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Vancouver aquifer breach leaves city on hook for $10M in damages

The City of Vancouver will try to collect on a repair bill of at least $9.9 million after un-permitted drilling on a city residential lot caused a massive aquifer flood that has yet to be contained and has endangered neighbouring multimillion-dollar homes. The Vancouver Sun reports.

Fossil ground water vulnerable to modern contamination

Most of the ground water in the world that is accessible by deep wells is fossil ground water, stored beneath the earth's surface for more than 12,000 years. That ancient water is not immune to modern contamination, according to a study led by a University of Calgary hydrogeologist.

N.S. woman launches private prosecution in contaminated water case

A rural Halifax-area community dealing with contaminated water was told help is coming from the province as one resident launched a so-called private prosecution against those allegedly responsible for the pollution. CBC News reports.

In our spring issue: Spirit of collaboration

Despite doing very different jobs, the water well, water treatment and septic industries have much in common including customers and regulatory responsibilities. In our latest issue, Ground Water Canada contributor Carolyn Camilleri looks at how three Ontario organizations are collaborating to their mutual benefit.

Landowners concerned about potential impact of wind turbines on water wells

The mayor of Chatham-Kent County in southwestern Ontario will send a letter to the MOECC requesting the ministry provide expertise to residents concerned about the impact of wind turbines on their water wells. The Chatham Daily News reports.

Many applications for mini spectrophotometer probe

Aquatic Life’s i::scan is a new miniature multi-parameter spectrophotometer probe suitable for both simple, cost-sensitive applications and more complex water grids in small, unmanned plants or buildings. » Read more

Portable samplers include peristaltic pump

Hoskin Scientific has new a line of fully automated portable samplers for environmental, wastewater, surface water and industrial treatment markets. » Read more

Resource Drilling Fundamentals Training Seminar

May 8-12, 2017
Location: GEFCO manufacturing facility, Enid, Okla.
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CWQA spring meeting (West)

May 9-10, 2017
Location: Kamloops, B.C.
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CIPH Annual Business Conference

June 25-27, 2017
Location: Ottawa
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