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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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Global News

Victims of catastrophic flooding in Grand Forks, B.C., in 2018 have launched a proposed class-action lawsuit against the B.C. government and several timber companies, alleging excessive logging caused the disaster. Click here to continue reading

Fort McMurray Today

The flood berms protecting Fort McMurray worked during April’s flooding and withstood rising river levels, Deputy CAO Matthew Hough told council during a Tuesday meeting. But manholes on the river side of the berms allowed flood waters to flow into the storm and sanitary system, bringing the flood waters under the berm and into downtown. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Calgary could be rid of lead water pipes by 2023 under a proposed $14-million plan to remove them. Council’s utilities and corporate services committee heard details about a program to remove lead service lines on both private and public property over the next three years. City officials said up to $2.5 million of the estimated cost could be recovered from homeowners who have lead lines on their property. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

A new study, recently published in Nature Communications, looks to understand how carbon locked in the frozen ground is released into the atmosphere by studying core samples from across northern Canada. Click here to continue reading

Yellowknifer News

Of the four sites in question, two are located in the NWT by Hay River and on the Slave River. Two are in Alberta at Fitzgerald point on the Slave River, and Peace Point on the Peace River. All are downstream of the Fort McMurray oil sands.  Click here to continue reading

Medicine Hat News

A blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) health advisory has been issued for the Milk River Ridge Reservoir. Residents living near the shores of the reservoir and visitors are being advised by Alberta Health Services to take precautions to protect their health and keep their loved ones safe. Click here to continue reading

Guardian

The world has failed to meet a single target to stem the destruction of wildlife and life-sustaining ecosystems in the last decade, according to a devastating new report from the UN on the state of nature. Click here to continue reading

CTV News

A sample collected from London wastewater earlier this month has tested positive for the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19. The sample was collected on Sept. 6 as part of a pilot project between the Middlesex-London Health Unit and the City of London that began in July. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

As the federal government puts the finishing touches on a national hydrogen strategy designed to kickstart the budding sector, some experts say one of the vital ingredients for the industry to flourish is to build more pipelines. Click here to continue reading

Lethbridge News Now

The province said $43 million will go towards this initiative, which will see the improvement of trails and pathways, as well as upgrades to day-use areas and campgrounds. Click here to continue reading

Guardian

For only the second time in recorded history, five tropical cyclones are churning in the Atlantic Ocean at the same time. The entire island of Bermuda, where homes are built to withstand major hurricanes, was inside the eye of Hurricane Paulette on Monday morning. Click here to continue reading

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