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Federal government will fall short of election promise to fix on-reserve water systems

The coronavirus pandemic and the lack of a full understanding of infrastructure needs on reserve means the federal government will not be meeting its March 2021 deadline of lifting all long-term boil water advisories on First Nations.

Reactions mixed to P.E.I.’s recommendation to expand high-capacity well moratorium

Reactions are mixed to the P.E.I. government’s legislative committee recommendation to immediately proclaim the Water Act and expand the moratorium on high-capacity wells beyond agriculture to all new wells that are not for residential use “until research is available to make evidence-based decisions.” CBC News reports.

Anglers seek protection for Alberta river they say is threatened by gravel plan

One of Alberta’s largest grassroots conservation groups is to plead this week for the protection of a much-loved river from gravel mines it fears would damage a world-class trout fishery and undo years of work. The Canadian Press/Lethbridge News Now reports.

Tuff Drive Shoes by Wellmaster Pipe & Supply Inc.

Tuff Drive Shoes are made from quality steel tube. The boring and machining process is done by our precision CNC machines. Carefully controlled induction heating ensures uniform hardness around the entire cutting edge of the shoe to increase its life. Wellmaster tests the cutting edge regularly at various points to maintain proper and consistent hardness. The shoe is coated in a dark grey finish and is stenciled to read Lead Free and Made In Canada. Part number identification has been added for ease of re-ordering.

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Help Wanted: Volunteers seek partners to provide new well for community-run fish hatchery

Aardvark Drilling and Haliburton Artesian Water Wells are volunteering their time, expertise, equipment and supplies to replace a dry well at a community-run fish hatchery and they’re looking for partners to help them get it done so that the hatchery can once again run at full capacity. » Learn more

2021 truck and van preview

While most models for 2021 have engine, package, trim, or colour changes, two light-duty pick-up truck heavyweights have made major changes to their vehicles. Mario Cywinski looks at what’s new in trucks and vans from major manufacturers. » 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
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Canadian researchers turn to wastewater tests at long-term care homes to detect COVID hot spots

Several Canadian universities are preparing to test wastewater from long-term care homes in Ottawa, Toronto and Edmonton to get early warnings of COVID-19 outbreaks. CBC News reports. » Read more

CIER invites Canada Water Agency to work together on Indigenous water governance

The Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources has released a paper aimed at sparking discussion of how the Canada Water Agency can work with the provinces, territories, Indigenous communities, local authorities and scientists on considerations of Indigenous governance. » Read more

Standing column wells of geothermal energy to power Quebec schools

An innovative project that uses standing column wells of geothermal energy to electrify institutional and commercial buildings in Quebec will reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve energy efficiency, its proponents say. One concern about the project, spearheaded by Polytechnique Montreal and partners, is that the wells may affect groundwater quality. The India Education Diary reports. » Read more

NGWA Ground Water Week (Virtual)

Dec. 8-10, 2020
Location: Online
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