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Webinar explores water security for Canadians

Water Security for Canadians: Making the Federation Work for Water, a webinar recently presented by the POLIS Water Sustainability Project, explores Canada’s emerging water crisis.

Results of P.E.I.’s public consultation on water withdrawal give clear direction

Prince Edward Island residents want science and evidence-based research to inform public policy and to protect their drinking water, according to public water withdrawal regulation consultations.

Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution confirms negative impact of plastic pollution on the environment in Canada

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and Ministry of Health have published the Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution to shed light on the extent of the plastic pollution problem in Canada.

Ontario’s Tiny Township ‘fundamentally opposed’ to aggregate extraction in ‘environmentally sensitive areas’

A motion passed by Tiny Township council is calling on the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry to halt the proposed expansion of the Teedon Pit aggregates operation until a study of the Alliston Aquifer is completed by John Cherry of the University of Guelph. reports.

Man rescued after head trapped in sump-pump well, as water rises

In Oak Bay, B.C., a man stuck head-down in a sump-pump well with the water rising was able to keep breathing after a police constable jumped in and held his head up. The Victoria Times-Colonist reports.

Giant Canadian construction project incorporates low carbon heating and cooling

With the help of a gigantic purpose-built thermal reservoir, Enwave Energy will add an entire new neighbourhood to its underground low-carbon heating and cooling network with the project called The Well in Toronto. CBC News reports.
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Roger Boadway and Phil Brown

All in a day’s drilling: photo contest winner

Water-well drilling is a serious business. Still, engineer Bruce Hietkamp managed to find a photo that shows the fun side of working in the field with drillers Roger Boadway and Phil Brown of Roger Boadway Enterprises Ltd. in Sutton, Ont. We call it “Taking a Drink” and it’s the winner of our cover photo contest! » Learn more

OGWA regional training meeting

Feb. 7, 2020
Location: Thunder Bay, Ont.
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