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Winnipeg – Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation has selected the first round of projects approved under the Manitoba government’s $102-million Conservation Trust. They include wetland restoration and an innovative water storage project.
Key Lake, Sask. – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is investigating after a large water spill at a closed uranium mill in northern Saskatchewan. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – The Ontario government has proposed the Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2019, which, if passed, would create a new governance model for the skilled trades and apprenticeship system.
Westerville, OH – If you'd like to propose an educational presentation, workshop or scientific session for Groundwater Week in December, the deadline is April 21.
Newmarket, Ont. – Provincial funding for conservation authority programs that warn people about flooding and help protect property from costly damages has been reduced by half as a result of the 2019 Ontario Budget.
St. John's, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador recently announced $129 million in funding for cost-sharing projects in several communities to improve water and wastewater systems, roads, and community-oriented infrastructure.
Kamloops, B.C. – A recently found cave in Wells Gray Provincial Park has the potential to yield scientific discoveries and be a marketing boon in the surrounding community, according to geologist Catherine Hickson, who explored and reveals details about the cave's structure and water flow. Kamloops This Week reports. | READ MORE
Rothesay, N.B. – Owners of apartment buildings that use well water in Rothesay, N.B., are protesting a bylaw the town recently passed requiring all apartment buildings to hook up to the municipal water system within the next three years. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Lisle, IL – The Water Quality Association has produced a standard that for the first time will allow manufacturers to test and certify their products for health-based manganese removal claims.
Springfield, Ont. – Students in the environmental science program at the University of Windsor were taken on a field trip to remember led by Johnny Wilson of J.B. Wilson and Son Well Drilling in Springfield, Ont.
Ottawa – Canada is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, on average, says report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Calgary – The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, along with industry partner Imperial, has created a program to give students the tools and expertise they need to work on solutions for global water issues.
London, Ont. – The Ontario Ground Water Association held its convention and annual general meeting, electing as its new president Matt Wilson.
Toronto – The Gordon Foundation, a charity that supports freshwater research, communication and collaboration, recently launched an open-access platform for sharing information on freshwater health in the Lake Winnipeg watershed.
Calgary – University of Calgary researchers describe efforts to keep Canada's water safe and sustainable, and agriculture's effect on ground water. | READ MORE
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