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Alberta Water News is a free, subscription based service that provides the latest information on water news across Alberta and upcoming events.

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The Chronicle Herald

In Nova Scotia for this week’s G7 meeting on climate change and environment, Leslie represented WWF-Canada among other project partners who gathered Tuesday evening to host an event to talk about watershed health and the data-stream effort being piloted in Atlantic Canada. Click here to continue reading

Lethbridge Herald

A County water line located between Picture Butte and Iron Springs has experienced a leak and was evacuated to complete repairs. The leak has since been repaired and water samples have been taken with the results expected today or Friday. Click here to continue reading

CTV News

The Insurance Bureau of Canada is calling for “urgent action” when it comes to preserving Canada’s wetlands as a way of limiting flood risk. A new report, indicates restoring ponds and wetlands can be a more cost-friendly and effective way of preventing flooding than man-made alternatives, such as dams or levies. Click here to continue reading

Grand Prairie Daily Herald Tribune

Clean drinking water now flows at the Horse Lake First Nation after a new water treatment plant went on-line six weeks ago. Horse Lake First Nation is located 75 kilometres northwest of Grande Prairie and has 1,224 members with around 494 living on-reserve. The First Nation is party to Treaty 8 and it is a member of the Western Cree Tribal Council (WCTC). Click here to continue reading

Global News

A rural Alberta family is planning to donate a conservation easement on 1,247 acres of their land near Cochrane to the Southern Alberta Land Trust Society (SALTS) with the goal of water conservation in mind. Click here to continue reading

CTV News

An estimated 40 million to 50 million goldfish inhabit the waters of Lake Ontario, threatening native species. So, while the government attempts to manage the goldfish population, they are simply asking people to stop dumping their pets. Click here to continue reading

Ponoka News

Barry Martens, a member of the non-profit PBMA that was formed earlier this year, spoke to council about the need to further develop the area due to low water levels in Gull Lake. The plan includes dredging in both the swimming area plus in the space between the village-owned pier and the marina area. Click here to continue reading

Global News

There are brewers grappling already with climate change’s impact on beer’s main ingredient: water. Some operate using well water, explained Lucy Saunders, a fermentation-focused chef based in Wisconsin, which gets trickier when extreme weather results in major flooding. Click here to continue reading

Sylvan Lake News

The annual event hosted by St. Paul’s Presbyterian Church in Eckville will run along the Medicine River. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The Nova Scotia government is buying bottled water and dispatching tanker trucks to a southwestern stretch of the province grappling with an extended drought. Click here to continue reading

Discover Airdrie

According to Nicole Kimmel, Aquatic Invasive Species Specialist for Alberta Environment and Parks the problem of invasive species has always been an issue but now the limelight is shown on aquatic invasive species. AEP says that they are tracking the problem of invasive goldfish all across the province and the fish can survive through the winter. Click here to continue reading