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About us | Sign-up | Login | Maps | Directory | Research | Help                       August 20, 2014
 The Stories, so far

Update 8/18/14
Oil Sands

QUEEN'S PROF AT CENTER OF OILSANDS CONTROVERSY SPEAKS OUT

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Update 8/3/14
Algae

EXPERTS COMMENT ON TOLEDO WATER CRISIS

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Update 7/28/14
Infrastructure threats

IS IT LEAD POISONING? 1,042 WORDS ON LEAD IN OUR CITIES

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Update 7/22/2014
OpEd

CANADA, A PATCHWORK OF BWAS

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Update 7/18/2014
Water Shortage

LOW WATER LEVELS, HIGH USAGE TRIGGER STAGE 3 RESTRICTIONS, ON VANCOUVER ISLAND

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Update 7/6/2014
OpEd

CAN CANADA DO MORE FOR THE GREAT LAKES? YES ABSOLUTELY

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Update 6/26/2014
Legal

ALBERTA BANDS SUE FEDS OVER DRINKING WATER

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Drought

STATEWIDE WATER-SAVING PRACTICES COULD SAVE DROUGHT-STRICKEN CALIFORNIA


Climate Adaptation

A CANADIAN NOBEL WINNER TALKS CLIMATE CHANGE, FLOODPLAINS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US TODAY

Interview with Dr. James P. Bruce


IPCC 5th Report

GLOBAL WARMING,'ONE OF THE GREATEST KNOWN RISKS WE FACE'

Bob Brouse interviews USGS Chief Scientist and Nobel prize winner, Virginia Burkett



Update 06/02/2014
Nuclear Energy

DARLINGTON NEW-BUILD DECISION REVERSED



Update 05/20/2014
Nuclear Energy Interview

NUCLEAR PROJECT HALTED

Interview with Lake Ontario Waterkeeper President Mark Mattson



Update 05/12/2014
Technology

SMALL CHIP CAN TEST FOR WATER CONTAMINATION



Update 04/17/2014
Flooding

CANADIAN TECH TRACKS FLOODING



Update 03/16/2014
Biomimicry

SOLUTIONS DERIVED FROM NATURE


Interview with Biomimicry 3.8 Co-Founder Janine Benyus


Update 03/13/2014
Then & Now

MAY I HAVE A GLASS OF WATER, PLEASE?



Boil Water Advisories
Update, August 20, 2014

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Most Recent BWAs

 Lac La Biche, AB - 8/19/2014
 Celista, BC - 8/15/2014
 Sanikiluaq, NU - 8/15/2014
 Paynton, SK - 8/18/2014
 Oungre - Canam Country Inn, SK - 8/8/2014
 Dysart, SK - 8/19/2014
 Cochin - Interlake Waterworks, SK - 8/19/2014
 Nemeiben Lake, SK - 8/16/2014
 Lac La Ronge -Wadin Bay Campground, SK - 8/16/2014
 Consul, SK - 8/19/2014
 Elstow, SK - 8/19/2014
 Sedley, SK - 8/19/2014
 Waldheim, SK - 8/19/2014
 Waterhen, MB - 8/13/2014
 Shawinigan, QC - 8/18/2014
 L Islet, QC - 8/15/2014
 Saint-Hippolyte, QC - 8/15/2014
 Longueuil, QC - 8/17/2014
 Saint-Michel-des-Saints, QC - 8/17/2014
 Howick, QC - 8/17/2014
 Cantley, QC - 8/15/2014
 Namur, QC - 8/15/2014
 Portneuf, QC - 8/18/2014

Recently lifted Advisories

bullet Galiano Island - Hunterston Farms BC
bullet Invermere - Highlands Water BC
bullet Canon - North Canyon Improvement District BC
bullet Beauharnois - Melocheville Sector QC
bullet Lac-au-Saumon QC
bullet Martensville SK
bullet Vibank Sk




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 Dailies
Update 8/20/14
BWA of the day

NUNAVUT FIRST BWA ISSUED, WATER SAMPLES SENT TO WINNIPEG LAB
On August 15, Nunavut Chief medical officer, Maureen Baikie issued a Boil water advisory for Sanikiluaq when bacteria was detected in water samples taken from the hamlet's water system.
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Update 8/15/14
Blue-green algae

FIRST EVER TOXIC BLUE-GREEN FOUND IN UPPER RIDEAU LAKE, ON
On August 11, the Leeds, Grenville and Lanark District Health Unit alerted residents of McNallyís Bay on Upper Rideau Lake of a potential blue-green algae bloom following calls from concerned residents.
.../more

Update 8/14/14
BWA of the day

SASKATCHEWAN TOWN WATER OVERTAKEN BY ALGAE BLOOMS
The town of Birch Hills, SK has been advised to boil its tap water because algae blooms are causing high turbidity within the system and discolouring the water.
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Update 8/12/14
BWA of the day

SIX-WEEK OLD BWA LIFTED TWO DAYS AFTER BEING ISSUED
No matter how hard you try, some errors inevitably fall between the cracks. A boil water advisory (BWA) was issued for Virginiatown on June 24, 2014 due to a water main break at the corner of 27th Avenue and 27th Street, which cut water to 60 homes.
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Update 8/12/14
BWA reporting

OPERATOR UP AND QUITS, LEAVING VILLAGE UNDER BWA, SK
With one-week's notice, Paddockwood's water operator decided to retire, leaving the village with no one to turn to for the operation of its water system. On august 1, the village had no choice but to issue a Boil Water Advisory to protect its residents.
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Update 8/9/14
Contamination - Mount Polley Disaster

WATER BAN PARTIALLY LIFTED, BC
All Do Not Use water restrictions are rescinded north on the Quesnel River where it narrows and is shallow. This area is described as including and north of 6236 Cedar Creek Road on the Quesnel River and the balance of the Quesnel River system to the Fraser River.
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Update 8/8/14
Contamination - Mount Polley Disaster

WATER BAN STILL ON UNTIL FURTHER TEST RESULTS, BC
Although water samples taken by the Ministry of Environment have come back safe to drink, according to Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines. Out of caution, Interior Health has maintained the ďdo not useĒ water advisory until additional daily tests show consistently safe water quality results
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Update 8/6/14
Contamination - Mount Polley Disaster

6:30 pm - TAILING POND SPILL EFFECT ON LIKELY, BC
Although there are no official reports of a water ban in Likely, anyone who gets their water from Quesnel Lake is is observing one
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10:00 am - MOUNT POLLEY WATER BAN UPDATE
According to the Cariboo Regional District, the water advisory to NOT drink water in the Quesnel Lake, Cariboo Creek, Hazeltine Creek and Polley Lake areas remains in effect and is extended to include the entire Quesnel and Cariboo Rivers systems right to the Fraser River.

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