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Waterloo, Ont. – Canada’s current wetland protection efforts have overlooked how the environment naturally protects fresh-water resources from agricultural fertilizer contaminants, researchers from the University of Waterloo say.
Shamrock, Sask. – Lab results have determined the death of 200 cattle in a grazing pasture near Shamrock, Sask., earlier this month was caused by a combination of dehydration, poor water quality and heat, according to a statement released by the province. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Smith Falls, Ont. – More than eight months after fire destroyed a flea market near Smiths Falls, Ont., the wells of a dozen nearby residents have been poisoned with dangerous toxins, and questions still swirl about the regulation of firefighting foam commonly used to smother flames. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Strathmore, Alta. – Residents who live near a compost facility north of Strathmore, Alta., want the operation shut down and cleaned up, citing concerns about odour and potential ill effects on surface and ground water. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Waterloo, Ont. – Leaving wetlands in their natural state could reduce the financial costs of flooding by nearly 40 per cent, according to a report from the University of Waterloo.
Ottawa – A new paper from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives looks at the growing concerns First Nations in British Columbia have about large volumes of water being used for natural gas fracking operations.
Chatham, Ont. – Ministry of Environment staff have agreed with activist group Water Wells First that the base of a wind turbine tower north of Chatham, Ont., was not properly capped and sealed to prevent rainwater from entering the ground water aquifer. Blackburn News reports. | READ MORE
Calgary – A group of seven cyclists will be riding 1100 kilometres through the Rocky Mountains, their only access to water being the fresh water sources they find on their route.
Toronto – This spring the Canadian Water Quality Association set off on a road show to meet members where they live and work. In three weeks, the association hosted educational events in Waterloo, Ont., Kamloops, B.C., and Truro, N.S.
Thompson, CT – Numa, a maker of DTH hammers and bits, will expand manufacturing capabilities at its U.S. plant and distribute products in Ireland.
Truro, N.S. – Municipal water will not be coming to a Truro, N.S., neighbourhood in the foreseeable future after a majority of property owners who responded to a survey voted against the service. The Truro Daily News reports. | READ MORE
Durham, NH – In a study that highlights the complexity of improving water usage, a University of New Hampshire study suggests that even with 100 per cent irrigation efficiency, demand for unsustainable ground water would at best be cut in half. Environmental Research Web reports. | READ MORE
Lindsay, Ont. –  This year’s recipient of the Ralph Snider Memorial Award is Cameron Teel.
Ottawa – Environment and Climate Change Canada recently released a report detailing the health of the Great Lakes that contains a section on the impact of ground water. The report says the ground water quality assessment is "Fair" but more data is needed.
Windsor, Ont. – Chatham-Kent activist group Water Wells First held a sit-in at the MOE office in Windsor last week, because it says ground water monitoring stations are too far from the North Kent wind towers. Blackburn News reports. | READ MORE
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