Water News 2021

CTV News

The City of St. John's is asking residents to stay home out of it -- as the Newfoundland and Labrador saying goes -- so crews can clean up the torn branches, downed power lines and scattered debris flung about the streets by hurricane Larry. The storm made landfall as a Category 1 hurricane along the southern coast of the island at 11:45 p.m. Atlantic time on Friday. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

One of the first complaints lodged with the post-Brexit environmental watchdog accuses the government and Ofwat of failing to enforce the law to stop water companies from routinely discharging raw sewage into rivers. The office for environmental protection is being asked to investigate why water companies continually fail to meet duties placed on them by law to treat sewage. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Almost 1,000 firefighters and emergency workers are battling one of the most intractable Spanish wildfires in recent years as the blaze rages for a sixth day, after devouring at least 7,400 hectares (18,285 acres) of land in the southern region of Andalucía and forcing the evacuation of more than 2,600 people. Click here to continue reading

Red Deer Advocate

Tropical Storm Nicholas strengthened just off the Gulf Coast and could blow ashore in Texas as a hurricane Monday as it brings heavy rain and floods to coastal areas from Mexico to storm-battered Louisiana. Click here to continue reading

The Western Producer

Saskatchewan and Manitoba have found mosquitoes carrying West Nile virus. In Manitoba, 24 mosquitoes with West Nile virus, known as the Culex tarsalis mosquito, were collected from various parts of the province between Aug. 8-14. It brings the total to 86 found this year. Click here to continue reading

Government of Alberta

Alberta’s government is providing a $256,200 grant to the organization to better protect ditches and rights-of-way in southern Alberta against trespass farming, an illegal practice where producers either plant crops beyond their property lines or squat on sections of property they do not own or have a lease agreement to operate on. Click here to continue reading

The Western Producer

Outflows from Lake Diefenbaker — southern Saskatchewan’s largest and most important surface water reservoir — will remain at levels well below normal as the province copes with extremely dry conditions and low run-off levels. However, officials with Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency say water levels are still within the operating range. Click here to continue reading


As drought persists in California, the need to increase water supply reliability is an essential issue facing water managers. A new report evaluating a pilot program to use advanced weather and streamflow forecasts to enhance water storage capabilities at a Riverside County dam found that enough water could be conserved to supply an additional 60,000 people per year. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The buzz of combines can be heard across the Prairies as farmers like Sean Stanford are busy harvesting the crops they were lucky enough to get despite the prolonged drought. Southern Alberta irrigation was a big help for many producers like Stanford who farms near Magrath, Alta., but he added all crops felt the effects of the drought and heat. Click here to continue reading

Canada's National Observer

Objective, science-based monitoring is the key to safely carrying the planned release of treated but still radioactive water at Japan's wrecked Fukushima nuclear plant, a key International Atomic Energy Agency official said Thursday. An IAEA team is in Japan for preliminary talks and a visit to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, which went into meltdown after a 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

Where fly fisherman Shane Olson once paddled summer tourists around in a boat, he now guides them by foot – carefully navigating shallow waters one step at a time. It is an alarming trend in Canada's breadbasket, and a sign of water scarcity to come as climate change speeds the melting of Rocky Mountain glaciers feeding rivers that deliver water to some 7 million people across the Prairies. Click here to continue reading