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Vancouver – More than $16.5 million in federal and provincial funding will support work on 32 projects under the National Disaster Mitigation Program.
Raleigh, NC – The largest penalty a polluter has paid North Carolina should change the way one of the United States' biggest chemical companies makes compounds that the Environmental Protection Agency said appear dangerous even in small amounts, according to the state’s top environmental official. The Vancouver Sun/Associated Press reports. | READ MORE
Washington, DC – When routine testing for prospective contaminants is done before water is distributed, not where it's used, some consumers are exposed to contaminant mixtures that aren't commonly monitored, according to a new report from the American Chemical Society.
Santa Barbara, CA – The United States has less fresh and unfrozen ground water than previously thought, according to research by UC Santa Barbara scientists.
Fredericton – New Brunswick’s premier says he wants to forge ahead with plans to lift the province’s fracking moratorium, and will speak this week with a company ramping up its plans for new wells. The Canadian Press/National Post reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – A Queen's University professor whose research on landfills has led to critical advancements in protecting land and water from contamination will become an Officer of the Order of Canada.
Wainwright, Alta. – The federal Ministry of Infrastructure and Communities and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has announced more than $5.7 million for wetland system measures including stormwater management in the town of Wainwright, Alta.
Edmonton – Built Green Canada has partnered with the Green Builder Coalition to bring performance-based water efficiency to Canada through its third-party certification programs’ water conservation section.
Toronto – Green Calgary, a charity providing environmental education, products, services and hands-on support, has been awarded a national Water Wise Award from the Canadian Institute of Plumbing and Heating (CIPH).
Charlottetown – Georgetown-St. Peters MLA Steven Myers pressed Prince Edward Island’s minister of communities, land and environment about what he described as a “secret proposal” made by Cavendish Farms related to high-capacity wells. The Guardian reports. | READ MORE
The National Ground Water Association's Groundwater Week, set for Dec. 3-6 in Las Vegas, offers something for every ground water professional with more than 250 exhibitors and 50 workshops.
Toronto – The Ontario government continues to allow raw sewage to overflow into Ontario lakes and rivers at an alarming rate, says a new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. Back to Basics, Saxe’s 2018 Environmental Protection Report, outlines how Ontario’s waters are being poisoned by raw sewage and harmful runoff laden with fertilizer and road salt.
Comox, B.C. – Canadian Forces Base Comox, known as 19 Wing, will conduct precautionary ground water testing on properties near the base over several months. The base's environmental monitoring program has identified perfluoroalkylated substances (PFAS) – attributed to firefighting foam – in soil and ground water at the base and in Scales Creek. The Comox Valley Record reports. | READ MORE
Calgary – Eight notable new products won top honours at CIPHEX West, a leading event for the HVAC, plumbing, hydronics and water treatment industry.
Vancouver – Small Business BC is presenting a free seminar on how to do business with the federal government.

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