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About us | Sign-up | Login | Maps | Research | Help | 613.413.2090                       November 23, 2014
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Update 11/21/14
BWA of the day


BUGS SHOW UP IN COAL HARBOUR WATER TANKS, NU
Residents of Coral Harbour continued to boil their water this week after some people in the Kivalliq community discovered creatures in their water tanks that looks like worms or bugs.

Nunatsiaq News

Update 11/14/14
Advisory Maps


BWA and BLUE-GREEN ADVISORY MAP UPKEEP - FALLL 2014
Ontario Provincial Park water advisories have been taken off our advisory maps as most of them are now closed for the winter. In all, 18 advisories have been removed.. Six provincial park remain open for winter camping or day use, of these two remain on our maps as they are under boil water advisory, René Brunelle, day use only, December 19, 2014 to March 29, 2015; and Silent Lake, winter camping, December 12, 2014 to March 15, 2015.
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Update 11/11/14
Good News


FIRS NATION WATER ON THE MEND?
For years, updated information on water advisories in First Nation communities was nowhere to be found. Neither Health Canada nor the AFN wanted the information public. This all changed in July when Health Canada started publishing the locations and names of the reserves under boil water or do not consume advisory on its website.
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Update 11/5/14
BWA of the day


GASPÉ DINER ADVISORY STILL LISTED 4 MONTHS AFTER BEING LIFTED, QC

On July 5, 2014, heavy rain and winds in excess of 100km/h swept across Nova Scotia, PEI, New Brunswick and the Gaspé Coast. The fringes of hurricane Arthur dropped 83 mm of rain on Gaspé, overwhelming many a small water system, including the one at 'Chez Ron', a small and well-liked diner owned by Anglos in the heart of French Québec. Four months later it is still listed on Québecs' lists of advisories.
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Update 11/3/14
BWA of the day


BAS-SAINT-LAURENT PARISH MUNICIPALITY UNDER BWA, QC

E.coli was detected in the drinking water system of Saint-Michel-du-Squatec, on October 22. The village remains under advisory today because one of the two water samples sent after the BWA was issued came back positive for E.coli last week. As in most Canadian provinces, the advisory will not be lifted until two consecutive sets of water tests are free of bacteria.
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Update 10/29/14
BWA of the day


QUEBEC-OWNED OUTFITTER JOINS OTHERS IN SASK UNDER BOIL ORDER,SK
When the water system was turned on for the upcoming hunting season at Bear Buck Obsession in northeastern Saskatchewan, E.coli bacteria was detected and a boil order was issued. Most Sask outfitters' are in a similar situation .
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Update 10/21/14
BWA of the day


HALF MOON DRIVE-IN DINER GETS UV UPGRADE, MB

The Half Moon, a diner in Lockport, Manitoba, 28 km north of Winnipeg, was issued a BWA on October 16, when coliform bacteria was detected in its drinking water.
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Update 10/8/14
BWA of the day


TOWN SENDS FRANÇOIS TO WATER TASTING CONTEST- FOLLOW QUEBEC DRINKING WATER CONTEST HERE

When we first reached François Gagnon , Director General of the town of Franklin QC, he was taken aback. "Boil water advisory? Let me contact my technician and call you right back," he said.
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Update 10/5/14
BWA of the day


TWO E.COLI ALERTS, SOURCE STILL UNKNOWN

The City of Mercer Island, WA, located in the Seattle Metropolitan Area, has been hit by two consecutive Boil Water Advisories in the last week. When E.coli and coliform bacteria were detected in water samples during routine testing on September 28, all 24,000 Mercer Island residents were told to boil their tap water and all public schools and restaurants ordered to close.
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Update 9/29/14
Lead

SAFE WATER NOW FLOWING FROM TAPS AND FOUNTAINS AT ACADIA U
You can now freely drink the water at Acadia University in Wolfville, Nova Soctia, but this wasn't always the case.
Last October students, staff and faculty at the University were told not to drink the water because it was contaminated with lead.
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Update 9/25/14
BWA of the day

5,700 ASKED TO BOIL AFTER MAJOR LINE BREAK, NB
The whole community of Grand Falls/Grand Sault, NB is under BWA following the break of a major pumping line on September 23.
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Update 9/24/14
BWA of the day

Boil Water Advisories
Update, November 23, 2014

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Most Recent BWAs

 Denman Island - Individual, BC - 11/19/2014
 Cranbrook (3), BC - 11/20/2014
 Coral Harbour, NU - 11/18/2014
 Maple Creek - municipal, SK - 11/21/2014
 Cumberland House, SK - 11/21/2014
 Brabant Lake, SK - 11/21/2014
 Sask Landing Regional Pipeline, SK - 11/21/2014
 Bengough, SK - 11/18/2014
 Smeaton, SK - 11/19/2014
 Shields, SK - 11/19/2014
 Prince Albert, SK - 11/20/2014
 Thode, SK - 11/19/2014
 Berens River North, MB - 11/19/2014
 Beaches, NL - 11/19/2014
 St Anthony, NL - 11/19/2014
 Petty Harbour , NL - 11/24/2014
 Burin, NL - 11/19/2014
 Mount Moriah, NL - 11/3/2014

Recently lifted Advisories

bullet Lytton BC
bullet Maple Ridge - Golden Ears Prov. Park BC
bullet Corner Brook NL
bullet Fermeuse - NL
bullet Fermeuse - NL
bullet Rockland - Parts ON
bullet Baie Comeau QC
bullet Goodsoil SK
bullet La Loche SK
bullet Meadow Lake SK






 The Stories, so far

Posted 11/5/14
Update 11/9/14
Urban Issue

DETROIT, NO MONEY, NO WATER, NO PROBLEM?

Something weird is going on just across the border, within sight of Windsor.
Thousands of people have no tap water.
From activists to the president
no one can sort this out.
This is what we learned so far

"It's abandonment by government. The street lights don't work, there's abandoned factories, there's abandoned houses. The schools are not performing for people. There are no jobs."

Jerry Smith, Executive Director, Capuchin Soup Kitchen & Urban Farm.

"This is Detroit; nothing is without reference to race here. Where do you want to start brother? Are you looking for something that's bumper sticker or are you looking for analysis?"

Michael Mulholland, acting president AFSCMEF Local 207

"You can't look at any issue in the Detroit without mentioning the 3Rs and the 3Rs are race, regionalism and reconciliation."

Peter Hammer Director, Damon J. Keith Center for Civil Rights, Professor, Wayne State University Law School.

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Water Contest

CONCOURS DE LA MEILLEURE EAU DU QUÉBEC

FIRST QUEBEC BEST WATER CONTEST


Energy/Water

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

More Stories...so far



10-minute interview

Energy/Water
'WHAT ARE THE RISKS TO OUR DRINKING WATER?'
North Bay Mayor on Energy East pipeline

TransCanada declined to address Mayor McDonald's concerns in a 10-minute interview.


Shoal 40

'WE WANT TO BE A PART OF CANADA'
Chief Redsky, Shoal Lake 40


Endangered Species

SAVE OUR BELUGAS
Nature Québec launches petition, appeals to Canadians and the world




Awards

CLEARFLOW ENVIRO UP FOR A MANNING AWARD
An interview with CEO Jerry Hanna



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