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New Brunswick – Officials in New Brunswick are warning residents to limit contact with floodwater, including well water, because it could contain sewage from overflowing systems as well as agricultural and industrial waste. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Scott King, PG, P.Geo., LHG, took the helm of the National Ground Water Association’s board of directors as president late in 2018.
Washington, DC – The array of toxic pollutants in California drinking water could in combination cause more than 15,000 excess cases of cancer, according to a peer-reviewed study by scientists at Environmental Working Group.
Muskoka region, Ont. – The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is advising residents with wells in flooded areas to use an alternative water supply for specific purposes, reports. | READ MORE
Montreal – The federal government will adopt new standards to strengthen the conservation and protection of important marine habitat, Fisheries and Oceans Canada said in a news release.
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.

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