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About us | Sign-up | Login | Maps | Directory | Research | Help                       September 2, 2014
 Dailies
Update 9/2/14
BWA of the day

COMPUTER GLITCH TRIGGERS BWA IN FOUR COMMUNITES, QC
For the second time in two months, Henryville, Saint-Sébastien, Saint-Georges-de-Clarenceville and Venise-en-Québec have to boil their water becasue of a computer malfunction at the Henryville filtration plant.
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Update 8/29/14
BWA of the day

ANOTHER POWER OUTAGE PROMPTS BWA IN NORTHERN COMMUNITY, MB
Last Tuesday, August 26, Manitoba Hydro called the Wabowden town office to advise them that there would be a power outage on Wednesday between 1:00 and 1:15 and 6:00 and 6:15. They called again on Wednesday morning saying that the outage would be between 2:00 and 4:00 pm. In fact, the power outage lasted from 2:00 to about 5:30 pm.
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Update 8/28/14
BWA of the day

PRECAUTIONARY ADVISORIES STILL ON IN FLOODED VILLAGE, SK
This is a follow-up on our August 26 daily on Gainsborough
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SECOND BWA HITS ALBERTA VILLAGE
The Village of Strome, AB has put itself under a voluntary Boil Water Advisory
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Update 8/27/14
BWA of the day

COLIFORM BACTERIA FOUND IN CHURCH CAMP WELLS, NS
The management at Camp Evangeline, a summer resort affiliated with the Pentacostal Assemblies of Canada, did not take water samples from their water system until this summer. When they did, the tests returned positive for coliform bacteria.
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Update 8/26/14
BWA of the day

SMALL RURAL COMMUNITY STILL DEALING WITH FLOOD AFTERMATH,SK
Gainsborough was overrun by rainfalls in late June. The town's wells were overwhelmed and Boil Water Advisories were issued for most of the public wells. At the end of July the town still had no sewers and everyone was using porta-potties
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Update 8/25/14
Mining

MOUNT POLLEY: WATER QUALITY ADVISORY ISSUED FOR LAKE QUESNEL, BC
Bc Interior Health says that although test results continue to show that water sourced from Quesnel Lake is safe to drink in the aftermath of the Mount Polley tailings breach, reports indicate that water quality is changing as lake water and the sediment plume shifts
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Update 8/23/14
BWA of the day

E.COLI IN SAMPLE PUTS 20,000 UNDER BWA, QC
On August 21, residents of Sept-Îles, QC were advised to boil their tap water after traces of E.coli bacteria were found in one water sample during routine testing.
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Update 8/21/14
Mining

BLACK WARRIOR RIVERKEEPER LEADS ALABAMA COALITION AGAINST COAL MINE
A proposed coal mine is threatening Birmingham, Alabamaís health, environment and drinking water. The Shepherd Bend Mine, owned by Drummond, a global leader in coal production, would discharge pollutants into the already endangered Black Warrior River.
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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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Boil Water Advisories
Update, September 2, 2014

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Most Recent BWAs

 Cranbrook (2), BC - 8/29/2014
 Fruitvale , BC - 8/28/2014
 Archerwill, SK - 9/1/2014
 Gull Lake, SK - 9/2/2014
 Strasbourg, SK - 8/29/2014
 Marengo, SK - 8/28/2014
 Craven - municipal, SK - 8/29/2014
 French River, ON - 8/29/2014
 Saint-Georges-de-Clarenceville, QC - 8/29/2014
 Saint-Sébastien, QC - 8/29/2014
 Venise-en-Québec, QC - 8/29/2014
 Henryville, QC - 8/29/2014
 L …piphanie, QC - 8/29/2014
 Buckingham Masson-Angers, QC - 9/2/2014
 Coxs Cove (2), NL - 8/29/2014

Recently lifted Advisories

bullet Rouyn-Noranda - Portions QC
bullet Saint-Eugène-de-Guigues - Le P'tit Paradis Camping QC
bullet Saint-Hippolyte - Camping du Pin Rouge QC
bullet Anchor Point NL
bullet Hampden NL
bullet Jackson's Arm NL
bullet Labrador City NL
bullet Colonsay SK
bullet Halbrite Sk
bullet Domremy SK
bullet Duck Lake Sk
bullet Gravelbourg Sk




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Update 8/18/14
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Update 8/3/14
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Update 7/28/14
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Update 7/22/2014
OpEd

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Update 7/18/2014
Water Shortage

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Update 7/6/2014
OpEd

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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

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Interview with Dr. James P. Bruce


IPCC 5th Report

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Update 06/02/2014
Nuclear Energy

DARLINGTON NEW-BUILD DECISION REVERSED





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