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New B.C. drinking water guidelines could carry hefty price tag

New proposed guidelines for drinking water that aim to reduce exposure to lead and copper in drinking water could have costly implications for communities along the B.C. coast, Pique reports.

High uranium concentrations found in ground water in northeastern Washington, USGS study finds

Wells in northeastern Washington State often have high uranium concentrations, sometimes as much as 40 times the level considered safe for drinking water, indicates a new study from the U.S. Geological Survey.

Saskatoon developer wants to use untreated 'raw' water to irrigate parks

Saskatoon councillors have voted in favour of developing a pilot project that would use untreated storm water to irrigate parks in its newly created Brighton neighbourhood. CBC News reports.
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Flowing artesian wells: Regulations, risk, reality

In the latest issue of Ground Water Canada, Carolyn Camilleri looks at how to prevent catastrophe and bankruptcy by being prepared for the flowing artesian conditions that can occur unexpectedly. » Learn more

OCOT, Skills Ontario to promote apprenticeship

The Ontario College of Trades and Skills Ontario will work together on new ways to raise awareness and attract people to careers in the skilled trades. » Learn more

CWQA Spring Event: Red Deer, Alta.

May 17-18, 2018
Location: Red Deer, Alta.
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CIPH Annual Business Conference

June 17-19, 2018
Location: Whistler, B.C.
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