Water News 2019

Western Producer

Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency says next spring’s runoff could be higher than normal. Above average rainfall and snow through this summer and fall created wet conditions at freeze-up. The agency said the Souris River basin, including the Antler River and Gainsborough Creek, was particularly wet. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Heavy snow and rain during harvest on the Canadian Prairies have left several million acres of canola buried until spring, the latest blow in a miserable year that may compound farmer problems into 2020. Click here to continue reading

Guardian

The price of crisps and chips are expected to rise in the new year as the flooding in northern England hits the supply of winter vegetables such as potatoes, cauliflowers and cabbages. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

It’s going to be a long, cold winter across much of Canada, especially in the southern parts of the Prairies, according to the seasonal forecast released Monday by the Weather Network. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Alberta's decision to let a ski hill in a provincial park sell water it's not using and have it trucked away sets a bad precedent that could restrict the province's ability to react to climate change, environmentalists say. Click here to continue reading

CTV News

Water flowing at the former Fortress Mountain Ski Resort may soon end up on Calgary store shelves. The province has approved the resort’s request, allowing it to sell roughly half the water it is already allowed to draw from nearby tributaries. Click here to continue reading

Global News

We visited Prince Rupert and Metlakatla and found out that their raw water might be similar, but so far, these neighbours have taken different approaches to mitigating the risks of corrosion and lead leaching. And sampling results indicate that both communities may need to increase monitoring to identify which homes and taps are most likely to produce elevated levels of lead in their drinking water.  Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency is consulting on how best to mitigate agricultural drainage to balance the needs of farmers and the environment. Four years after regulations under the Agricultural Water Management Strategy were implemented, mitigation has become a sticking point. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Friday morning commuters are being urged to exercise caution as a mix of freezing rain and dense fog moves across northern and central Alberta.  Click here to continue reading

Global News

Older homes — those built more than 40 years ago — are at greater risk because they are more likely to have lead plumbing. In Edmonton, you can find your home’s year of construction by going to the city’s online property assessment map and entering your address. In Calgary, you can find your home’s year of construction by going online to the city’s website and searching your home address. Click here to continue reading