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Long-term drinking water advisories up

The number of public water systems with long-term drinking water advisories has increased to 91 from 67 in late 2017, making the federal government’s promise to end advisories on reserves by March 2021 more difficult to achieve.

Independent well test results indicate huge change in water quality for Chatham, Ont., family

A Chatham, Ont., couple whose family has been without clean well water since wind turbine construction began more than six months ago has shared test results that indicate a drastic increase in Kettle Point Black Shale particles. The Chatham Voice reports.

Brackish water use for food and drink grows in demand, report says

An estimated one quarter of all desalinated water in the world currently comes from inland brackish water desalination technology, which has high potential for food production and drinking water supply, suggests a new report from IDTechEx.

Abandoned coal mine to heat Nanaimo university buildings

A Nanaimo, B.C., geo-exchange project will turn a long-abandoned mine into the heat source for a new Vancouver Island University buildings. CBC News reports.

New water treatment plant 'definitely coming' for N.S. First Nation

The Mi'kmaq community of Potlotek in Nova Scotia has signed documents to begin construction on a new water treatment facility after decades of dealing with brown, smelly water, unfit for drinking. CBC News reports.
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New Products 
Product 1

‘Color’ series diamond drill bits

Boart Longyear has released its Green Bit, the first in a new line of diamond drilling bits designed to cut faster and last longer. » Learn more
Product 2

Schramm upgrades T450 rigs to Tier 4 compliance

The Schramm engineering group is upgrading its existing T450 rigs to use a CAT C15 ACERT, Tier 4 compliant engine. » Learn more

Well Constructed (well tech training)

Feb. 26-March 9, 2018
Location: Lindsay, Ont.
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BCGWA Trade Show, Convention and AGM

April 4-5, 2018
Location: Langley, B.C.
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