The Guardian

When you flush the toilet, you’re probably not thinking about bike lanes or home insulation. But that’s where your used loo roll could one day end up if a Dutch project to extract cellulose from sewage rolls out. Click here to continue reading

Strathmore Standard

Pooling water after a heavy downpour is a problem the Town of Strathmore has faced for several years. This summer the town has plans to install storm drains along Second Avenue, in an effort to divert the water into the lake. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The hot and dry weather in southern Alberta is posing some risks to water- goers. As Quinn Campbell reports, warnings have been issued after fecal coliforms and blue green algae have been found in southern Alberta swimming areas. Click here to watch the video

Okotoks Western Wheel

The Sheep River has been Okotoks’ biggest attraction since the arrival of the first settlers and is the focal point of the town’s summer river walking tour. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

Billed as Paradise and backed by Chinese investors, a proposed massive residential and commercial development in Niagara Falls is at a standstill amid wrangling over protecting sensitive wetlands. Click here to continue reading

Metro Edmonton

The City of Edmonton is launching a safety review for all of its 183 stormwater ponds, following the death of a teen who drowned in one after she tried rescuing a dog. Click here to continue reading

Chestermere Anchor

 Residents on Cove Place are unhappy with how Chestermere Utilities Inc. (CUI) is handling the upcoming repairs to copper water lines in their cul-de-sac. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The floods of 2013 hurt us all. From Canmore to Bragg Creek to High River to Calgary, all rivers in southern Alberta reached one in 200-year levels. But the damaging flood also raised the best qualities of Albertans: neighbours helping neighbours, and a community spirit that knew no boundaries or political jurisdiction. Click here to continue reading

Daily Herald Tribune

Aquatera has hired a contractor for the long-delayed project connecting Clairmont’s wastewater system to Aquatera’s Grande Prairie system. Grande Prairie-based Mainline Construction was the successful bidder for the $17.3 million project. Aquatera CEO Bernd Manz said the price was so competitive that the project can be done in one go instead of in phases. Click here to continue reading

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