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Health Canada knew about contaminated water for 2 years before Mississippi Mills, Ont., residents informed

Many government agencies knew about the suspicious well water in Ramsay Meadows, a small subdivision halfway between Almonte and Carleton Place, in the Ottawa region. But none of those agencies told the residents, the Ottawa Citizen reports.

‘A jobs-right-now strategy’: Alberta NDP releases geothermal plan in response to UCP legislation

The Alberta NDP is calling on the government to help fund the early exploration of renewable geothermal projects and earmark federal cash for turning oil and gas well liabilities into assets. The Edmonton Journal reports.

Canada United Small Business Relief Fund offers up to $5,000 for PPE

COVID-19 has adversely affected all businesses, especially retail and eating establishments which have had to introduce barriers at cash registers, hand-sanitizing stations and staff employees in PPE just to carry on daily operations, along with changes to websites to include delivery options.

Interbasin drinking water transfers proposed for two Alberta communities

Bill 42 has been proposed to approve the interbasin transfer required to supply about 500 residents in Entwistle and Nakamun Park, Alta., with drinking water treated by Epcor Utilities in Edmonton via a connection to the West Inter Lakes District regional waterline in Parkland County.

U of T urban geoexchange project will be largest in Canada

The University of Toronto’s massive King’s College Circle Geothermal Project passed a milestone recently with a contract awarded to GeoSource Energy Inc. of Caledonia, Ont. Daily Commercial News reports.

York Region, Ont., receives federal funding to upgrade groundwater supply to withstand impacts of extreme weather

York Region in Ontario is getting a funding boost from the federal government to upgrade its water supply, treatment and storage of drinking water to protect it from the effects of severe weather, including flooding and drought.

Tuff Drive Shoes by Wellmaster Pipe & Supply Inc.

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Oil and Gas

The growing cost to clean up abandoned and orphaned oil and gas wells

Lately, there’s been growing concern over the number of abandoned oil and gas wells in Alberta, British Columbia and Saskatchewan. Many of these wells are on farms, ranches or forests, and leaks from aging wells risk contaminating the soil and water. » Learn more

Marketing: Wielding your megaphone wisely

Today companies self-publish online, and people find out about them through what they are saying digitally – as if through their own megaphone, writes columnist Dave Mercer in the latest issue of Groundwater Canada. Mercer shows us how to practise three distinct steps to marketing your business. » Learn more

Survey Snippet 1: Contractor challenges

In our recent Groundwater Professionals Survey, we asked contractors which challenges stand out over the next three years? Learn what is on the mind of your fellow contractors. » Learn more

CNGWA needs members!

The Canadian National Ground Water Association was formed to look at federal issues of concern to the groundwater industry in Canada – working alongside provincial associations. The CNGWA requires your support – a donation of $100 or more – to engage in advocacy activities on your behalf. Making a donation allows you to participate in meetings, vote on association matters and support the association in its work. Here you’ll find details and a CNGWA membership registration form. » Learn more

Groundwater Week 2020 has everything you need to succeed!

Join thousands of professionals from all sectors of the industry during NGWA’s Groundwater Week 2020, where you will find the focus is on everything you need to succeed! From workshops and presentations to networking opportunities and an unparalleled lineup of exhibitors, Groundwater Week is where you need to be — in person or virtually — this December.

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Ontario moves into 5-stage, colour-coded COVID-19 framework

As of Saturday, Nov. 7, the Ontario government is under a framework that categorizes public health regions into five levels: Green-Prevent, Yellow-Protect, Orange-Restrict, Red-Control, and Lockdown being a measure of last and urgent resort. » Read more

NGWA releases study on potential cost of pathogen-contaminated wells

The National Ground Water Association recently released a study outlining the financial and health benefits of testing and disinfecting private waters wells. » Read more

Is groundwater always drinking water? Minnesota Supreme Court considers Minntac permit case

The Minnesota Supreme Court is weighing whether the groundwater around the U.S. Steel’s leaking Minntac tailings basin should be regulated as drinking water, and the state’s regulators say the outcome could have vast impacts on other water permits throughout the state. The Duluth News Tribune reports. » Read more

BCGWA Fall Regional Meeting

Dec. 4, 2020
Location: Online
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NGWA Ground Water Week (Virtual)

Dec. 8 - Dec. 10, 2020
Location: Online
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