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In Canada, 8.9 million people, or about 30 per cent of the population, rely on ground water for domestic use?
Charlottetown – The P.E.I. government has proposed well construction and water supply and wastewater treatment system regulations relating to its Water Act passed in the fall of 2017.
Charlottetown – The P.E.I. Department of Environment is responding to concerns about holding ponds, including those of some homeowners who have had to dig deeper wells because of their proximity to a holding pond. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
The International Association of Hydrogeologists has launched a website featuring updated information on the IAH Commission on Groundwater and Climate Change.
Vancouver – Dozens of volunteers participated in the seventh annual Walk In Her Shoes campaign in Vancouver in hopes of raising $100,000 to support women’s and girls’ health through building water wells and other measures in Malawi. The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE
Saskatchewan – Saskatchewan researchers have launched a study they hope will determine the level of sulfates in ground water that cattle can tolerate. The Western Producer reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – Single-detached starts continued to trend lower in January, but this was offset by an uptick in the trend for multi-unit dwellings in urban centres, according to the latest report from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation.
March 1, Simcoe, Ont. – Ground Water Canada is highlighting awareness, sustainability and education during Ground Water Awareness Week March 10 to 16.
Williams Lake, B.C. – Water conservation will be key to the future of Williams Lake’s aquifer, suggests a new water management strategy report presented to the city council and staff this week. The Williams Lake Tribune reports. | READ MORE
Langley, B.C. – Gary Hix, the 2019 NGWA McEllhiney Lecturer, will address the British Columbia Ground Water Association trade show, convention and annual general meeting as its keynote speaker this spring.
Guelph, Ont. – Green Party of Ontario Leader Mike Schreiner has tabled a private member's bill in which he asks the province to protect the Paris Galt Moraine, a drinking water source for Guelph, Wellington county and Waterloo region. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Ontario’s Environmental Bill of Rights, unique in Canada, gives Ontarians the right to participate in environmentally significant decisions of the provincial government, Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe said in a news release announcing the bill's 25th anniversary.
Fort Wayne, IN – Franklin Electric Co. celebrates 75 years in business in 2019.
Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Association is applauding an Environmental Protection Agency decision to move forward with the regulatory determination process for PFOA and PFOS and urges the agency to rely on sound science to move as promptly as is feasible.
Vancouver – Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies has been awarded a grant from the Environment and Climate Change Canada for a research project that will address both non-point and point source phosphorus pollution in the Lake Erie watershed.

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