Industry News
Feb. 4, 2018, Toronto – GFL Environmental has acquired the Canadian operations of ground water remediation company Accuworx, including Sure Horizon Environmental of Brampton, Ont.
Feb. 1, 2018, Calgary – A growing number of Canadian drilling rigs are being moved south of the border to take advantage of brighter prospects in the United States — and observers say it’s unlikely they will ever return home. The Financial Post reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 31, 2018, Saint John, N.B. – Many residents in west Saint John, N.B., are wondering if there is something in the water that’s causing their pipes to leak, and some are linking the problem to hard water in wells. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 31, 2018, Ottawa – New research suggests water systems on First Nations reserves operated by people lacking adequate training are more likely to experience drinking-water advisories that last longer, writes Matthew McClearn in the Globe and Mail. | READ MORE
Howley, N.L. – The western Newfoundland town of Howley has declared a state of emergency due to a water shortage it appears was caused by a blocked intake pipe from nearby Sandy Lake. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 29, 2018, Ottawa – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum will host a webinar to demonstrate how companies are using the Canada Apprentice Loan program and discuss opportunities to ensure apprentices are aware of the federal program and other supports available to them.
Jan. 29, 2018, Swan River, Man. – Some businesses in Swan River, Man., won't open Monday and services are being scaled back as crews work around the clock to find a solution to a water shortage that's led the town to call a local state of emergency and bring in truckloads of bottled water for residents. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 29, 2018, Mississauga, Ont. – The European DecarbHeat Initiative and ground source heat pump research are among topics at the Ontario Geothermal Association’s upcoming annual conference, set for Feb 27-28 in Toronto.
Jan. 25, 2018, Ohsweken, Ont. – Nestle Canada met with the Six Nations Band Council this week seeking support for its application to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change for renewal of its 10-year water-taking permit. The Turtle Island News reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 25, 2018, Sylvan Lake, Alta. – Red Deer County in Alberta has approved the purchase of land for a water reservoir and pump station as part of a $6.5-million project to ensure a long-term water supply for the Town of Sylvan Lake. The Red Deer Advocate reports. | READ MORE
Jan. 24, 2018, Ottawa – The number of public water systems with long-term drinking water advisories has increased to 91 from 67 in late 2017, making the federal government’s promise to end advisories on reserves by March 2021 more difficult to achieve.
Jan. 22, 2018, Montreal – The Insurance Bureau of Canada has developed a new interactive online tool to help consumers improve their knowledge of insurance coverage for water damage.
Jan. 22, 2018, Cambridge, U.K. ­– An estimated one quarter of all desalinated water currently comes from inland brackish water desalination technology, which has high potential for food production and drinking water supply, suggests a new report from IDTechEx.
Jan. 16, 2018, Brookfield, CT – Armtec will be the exclusive distributor in Canada for Cultec’s storm water management products including the Contactor, Recharger and StormFilter series.
Jan. 15, 2018, Milwaukee, WI – After years of complaints about manure spreading and its potential to harm drinking water, state officials are advancing the first rules to limit animal waste on vulnerable soils of eastern Wisconsin. The Journal Sentinel reports. | READ MORE
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