Industry News
Since the Trudeau Liberals were elected in 2015, they’ve made progress on their pledge to end long-term advisories on reserves without clean water. One First Nation says that’s "woefully inadequate," and several others agree. Matthew McClearn of the Globe and Mail explores why. | READ MORE
Guelph, Ont. – The City of Guelph and the owners of the Dolime Quarry have reached a potential solution to address the city’s concerns about how operations at the quarry could affect Guelph’s drinking water.
Donald Toon has announced William (Bill) MacDonald as the new owner and chief executive officer of Heron Instruments Inc.
Toronto – Ministry of Labour inspectors will blitz workplaces in an effort to prevent Ontario's top workplace injury, Monte McNaughton, Minister of Labour, announced on Oct. 1.
Sechelt, B.C. – Meters, wells and a long-term fix to the water crisis should be the priorities for the Sunshine Coast Regional District, reservoirs should be dropped from the list, and all of it needs to happen faster – that’s what members of the Sechelt Chamber of Commerce recently told SCRD directors. The Coast Reporter. | READ MORE
Westervelle, OH – The National Ground Water Association has announced the recipients of its annual Awards of Excellence, Outstanding Groundwater Project Awards and Sectional Awards, which will be presented this December during Groundwater Week in Las Vegas, Nev. The National Ground Water Association reports. | READ MORE
Halifax – Eight communities in Nova Scotia will receive more than $922,000 for water and wastewater projects through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program.
Charlottetown – Prince Edward Island residents will be able to access emergency funding from government to help recover costs associated with damages following Hurricane Dorian.
Vaughan, Ont. – A 26-year-old Bowmanville woman was killed in an industrial accident on Sept. 19 in Vaughan, Ont. The drilling company employee was operating a drilling truck when it contacted overhead electrical wires, an Ontario Ministry of Labour spokesperson said. The Toronto Star reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa, Traditional Algonquin Territory – A First Nations military veteran and former water operator in Carry the Kettle in Saskatchewan has been awarded the National First Nations Water Leadership Award by Indigenous Services Canada
Haliburton, Ont. – Dave Walker and Jake Woodward took over Haliburton Artesian Well Drillers earlier this year from Rick Ruttig, who started the business in 1989 and has stayed on in a sales capacity. The Haliburton Echo reports. | READ MORE
Walkerton, Ont. – The Walkerton Clean Water Centre will host a small systems hands-on workshop geared especially to the owners and operators of small systems defined under Ontario Regulations 170/03 and 319/08.
Toronto – Grundfos employees and members of the community joined together at Erindale Park in Mississauga, Ont., on Sept. 7 to participate in Walk for Water Canada, a fundraising event for Water Mission, a non-profit engineering organization that provides safe water and sanitation solutions to victims of the global water crisis.
Manitoba – The Manitoba government will provide funding to livestock producers who have been affected by dry conditions on pasture can apply for funding to support water access and management, including drilling new or deepening existing wells and installing water pumps.
Saint-Laurent, Que. – Central Air Equipment Ltd., based in Calgary, Alta., is Atlas Copco Compressors’ newest distributor.
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