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First-time buyers drive St. John's housing market
July 30, 2015, St. John's – The St. John's market has been holding steady during the recent economic slip due to oil's price tumble, and first time home-buyers are leading the charge, CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Iqaluit taps into the Apex River for drinking water
July 29, 2015, Iqaluit, Nunavut – The city of Iqaluit has identified the Apex River as the best choice for a secondary drinking water supply. However, researchers from Ontario's Queen's University say more data is needed before tapping into this water source to prevent depleting the supply. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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Study finds traces of cocaine, other illegal drugs in Ontario drinking water
July 29, 2015, Montreal – A new study says drinking water in parts of southern Ontario contains traces of several illegal drugs — including cocaine, CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Massive underground aquifer helping to keep Vancouver green
July 27, 2015, Vancouver – As Vancouver increasingly relies on an underground aquifer to provide water in the midst of this summer’s drought, one hydrology expert is cautioning that we don’t know enough about how readily it can be replenished. The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE
California landowners resist efforts to monitor ground water
July 27, 2015, Pajaro Valley, CA – In drought-parched California, there's a topic many private landowners remain steadfast about: water-well metering. CNBC reports. | READ MORE
Vancouver water restrictions wake-up call for residents, politicians
July 27, 2015, Vancouver – As Metro Vancouver residents adapt to the harshest water restrictions imposed in 12 years, experts and officials warn it's time to get used to turning off the taps. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Fowler recognized by NGWA for contributions to ground water
July 23, 2015, Westerville, OH –  The National Ground Water Association has announced recipients of its 2015 Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Award, and Divisional Award.  | READ MORE
Concordia research finds little support for water centralization
July 23, 2015, Montreal – A Canadian-authored paper recently published in the International Journal of Water suggests there is limited support for claims that more centralized U.S.-style regulation of drinking water would improve outcomes for Canadians.  | READ MORE
Geothermal exploration holds potential despite challenges: report
July 23, 2015, Albany, NY – Although the high cost and the lengthy time required to complete geothermal exploration can hinder the growth of the market, ample opportunities exist as demand for electricity rises rapidly, says a recent report.  | READ MORE
Atlas Copco publishes deephole-drilling reference book
July 22, 2015, Mississauga, Ont. – Atlas Copco Drilling Solutions has released its 2015 deephole drilling reference book, titled Deephole Drilling in the Waterwell, Oil & Gas, Geothermal and Exploration Markets.  | READ MORE
Unsafe ground water forces use of bottled water at P.E.I. provincial jail
July 21, 2015, Charlottetown – Unsafe arsenic and uranium levels in the groundwater supply has seen inmates and staff at the Prince Edward Island’s provincial jail use bottled water for the last several weeks. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Logan Lake, B.C., receives funding for new water well
July 20, 2015, Logan Lake, B.C. – The B.C. government recently announced $225,000 in funding that will be used to replace an existing community well in Logan Lake, B.C. KamloopsBCNow reports. | READ MORE
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