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Think what’s happening with Flint’s water supply can’t happen in Canada? Think again

Feb 03, 2016 0 Comments

BY MICHELLE MCQUIGGE, THE CANADIAN PRESS  TORONTO — Water toxicity experts estimate that roughly 10 per cent of Canadians are at risk of being exposed to lead....

Rain and snow melt make up a third of global rivers, says University of Calgary researcher

Jan 27, 2016 0 Comments

CBC News Posted: Jan 20, 2016  Researchers from the University of Calgary have discovered that roughly one-third of water flowing into rivers around the world is "young water"....

Fighting invasive mussels: ‘When you’ve got ‘em, you’ve got ‘em’

Jan 25, 2016 0 Comments

The Spokesman Review THURSDAY, JAN. 21, 2016  Idaho and a few surrounding states are the last places where invasive quagga and zebra mussels haven’t taken hold, Montana Rep.....

B.C. farmers seek compensation in treaty renewal

Jan 20, 2016 0 Comments

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 Posted Jan. 14th, 2016 by Tom Walker  - The Western Producer There have been a lot of changes in agriculture in the Pacific Northwest since the Columbia....

Meteorologist predicts variation on El Nino pattern: A wet PNW winter

Jan 06, 2016 1 Comments

An Eastern Washington University meteorologist says he has a different take on what El Nino will do this winter in the Northwest. By MITCH LIES For the Capital....

Boat inspections keep mussels out of Alberta

Dec 18, 2015 0 Comments

Posted Dec. 11th, 2015 by Barb Glen  The province’s inspectors conducted almost 22,000 watercraft inspections this year and monitored 66 water bodies  Zebra mussels hitched a ride into....

Study reveals hidden dangers of tap water: Millions of Canadians drinking from substandard sources

Nov 30, 2015 0 Comments

BY TOM BLACKWELL NOVEMBER 27, 2015, Vancouver Sun  More than 300,000 Canadians contract an acute stomach bug every year from the municipally-supplied water that comes out of....

Groundwater Not as Renewable as Thought, Study Finds

Nov 26, 2015 0 Comments

By Andrew Nikiforuk, 21 Nov 2015, TheTyee.ca  Groundwater, the globe's most dependable water insurance system, is not as renewable as researchers once thought and its availability varies....