and homeowners, can handle it. Erik Mikkelsen reports. Click here to watch the video

Global News

Edmonton city council may vote to transfer the drainage branch to EPCOR, which could result in higher utility rates for city residents. EPCOR proposed the drainage branch transfer at the June 14, 2016 city council meeting. A new city hall report said the amount of flood mitigation work needing to be done will likely lead to the higher rate because government grants won’t be enough. Click here to continue reading

Sylvan Lake News

Residents of Sylvan Lake and area will soon see a rate increase on their water and sewer bills following a vote by Town Council on Monday evening. Click here to continue reading

Hinton Parklander

Whether water is a commodity or a human right, it could soon come at a price if council approves to implement meters at residential homes. Click here to continue reading

National Observer

In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that Alberta rancher Jessica Ernst cannot sue the province's energy regulator regarding fracking activities on her land that contaminated her well's aquifer so strongly, she could light her tap water on fire. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

The water-energy conundrum is a good example of the complicated environmental systems challenges faced by policymakers planning strategies for national economic growth. Click here to continue reading

Radio Canada International

It’s hard to make something when you’re missing the proper tool. In science it’s hard to make accurate judgements and models if you’re missing some information. Water is a critical component for scientists studying global climate and any number of other subjects, but until recently no complete “map” or data of water on a global scale was available. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

UPDATE added Jan. 13, 2017: The water issue was resolved by late Thursday and the school was open Friday, band manager Alice Peters confirmed to CBC. Health Canada has issued a do not drink water order for the Sunchild First Nation west of Rocky Mountain House. Click here to continue reading

Times of India

To accurately measure the quantity of water being supplied to each consumer and improve its revenue, the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB) has decided to fix global system for mobile communication (GSM) technology-enabled water meters. Click here to continue reading

Cochrane Times

Further watershed funding has been allocated by the Alberta government in recent weeks and Banff-Cochrane MLA Cam Westhead is pleased to see the allocations. Alberta Environment and Parks announced a $14 million for the extension of the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program on Dec. 21 as well as $31 million for flood mitigation, which was otherwise scheduled to conclude in 2017. Click here to continue reading

Metro News Calgary

What happens when you let artists hang around with city water engineers? Calgarians can get a sneak peek Thursday night as Watershed+:Dynamic Environment Lab hosts an artist talk at Fort Calgary. Click here to continue reading

Peace River Record Gazette

Town of Peace residents will see an increase in their water usage rates, but will most likely not see an increase in their property taxes in 2017. Click here to continue reading


Joe Gallipeau, a developer and town councillor here, is suing the town he represents because he says the municipality has been overcharging his business for water and related services. Click here to continue reading

Maclean's Magazine

How pipeline bitumen fares on water—does it float or sink?—when it spills is the big, sticky question at the heart of the debate over the environmental dangers of resource development. Click here to continue reading