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Navigating Icy Roads and Road Salt for Drinking Water Health

PUBLISHED: 23 February 2024      Last Edited: 23 February 2024

Uppert Thames River Conservation Authority

Salt is commonly used to melt ice and reduce the risk created by icy conditions, but it also poses a significant threat to water quality. It’s important to ensure our use of salt doesn’t jeopardize the health of our groundwater and, with it, our drinking water. Click here to continue reading

Why this Ontario town created a bylaw for using bubblers in lakes

PUBLISHED: 23 February 2024      Last Edited: 23 February 2024

Cottage Life

While de-icers may protect structures, they can also endanger snowmobilers, wildlife, and other cottage-goers. In September 2023, the Township of Armour, enacted a bylaw regulating the use of de-icers. Click here to continue reading

Compare and contrast: White House is distributing $5.8 billion from the infrastructure law for water projects

PUBLISHED: 23 February 2024      Last Edited: 23 February 2024

Daily Commercial News

The Biden administration announced Tuesday that it is distributing another $5.8 billion for water infrastructure projects around the country. The new allocations will go to projects in all 50 states, bringing the total awarded to states for water infrastructure projects to $22 billion. Click here to continue reading

Compare and contrast: Administration announces $5.8 billion in funding to clean up nation’s drinking water, upgrade infrastructure

PUBLISHED: 23 February 2024      Last Edited: 23 February 2024

CNN

Projects underway in Pittsburgh – such as an effort to get rid of lead pipes – are among several across the country that are being funded through bipartisan 2021 legislation that designated $50 billion toward improving water infrastructure. Click here to continue reading

Most Alberta river flows within normal range

PUBLISHED: 23 February 2024      Last Edited: 23 February 2024

The Western Producer

 

Water levels on the Bow River from Calgary to the mouth of the South Saskatchewan River are running within normal seasonal ranges as of mid-February and the Red Deer River is also flowing at average levels. Click here to continue reading

Water expert warns of changes in runoff, demand

PUBLISHED: 23 February 2024      Last Edited: 23 February 2024

The Western Producer

University of Saskatchewan professor John Pomeroy says traditional weather patterns are shifting in Alberta due to climate change, which will make it necessary to build infrastructure better able to capture earlier spring runoff. Click here to continue reading

‘Every litre counts’: City pleads for Winnipeggers to limit water use as massive sewage spill continues

PUBLISHED: 22 February 2024      Last Edited: 22 February 2024

CBC

The City of Winnipeg wants some 90,000 residences and businesses in the southwest area of the city to know that every little bit of water they can keep from flowing into the sewer system helps, after a pipe crossing under the Red River near Fort Garry Bridge broke two weeks ago. Click here to continue reading

Deadline for clean drinking water class action lawsuit draws near

PUBLISHED: 22 February 2024      Last Edited: 22 February 2024

Ha-Shilth-Sa

Time is running out to apply for a share of the First Nations Drinking Water class action settlement fund. Application forms can be found online and must be submitted before March 7, 2024. Click here to continue reading

Why a dry winter may not mean trouble for Alberta farmers

PUBLISHED: 22 February 2024      Last Edited: 22 February 2024

CTV News

As drought conditions in Alberta worsen, one local farmer is holding out hope. Scott Jesperson, an Edmonton area producer and vice chair of Alberta Grains, said the dry winter won’t hurt grain growers as long as spring brings rain. Click here to continue reading

Quebec institutions join to develop sustainable water management solution

PUBLISHED: 22 February 2024      Last Edited: 22 February 2024

Water Canada

The Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and the Fédération québécoise des municipalités (FQM) have joined forces to develop sustainable water management solutions as part of the fight against climate change. Click here to continue reading

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