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Alberta’s border communities fear water shortage after Milk River collapse in U.S.
A potential water shortage is on the horizon for Alberta’s southern communities after a concrete drop structure that usually channels water from the United States across the border collapsed on Sunday. Click here to continue reading.
TC Energy joins hydro power storage project at retired Alberta coal mine site
Developers of a stored hydroelectric power project to be built next to a retired open pit coal mine east of Jasper National Park have enlisted TC Energy Corp. as a partner. The facility is to consist of two new water storage ponds, one 40 and the other 32 hectares, and a seven-kilometre, 2.5-metre-wide connecting pipeline. Click here to continue reading
Fort McMurray Food Bank adapts after building, vehicles damaged in flood
The Fort McMurray Food Bank has been forced to adapt after its main building and three delivery vehicles were damaged by last month's flooding. Since the flooding on April 27, the food bank has opened a temporary warehouse and two distribution centres. Click here to continue reading
COVID-19 factoring into City of Calgary flood preparation plans
The COVID-19 pandemic will be a factor as Calgary officials plan for possible flooding this spring. Click here to continue reading
Alberta Energy Regulator suspends environmental monitoring for oilpatch over COVID-19
A wide array of environmental monitoring requirements have been suspended for Alberta's entire energy industry. The decisions, posted Wednesday on the website of the Alberta Energy Regulator, are in addition to similar suspensions announced earlier for open-pit oilsands mines in the province and are in response to public health concerns from the COVID-19 pandemic. Click here to continue reading
Water meter upgrades
East Central Alberta Review
Western Canada’s measurement sales manager, Dennis Plican with ICONIX, a waterworks company, presented at council via video conference how they could help the town with upgrades to their water meters. Plican offered the Badger Beacon system which is a cellular system. Click here to continue reading
Compare and Contrast: Canada getting less snow every decade, Environment Canada says
It may not feel like it the morning after a blizzard, but Canada gets less snow than it used to — a lot less. That’s the conclusion of scientists at Environment Canada, who have just published what they say is the most precise estimate of global snowfall yet. Click here to continue reading
Compare and Contrast: Recent flooding could have been prevented, say residents of Grand Forks, B.C., neighbourhood
A regional district spokesperson agreed that flooding from 2018 changed that section of riverbank. “Anything you do on the river impacts another area, so this is a dynamic, complex, hydrologically sophisticated problem, and it’s not one that’s going to be easily solved.” Click here to continue reading
COVID-19 wastewater surveillance pilot program may involve Edmonton
Edmonton and other municipalities across the country may soon be part of a pilot program to determine whether wastewater is a helpful tool when it comes to COVID-19 surveillance. The Canadian Water Network recently set up the Canadian Coalition on Wastewater-Related COVID-19 Research to help provide data that can then inform public health decisions. Click here to continue reading
Buying in bulk at the grocery store? Here’s how to keep food fresh for longer
“It’s best to prepare them for storage as soon as you get home from your grocery trip. Rinse kale, spinach, chard and beet greens in cold water to remove any soil and grit. Store them wrapped in a damp tea towel in an airtight container in the fridge.” Click here to continue reading
'Time for us to grow up': Big city mayors say Battle of Alberta unhelpful in economic future
Leave the rivalries on the field and the ice because it's time for Edmonton and Calgary to partner towards a post COVID-19 and post oil-price crash future, and that includes economic diversification. That's one of the key messages the mayors of those cities want front and centre and they are — despite stereotypes — on the same page. Click here to continue reading