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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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University of Alberta: Folio

Alberta lakes experienced a reprieve from major blue-green algal blooms this past summer thanks to two cold snaps, according to a University of Alberta biologist. Click here to continue reading

Mountain View Gazette

Mountain View County (MVC) council has decided to not have the municipality sign the Red Deer River Municipal User Group (RDRMUG) Charter for Protecting Source Water Quality. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

"Guardians are, in a way, fulfilling their traditional role in monitoring and stewardship of the watersheds in our traditional territory," said Saya Masso, natural resources manager for the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

A former employee of the Town of Oyen in southern Alberta has been fined $1,000 for not monitoring the town's drinking water over a seven-year period. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Heavy snowfall is expected for Thursday and Friday in western and central Alberta. Environment Canada issued snowfall warnings late Thursday morning for several regions, including Grande Prairie and Valleyview. The warnings were expanded early Thursday afternoon to include Spruce Grove and Red Deer. Click here to continue reading

Caledon Enterprise

Compare and Contrast: Ten schools in Caledon are ditching water fixtures daily and three taps have been shut down because one or more of its water sources tested high for lead. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The city Of Hamilton has launched a campaign to educate residents about what can and cannot be flushed into the city’s sewer system. Click here to continue reading

Ponoka News

A recent study found carp in the Blindman River — where water is pumped to level out Gull Lake — and any further pumping could put at risk the entire lake. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Raw sewage has been overflowing into Ontario’s lakes and rivers at an alarming rate and the government is doing little to stop it, the province’s environmental watchdog said Tuesday as she laid out broad changes required to help keep waterways clean. Click here to continue reading