Water News 2017

Water News: 2017

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Fort Saskatchewan Record

The city’s new water leak adjustment program won’t be back until next year. For years some Fort residents have had to deal with high water bills but the real push for a solution didn’t come until  September when the previous council requested administration come back with a feasibility report. The program is aimed at identifying leaks while also giving incentives for repairing them. Click here to continue reading

Red Deer Advocate

Over the next year, the self-taught artist and retired community planner followed the Red Deer River down its 724-km course, from mountains to prairie. Her resulting paintings, exhibited in The Life of a River: Maps and Landscapes, at the Kiwanis Gallery in the Red Deer Public Library, shows Alberta’s changing topography, with a focus on form and light. Click here to continue reading

Camrose Canadian

When the Battle River Watershed Alliance took on the task of creating an atlas for the region the goal was to bring together all of what encompasses our world. The BRWA unveiled Traversing Terrain and Experience Atlas at a release party at the Gateway Centre in Camrose on Friday. It is a collection of stories, data and maps that give a new picture of the region and how it came to be. Click here to continue reading

Edmonton Journal

Edmontonians awoke to rain showers and slippery roads Friday morning, the 15th of December.  There were no Environment Canada weather warnings in place for the Edmonton area as of 7:45 a.m., but commuters were reporting icy roads. Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

A map on Agriculture Canada’s drought monitor website tells a depressing and somewhat scary story. With the exception of a region from North Battleford, Sask. to west of Edmonton, nearly all the agricultural land on the Prairies is dry or in a drought. Making matters worse, a large chunk of the map, around Regina and southeast of Calgary, is in a severe, extreme or exceptional drought. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Snow and ice have been evaporating across Alberta’s capital this week and the city has had crews out the past few days to help speed up the melting on Edmonton’s residential streets. Click here to continue reading

Bonnyville Nouvelle

Alberta Environment and Parks want to know what local anglers think of fish management in a number of water bodies across northern Alberta. The consultation process is part of their update to Alberta’s Fisheries Management Program, which they’re hoping to better align with Alberta’s Fish Conservation and Management Strategy. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Bigger, hotter wildfires are ravaging forests and burning them to the ground more frequently as the climate gets hotter and drier. Now a new study shows that in some places in the U.S., those forests may never grow back. Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

Ducks Unlimited and other groups are pleased by new legislation to protect wetlands in Manitoba.The bill, called the Sustainable Watersheds Act, will increase penalties for illegal drainage and provide financial incentives to farmers who adopt practices that restore wetlands, retain water and better manage riparian areas. Click here to continue reading

National Observer

First Nations have maintained sophisticated laws to govern their territories since time immemorial and now these values power the modern day energy sector in B.C.. By the end of 2016, 30 First Nations had operational solar, run-of-river, geothermal, wind, and biomass projects powering their communities and the province. These community-based projects are creating 1863 MW of power. Click here to continue reading