Water News 2020

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CTV News

Adult zebra mussels have been found in a Manitoba lake, the Agriculture and Resource Development sector of the Manitoba government has reported. The mussels, which are considered an invasive species, were found in Sipiwesk Lake, located north of Cross Lake, and is part of the Nelson River. Click here to continue reading

Global News

A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo shows how quickly the ecosystem of the Rocky Mountains in Western Canada has shifted. Titled “A century of high elevation ecosystem change in the Canadian Rocky Mountains,” the project was led by University of Waterloo Prof. Andrew Trant. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Four years after its flames guttered out, the record-breaking Fort McMurray wildfire continues to astound — this time with its lasting impact on an extensive river system. Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

Grain harvested from the far south will be shriveled but the protein content is expected to be higher than normal, Maryna Marynych, the firm’s grain market analyst, said in a recent webinar. “Intense rain has contributed towards the development of disease, which will negatively affect the quality of the wheat,” she said. Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

Alberta’s environment and parks department says it is working to address impacts on water users in the Milk River watershed now that water diversion from the St. Mary River system has been halted. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The Insurance Bureau of Canada says the hail, rain and wind that hit Calgary, Airdrie and Rocky View County on June 13 were part of the costliest hailstorm and the fourth most expensive insured natural disaster in Canadian history. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Otonabee Conservation has declared a Level 2 low water condition for the Peterborough region, which includes reducing water consumption by 20 per cent. Click here to continue reading

Chestermere Anchor

This year, Chestermere Municipal Enforcement have joined the Chestermere RCMP for enhanced boat patrols to ensure lake users are in compliance, and safely operating their vessels. Click here to continue reading

Global News

An Edmonton family is warning Albertans about blue-green algae after their beloved nine-year old Springer Spaniel died over the weekend. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Pink snow, or “watermelon snow,” has appeared at the Presena glacier in Northern Italy. Though it’s fairly common in the spring and summer seasons, researcher Biagio Di Mauro told CNN it’s been more notable this year. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Farmers who have had a slow start to the season got some positive news in the latest Alberta government crop report. Thanks to some warm weather and persistent rain, the report says overall crop conditions across the province are 80 per cent good to excellent, and above average. Click here to continue reading