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Opinion: Governments must boost water management planning
April 22, 2014 – The recent severe water shortages in the U.S. southwest and midwest have possible implications for Canada, writes Pat Bates, a Cape Breton Post columnist who worked for 17 years for the Irving group of companies and 20 years with federal economic development agencies. Invoking former Alberta premier Peter Lougheed, Bates says Americans will soon be more interested in our water than our oil. | READ MORE
 
Alberta moves to strike down Ernst's fracking lawsuit
April 19, 2014, Alberta – An Alberta government lawyer argued in court last week that Jessica Ernst's lawsuit on hydraulic fracturing and ground water contamination should be struck down on the grounds that it would open a floodgate of litigation against the province.| READ MORE
 
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California task force offers ground water protection advice
April 17, 2014, San Joaquin Valley, Calif. – Faced with the prospect of receiving little or no surface water due to drought, growers are relying on ground water like never before to stay afloat this year, say the chair and vice-chair of a California task force on ground water protection. It’s a symptom of a problem that is sparking new levels of concern among the state’s water managers. They offer several recommendations they say are game-changing. | READ MORE
 
Edson-area residents concerned about well water contamination
April 16, 2014, Edson, Alta. – A mother who lives in near a gas plant in the Edson, Alta., area is worried about her family's health after learning that they have been drinking contaminated well water. A water advisory will remain in place until Alberta Health can figure out exactly where the contaminated ground water is. | READ MORE
 
CanGEA conference inspires geothermal dream
April 14, Calgary – The Canadian Geothermal Energy Association conference, held March 27, has inspired a B.C. mayor to start a geothermal conference in his town. Valemount mayor Andru McCracken told a local Pints and Politics group he is excited about the potential of geothermal heat. The CanGEA conference was followed by a day-long workshop on the direct use of geothermal heat, led by expert Dr. John Lund. | READ MORE

 

 
Group helps raise funds for sustainable water resources
April 14, 2014, Toronto – Ontario Energy Group, a licensed home energy appliance contractor, has helped Plan Canada raise over $4,000 toward the goal of providing clean water and sanitation facilities for families, and giving community members the skills needed to protect their water supply and ensure it will be there for future generations.
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Hazardous waste cleanup across Canada will cost billions more than expected

April 11, 2014, Ottawa – Cleaning up nearly 25,000 sites across the country contaminated by hazardous waste and pollution will cost billions of dollars more than the federal government has anticipated, says a new analysis by Canada’s parliamentary budget officer. | READ MORE

 
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