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Canada invests in NL water and sewer upgrades to improve reliability and energy efficiency

PUBLISHED: 30 May 2023      Last Edited: 30 May 2023

Water Canada

This investment will support water, storm and sewage system upgrades along Brigus Road, including a new watermain, storm sewer ditching, culvert upgrades and replace an existing sanitary sewer lift station.These upgrades will improve the reliability and energy efficiency of the drinking water distribution, stormwater management and sewage treatment systems, helping to create a greener community and improve climate change preparedness. Click here to continue reading

Canada and British Columbia invest in water infrastructure improvements

PUBLISHED: 30 May 2023      Last Edited: 30 May 2023

Water Canada

Patrick Weiler, Member of Parliament for West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country, the Honourable Anne Kang, B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs, and His Worship Jack Crompton, Mayor of the Resort Municipality of Whistler, have announced a joint investment of more than $16.1 million to support four water infrastructure projects across British Columbia. Click here to continue reading

Analysts struggle with El Nino rain predictions

PUBLISHED: 29 May 2023      Last Edited: 29 May 2023

The Western Producer

While it is difficult to predict El Nino’s influence on summer weather for most of North America, there is a strong correlation with temperature on the Canadian Prairies. It typically results in a hotter-than-normal summer, especially for the western half of the region, said John Baranick, DTN’s agricultural meteorologist. When it comes to precipitation, it is basically a coin toss. It is hard to predict whether it will be above or below normal, he said during DTN’s recent Ag Summit Series. Click here to continue reading

Compare and Contrast: ‘Dr Deep Sea’: the US professor living underwater for 100 days

PUBLISHED: 29 May 2023      Last Edited: 29 May 2023

The Guardian

More than 20ft below the surface of a Florida lagoon, one man is on a mission. Having already broken the record for the longest time living underwater, Dr Joseph Dituri is planning to spend 100 days in his subaquatic compound, to research the effects of hyperbaric pressure on the body. Click here to continue reading

Compare and Contrast: Up to 70% of California beaches could disappear by end of the century

PUBLISHED: 29 May 2023      Last Edited: 29 May 2023

The Guardian

California is known for golden sands and endless waves, but much of the state’s famous shoreline could vanish in the future. That’s according to a new study, which found that between 25% and 70% of California beaches might be washed away by the end of the century, leaving only cliffs or coastal infrastructure in their wake. Click here to continue reading

Spring flood risks highlight lack of insurance for Canadian homeowners: experts

PUBLISHED: 29 May 2023      Last Edited: 29 May 2023

Ponoka News

As the spring season brings higher flood risk to Canadians, as seen in British Columbia recently, experts say many homeowners remain without adequate insurance to cover extreme weather’s damage to their homes. Click here to continue reading

Early snowmelt in Western mountains means drier summers, more wildfire risk: study

PUBLISHED: 29 May 2023      Last Edited: 29 May 2023

CTV News

Leaner snowpack in Western Canada and United States mountain ranges is causing drier summers and increasing wildfire risk, says a new study from the University of Colorado Boulder. Click here to continue reading

Compare and Contrast: Venice authorities investigate after canal turns fluorescent green

PUBLISHED: 29 May 2023      Last Edited: 29 May 2023

CTV News

Venetian authorities are investigating after a patch of fluorescent green water appeared in the famed Grand Canal on Sunday morning. Click here to continue reading

Compare and Contrast: ‘Unpredictability is our biggest problem’: Texas farmers experiment with ancient farming styles

PUBLISHED: 29 May 2023      Last Edited: 29 May 2023

The Guardian

In one of the toughest growing regions in the US, commercial farmers like Frank Machac are experimenting with a style of ancient agriculture more known for soil health than profit. Click here to continue reading

Niagara Region takes claim of Ontario’s Tastiest Tap Water for second year in a row

PUBLISHED: 29 May 2023      Last Edited: 29 May 2023

Water Canada

During this week’s celebration of National Public Works Week, Niagara Region is excited to share that is has once again claimed the top spot at the Ontario Water Works Association’s Annual General Meeting Taste Test Competition. Click here to continue reading

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