Edmonton Sun

A blue-green algae advisory was issued for Hastings Lake, about 45 kilometres east of Edmonton, on Monday morning by Alberta Health Services. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Two people are facing charges after becoming stranded on a lake in central Alberta over the weekend, prompting a search and rescue mission. RCMP were called to Abraham Lake at around 7:30 p.m. on Sunday for reports of boaters in distress. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The festival is being spearheaded by the Alberta River Association, which was founded in 2005 and has steadily expanded in terms of the number of members and the number of surfing locations available in the province, ever since. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The City of Edmonton has come up with a green solution to keeping plants along the new bike network in bloom. Two tricycles, each equipped to hold 140 litres of water, are being used to water plants in planter boxes along the downtown network. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Health authorities are warning people and pets to stay out of Pine Coulee Reservoir south of Calgary due to an algae bloom. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

Canada is behind the world’s other economic leaders when it comes to protecting its lands and fresh waters and is well off pace of meeting the international commitment it made seven years ago to nearly double the size of its protected regions by 2020, according to a new national study. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Hawkins stated that eight out of 10 drownings happen after a boater who has fallen overboard is either not wearing a life-jacket or wearing it improperly. Click here to watch the video

Calgary Herald

Kate Wilson is an aquatic invasive species specialist with Alberta Environment who is working to understand how we are affected by this invasive disease. During our conversation, she provided a quick primer about whirling disease and a glimpse into how it may impact southern Alberta fisheries in the years ahead. Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

A 50-year-long drought may not be as crazy as some people think. According to a new book, it actually happened on the Prairies and not that long ago. And that’s not all. The book, titled Vulnerability and Adaptation to Drought, suggests that droughts will become longer and more severe on the Prairies in the future. Click here to continue reading

Global News

It’s safe to say no one likes to see litter. But in the north Okanagan town of Enderby, the litter problem is washing up on the banks of the Shuswap River. Click here to continue reading

Camrose Canadian

Alberta Health Services issued a water advisory for Miquelon Lake last week, citing the lake was no longer safe to swim in due to a high fecal coliform count. Click here to continue reading

Prairie Post

The South East Alberta Watershed Alliance (SEAWA) has received provincial government funding to be able to undertake a two-year riparian restoration project and officials are looking for landowners to take part. Click here to continue reading

Okotoks Western Wheel

Scorching temperatures and recent dry weather has put pressure on Okotoks’ water supplies, leading the Town to ask residents to reduce water use. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Parks Canada has restricted fishing in Cuthead Creek in Banff National Park to protect cutthroat trout from whirling disease. It is also restricting boating and swimming in the creek — although people will be allowed to wade across it on official trails if there is no bridge. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Two groups opposed to a proposed dam and reservoir designed to help prevent flooding in southern Alberta are urging a friendly resolution to the dispute. The Tsuut'ina Nation and the landowners organization Don't Damn Springbank have sent an open letter to Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi and others about flood mitigation on the Elbow River. Click here to continue reading

Global News

We don’t often think twice about what we’re flushing down the toilet — because why would we? — but chances are there are a number of things that we’re absent mindedly tossing into the commode that could do some serious damage. Click here to continue reading

Chestermere Anchor

With something for the whole family, Chestermerians are invited to come out and celebrate life on the lake at the annual Water Festival July 22 at John Peake Park. Click here to continue reading

The Chestermere Anchor

While all cities need to control the weeds in their parks and green spaces, Chestermere takes it one step further, working to control the weeds in the lake. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

RCMP and Alberta Parks have issued a public safety advisory for people tubing on the Pembina River, after having dealt with search and rescue operations involving 18 people so far this summer. Click here to continue reading

Water Technology.Net

 It was found that more than 80% of respondents were either already investing or looking to invest in smart water infrastructure in order to improve their operations. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The city's multimillion-dollar flood-mitigation plan for Mill Woods is overkill, an Edmonton resident says. Last summer, drainage pipes under the street in front of Willy Jabs's house at 43rd Avenue and 89th Street were replaced with much larger ones. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

“Given America’s addiction to plastic water bottles, we knew we had to be smart,” said David Chiu, a state assemblyman who introduced the measure when he was a San Francisco supervisor. “There were members of the public who couldn’t imagine life without plastic water bottles.” Click here to continue reading

Global News

“Severe storms have been happening more often and with greater intensity across Alberta,” IBC western vice-president Bill Adams said. Click here to continue reading

Bonnyville Nouvelle

These blooms are a cause for concern, but according to Kellie Nichiporik, chair for the Moose Lake Watershed Society, residents shouldn't worry, it happens every year. “Blue-green algae is naturally occurring. We've done core samples in the lake and we found that it's over 300-years-old in the lake. It's been here for a very long time.” Click here to continue reading

Global News

In a Friday news release, AHS said the advisory was issued after elevated levels of fecal coliform bacteria were found to be present in the water. Click here to continue reading