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Does wastewater give early warning of COVID-19 cases? Alberta researchers aim to find out

Public health experts say one of the best ways to find out whether the spread of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 is rising or declining in a community is to look in the sewer where you’ll find early telltale signs of its genetic signature. The University of Alberta is testing for coronavirus at Canada’s water treatment plants.

Municipalities receive more asset management funding from Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Canadian government

The federal government and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities has launched the next phase of funding to help communities improve their asset management practices and enable them to make more informed decisions about roads, water systems, buildings and other infrastructure.

Free accounting advice for Canadian small and medium-sized businesses

A new, government-funded program from the Canadian Chamber of Commerce will allow any vulnerable small or medium-sized business, not-for-profit or charity to connect immediately with experienced accounting and tax professionals.

Tasting ground water reveals rich flavours for exploration

Mining companies could more accurately pinpoint reserves of valuable minerals using a new water-tasting approach developed by the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation of Australia. The research finds ground water interacts directly with the bedrock, dissolving trace amounts of the minerals present into solution.

Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy extended to Aug. 29

The federal government will extend the Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy by an additional 12 weeks to Aug. 29, 2020 and consult with business and labour representatives over the next month on potential adjustments to the program to stimulate jobs and growth, including the 30 per cent revenue decline threshold.

Brockton, Ont., launches scholarship fund to mark 20 years since the Walkerton water tragedy

The Municipality of Brockton, Ont., is launching the Walkerton Clean Water Legacy Scholarship fund to both honour those who suffered because of the water crisis and support local students wishing to pursue careers in environmental science or clean water management.

Download your free Grundfos SQE Handbook!

The easy-to-install Grundfos 3” SQE submersible pump fits in smaller diameter wells and is lighter than a standard 4” submersible, yet incredibly tough. Pump speed is controlled by the variable frequency drive (VFD) motor, which electronically changes to match the demand. See what the Grundfos 3” submersible has to offer.

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Canadian Truck King Challenge returns

The 13th edition of the Canadian Truck King Challenge put 2020 mid-size pick-up trucks through their paces. The focused on testing the mid-size truck segment this year. Mario Cywinski reports. » Learn more

Canadian National Ground Water Association: Become a voting member

If you are involved in the ground water industry in Canada, you are automatically an Associate member of the Canadian National Ground Water Association. Make a donation of $100 or more to participate in meetings and have a vote on association matters. Here you’ll find all the details and a CNGWA membership registration form. » Learn more