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Avoid or limit time in high-risk settings, Public Health advises

Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, updates the latest case numbers and cautions Canadians to avoid or strictly limit the time they spend in high-risk settings and situations this summer.

B.C. government failing to register ground water users, say critics

Only 20 per cent of people in British Columbia who use wells to get their water have registered under the province’s mandatory ground water law, in force since early 2016. Some critics say the government needs to do more to understand and control water use. The Province reports.

Canadian housing starts increased in June

The trend in housing starts was 199,655 units in June 2020, up from 197,063 units in May 2020, according to Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. Rural starts, also up, were estimated at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 15,006 units, up from 7,772 units excluding Quebec in May.

Media coverage could discourage public from guiding ground water use, California study finds

Superficial media coverage of California’s Sustainable Groundwater Management Act may be discouraging public democratic engagement on resource-management issues by having focused on relatively few stakeholders, a new study from University of California Merced shows.

Canada and B.C. invest in water infrastructure in Lower Mainland

The federal and B.C. governments will fund 21 projects, including drinking water and wastewater facilities, in the Lower Mainland under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Plan.

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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Loss of work top COVID-19 concern for ground water industry: survey

Preliminary results of our Ground Water Professionals industry survey suggest the COVID-19 pandemic has had little to no impact on the industry’s work. » Learn more
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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

All Your Sampling Supplies In-Stock and Ready to Ship

For over 70 years Hoskin Scientific has provided expert consultative support to find the right product to fit your application needs. Whether you require monitoring or testing instrumentation, rentals or service, we are where you need us to be across Canada.

From one-time use sampling supplies to long-term, remote monitoring solutions, Hoskin has a wide variety of consumables and instrumentation for all Groundwater applications. Contact us for a complete listing.

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Liquidation auction of well-drilling equipment

July 22-23, 2020
Location: Red Deer, Alta.
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NGWA Ground Water Week (Virtual and On Site)

Dec. 8-10, 2020
Location: Las Vegas, Nev. /Virtual
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