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About us | Sign-up | Login | Maps | Directory | Research | Help                       September 20, 2014
 Dailies
Update 9/18/14
BWA of the day

VALVE REPLACEMENT LEADS TO BWA IN NORTHERN TOWN, MB
A boil water advisory was issued for Churchill, Manitoba (pop. 800) when routine maintenance work to replace valves on the distribution system required a system shut-off.
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Update 9/15/14
BWA of the day

E.COLI IN TOWN WATER, 'MOSTLY, WE JUST KEEP DRINKIN IT', NL
On September 12, a boil water order was issued for Hampden, Newfoundland. E.coli was found in the town's drinking water and a repeat sample could not be taken as required, either because the provincial environmental health officer was not scheduled to be in the area, or more likely because it was Friday.


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Update 9/12/14
BWA of the day

SYSTEM UPGRADES PROMPT BWA ON MI'KMAQ RESERVE, NL
The Water distribution pipes on the Miawpukek First Nation reserve, better known as Conne River, are being converted from copper to plastic, causing system issues which have promted Health Canada to issue a Boil water advisory.
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Update 9/11/14
BWA of the day

REPAIRS OF SOME SORT PUT TOWN HOTEL UNDER BWA, SK
Though everyone we spoke to in Rosthern, SK knows there is a water advisory, nobody is too sure why the Rosthern hotel is under bwa; it has something to do with either a manhole or a sewer being repaired in the hotel area.
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Update 9/10/14
BWA of the day

RESIDENTS FOREWARNED OF SCHEDULED BWA, MB
Officials in Cormorant, MB used Canada Post and door-to-door knocking to advise the 170 residents of South Cormorant to fill up pails with water in preparation for a scheduled reservoir cleaning that would depressurize the water system on September 9.
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Update 9/9/14
BWA of the day

BUDDHIST RETREAT BWA DUE TO SAMPLING ERROR, NS
The Dorje Denma Ling Buddhist retreat in Tatamagouche, NS was put under boil water advisory on August 27. The advisory is still in effect today because of a sequence of errors.
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Update 9/5/14
BWA of the day

LYNDEN'S RECURRING WATER WOES, ON
Don't drink it, don't bathe in it, don't use it. That's what 380 people in Lynden were urged to do on Wednesday, after E.coli was detected in water samples during routine testing.
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Update 9/3/14
BWA of the day

YEAR-OLD BWA LIFTED IN VILLAGE HOTEL, MB
Thanks to a new well and UV filtration system, the year-old BWA at the Glenboro Hotel in Manitoba has been lifted. It has been a long saga.
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Update 9/2/14
BWA of the day

COMPUTER GLITCH TRIGGERS BWA IN 4 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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Boil Water Advisories
Update, September 20, 2014

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Most Recent BWAs

 Little Red River Cree -Fox Lake, AB - 7/24/2014
 Red Earth First Nation, SK - 9/27/2013
 Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation, SK - 7/7/2014
 Opawakoscikan Reserve #201, SK - 7/29/2014
 Montreal Lake First Nation, SK - 6/17/2014
 Kinookimaw 80A Reserve, SK - 6/14/2004
 Cowessess First Nation, SK - 7/2/2014
 Highway 41 Water Utility, SK - 9/17/2014
 Rosthern, SK - 9/17/2014
 Agrium Vanscoy Potash , SK - 9/16/2014
 La Loche, SK - 9/20/2014
 Kenaston, SK - 9/17/2014
 Parkview Hutterite Colony, MB - 9/18/2014
 Big Grassy, ON - 7/8/2014
 Wahta Mohawks, ON - 9/11/2013
 North West Angle No. 37 First Nation, ON - 7/18/2014
 Attawapiskat, ON - 7/23/2014
 Weagomow Lake, ON - 7/28/2014
 Wabauskang First nation, ON - 7/9/2014
 Chapleau Ojibway, ON - 6/15/2014
 Taykwa Tagamou First Nation, ON - 4/14/2011
 Béarn, QC - 9/18/2014
 Portland Creek, NL - 9/16/2014
 Indian Bay, NL - 8/28/2014
 Deer Lake, NL - 9/20/2014
 Nain, NL - 9/18/2014

Recently lifted Advisories

bullet Lac Ste-Anne - Blue-green algae AB
bullet Blanket Creek Provincial Park BC
bullet Churchill MB
bullet Norris Arm NL
bullet Wabush NL
bullet Henryville QC
bullet Lévis portion QC
bullet Maniwaki QC
bullet Saint-Georges-de-Clarenceville QC
bullet Saint-Sébastien QC
bullet Venise-en-Québec QC
bullet Gull Lake SK
bullet Arcola SK
bullet Aylsham SK
bullet SaskPower Poplar River Station SK
bullet Wilcox SK





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Update 9/18/14
Water Contamination

IS FRACKING THE ROOT CAUSE OF HUDSON'S HOPE WATER WOES?

On September 10, the District of Hudsonís Hope, in northeast BC issued a water quality advisory. Residents were warned not to drink or use water from Lynx and Brenot Creeks. The district advised against using it for ďdrinking water, livestock watering, and irrigation, due to the presence of heavy metals at concentrations above the Canadian Water Quality Guidelines.Ē

ďBoiling water will not make the water potable,Ē the district warns. At this time we cannot comment on the water quality of water wells that are within the proximity of the contaminated site."

The contaminants discovered include: aluminum, arsenic, barium, cadmium, chromium, iron, lead, manganese, and uranium. The source of the contamination Ė and whether it is related to local shale gas activity Ė has yet to be determined as the result of tests were only received on Tuesday.

There has been growing concern and considerable grumbling from landowners in the Hudson's Hope area since fracking projects have overtaken the land, following the discovery of some of the largest unconventional gas reservoirs in North America.

Whether fracking is the cause of many of the area wells sanding up is not verified, but the mayor of Hudson's Height is hoping that an independent study of water wells being completed by GW Solutions will allow for baseline data on groundwater to be established and answers to be found.

About half of the population of Hudsonís Hope, in rural areas, are on water wells and many have already had problems. Some have been able to solve the issues with new filters, others have pulled them out and resorted to water hauling.

To compound the issue, the area has had one of the driest summers in half a century, triggering massive forest fires on Mount McAllister and forcing the evacuation of the entire town of Hudsonís Hope in July.

Last week's do not crink advisory was issued after a landowner whose dugout had dried out wanted to water his livestock in Brenot Creek until he noticed a cloudy substance on the surface of the water and decided to have it tested before allowing his herds to drink..../more


Update 9/14/14
Charbonneau Commission


CORRUPTION, WATER, AND YOU

Update 9/14/14
The city of Montreal is the place to go for the best suits in the country. F1 racing is the height of glamorous people watching, and the only water usually discussed is the glass on your table on Crescent street, if at all. Not so this year. The Charbonneau commission struck by Jean Charest to look into the systemic corruption in Quebec's highly political construction industry currently underway, defies belief.

In the past hearings we have heard from city officials who admit taking envelopes of cash, engineering firms that happily stuff them with that cash, mobsters on tape (Rizzuto Sr stuffing cash in his socks was pretty out there) and almost daily raids on different corporate offices, political parties offices and construction companies in the hunt for more and more evidence of widespread corruption. Add to that, mayors and councilors getting arrested, (in the middle of Montreal's biggest boil water advisory no less), and most publishers would be rubbing their hands with glee at the headlines..../more



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