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The National Research Council says Canada's homes and highways were built with assumptions about weather patterns that are no longer relevant, thanks to climate change. Click here to continue reading.
The cost of looking after hundreds of wells, pipelines and other oilfield gear left behind by bankrupt Lexin Resources Ltd. has exceeded $2 million and the bills continue to roll in, says Alberta’s Orphan Well Association. Click here to continue reading.
A group of more than two-dozen people boarded boats and floated down Calgary’s Elbow River on Friday during an ecological search effort to count the number of brown trout spawning nests in the water. Click here to continue reading.
Rocky Mountain Outlook
Lake Louise Ski Area is going to trial in December, accused of cutting down whitebark pine trees – an endangered species – despite an application to the court to have charges stayed because of how long it has taken the legal system to reach trial. Click here to continue reading.
The Canadian government says it lacked the scientific evidence to determine if oilsands tailings ponds were leaking into waterways and hurting fish. Click here to continue reading.
Natural Resources Conservation Board
On November 6, 2017, the NRCB and Alberta Environment and Parks issued a joint notice of filing. This notice invites public comment on the application under the Water Act. It also advises the public of how to view the application and who to contact for further information. Click here to continue reading
The permit allows KGL to in-fill 24 wetlands, amounting to 22 hectares, and to de-water wetlands in or near the Elbow River Valley. Complainants say it will have a devastating effect on the ecosystem and increase the risk of flooding, while the province says it is developing other wetlands as an offset. Click here to continue reading
Environment Canada said the freezing rain would turn to snow before morning, which could cause icy streets. Click here to continue reading
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India plans to spray water over its capital, New Delhi, to combat toxic smog that has triggered a pollution emergency, officials said on Friday, with conditions expected to worsen over the weekend. Click here to continue reading
Compare and Contrast: People are being urged to take caution before venturing out on ice-covered lakes and rivers. Ice doesn’t freeze uniformly and its strength can vary considerably from one area to another. Click here to continue reading
Potash, known for its pink colour, is being tested by Alberta Agriculture and the Eastern Irrigation District as a treatment for invasive mussels in irrigation infrastructure. Click here to continue reading
Most Americans do not realize it, but we really don’t know with a lot of accuracy how much snow there is sitting in the mountains during winter. This creates a host of problems, from estimating flood risk accurately to figuring out how much water is available for summer farm irrigation. Click here to continue reading
Airdire City View
“The majority of tax dollars go to a number of different programs but some of the most expensive ones are water, wastewater and road infrastructure and development,” he said. “So it’s important that all of us are working on the same page, that we’re prioritizing developments that are going to require provincial support, federal support.” Click here to continue reading
The core team behind NexLoop, a biomimicry venture, has been collaborating on its nature-inspired water collection technology for almost two years. But the first time the three entrepreneurs met in person was in mid-October in California, when their idea won the $100,000 grand prize in the Biomimicry Global Design Challenge. Click here to continue reading
Peace Country Sun
While most trees and shrubs in Alberta are well adapted to winter conditions, having a sudden heavy snowfall when trees have not completed or are just starting their growing season can be devastating. Click here to continue reading
Three Albertans who saved people from drowning received top honours from the Lifesaving Society on Wednesday. The top floor of Edmonton's Government House was packed as Alberta Lt.-Gov. Lois Mitchell handed out awards to rescuers and volunteers. Click here to continue reading
The yearly number of days Halifax beaches have been closed increased 301.78 per cent since 2012, and the reason for the increase hasn’t been determined. Click here to continue reading
A quick drop in the temperature has caused multiple water main breaks around Saskatoon. The most significant one is on 25th Street, where a break in the primary water main on Monday evening forced the closure of the street between 3rd Avenue and 5th Avenue. Click here to continue reading
Recent weather has cooled lake and reservoir water temperatures to such an extent that blue-green algae is no longer a health concern, including in seven bodies of water in the Calgary Zone. Click here to continue reading
For farmers near the Quill Lakes, flooding has been an ongoing concern in the region. A proposed diversion channel to Last Mountain Lake is seen as a way to remove excess surface water, but it is facing opposition downstream. Click here to continue reading
A massive water bill has a Fort Saskatchewan mom worried about how she’s going to pay it. Click here to continue reading
Living Lakes Canada, Columbia Basin Trust, the Columbia Basin Watershed Network and Selkirk College are inviting everyone and anyone in the Columbia Basin with an interest in the region’s water resources to join a dialogue that has the potential to protect communities from water challenges in the face of climate change. Click here to continue reading
Compare and Contrast: Two Indigenous communities will be working with a McMaster University research team to study the water on their land to determine the source of contaminants and develop an app that gives real-time updates on the local water quality. Click here to continue reading
Phosphorus is commonly used in detergents and cleaners. The release of phosphorus into the environment contributes to the over-fertilization of freshwater ecosystems and can result in the growth of harmful algal blooms in lakes and rivers. Click here to continue reading
Watch the video for Broadley's top five tips on mastering winter driving in Edmonton. Click here to continue reading
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