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Fracking waste water being injected into old wells in northeastern B.C.

Jun 16, 2014 1 Comments

Toxic waste water equal in volume to 24 World Trade Center towers has been injected into a single 46-year-old natural gas well in northeastern British Columbia,....

Guidance for Issuing and Rescinding Boil Water Advisories – Health Canada Consultation

May 28, 2014 0 Comments

Consultation period ends June 16, 2014: Draft Guidance Document The Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water (CDW) has assessed the available information on issuing and rescinding boil water....

Daphne Bramham: How dry we are — and how wasteful

May 08, 2014 2 Comments

Desert cities like Las Vegas are facing some hard questions, and we’re not much help BY DAPHNE BRAMHAM, VANCOUVER SUN There’s a kind of apocalyptic madness in the....

Portland to drain 38 million gallons of city water after teen urinated in reservoir

Apr 17, 2014 1 Comments

BY STEVEN DUBOIS, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS APRIL 16, 2014 The Mount Tabor #1 reservoir in Portland will be drained due to contamination. PORTLAND, Ore. -....

Infrastructure plan much ado about too little, cities say

Mar 31, 2014 0 Comments

By Susana Mas, CBC News Posted: Mar 27, 2014 The federal government is coming under increasing scrutiny over the amount of money it has budgeted for infrastructure spending, as local and provincial....

B.C. environmental groups in court to argue against water use for fracking

Mar 17, 2014 0 Comments

BY STEVEN CHUA, THE CANADIAN PRESS MARCH 16, 2014  VANCOUVER — A coalition of environmental groups will be in a Vancouver court Monday arguing against the use of....

Battle lines being drawn in diplomatic water wars

Mar 13, 2014 1 Comments

B.C. seeks to maintain 50-year-old Columbia River Treaty against U.S. interest to claw back payments BY DERRICK PENNER, VANCOUVER SUN  VANCOUVER -- B.C. will take a stand on....

New legislation introduced to replace B.C.’s 105-year-old Water Act

Mar 12, 2014 2 Comments

BY DAN FUMANO, THE PROVINCE The B.C. government has taken another step towards updating its century-old water legislation. Tuesday morning in the legislature, Environment Minister Mary Polak introduced....