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New well provides fresh water as Youbou, B.C., shifts from surface to groundwater

A recently completed project in Youbou, B.C. has brought a new groundwater source online and improved the quality of drinking water for residents without additional cost. BC Local News reports.

Newfoundland water projects announced for improved potable water services, water and wastewater infrastructure

The three levels of government together will fund projects to improve potable water services, water and wastewater infrastructure in Newfoundland.

New training options for managing drinking water systems in First Nations communities

The Walkerton Clean Water Centre will provide drinking water operator training, certification and mentorship for First Nations communities in partnership with Keewaytinook Okimakanak/Northern Chiefs Council.

Non-essential construction further restricted as Ontario declares second provincial emergency to address COVID-19 crisis

The Ontario government has declared a state of emergency in response to a doubling in COVID-19 cases over the past two weeks and to reduce the risk to overwhelming the province’s hospital system and long-term care homes.
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Multiple completion aquifers

Water well drillers and their clients typically like to obtain the greatest amount of water they can from a well. One way to obtain the greatest amount of water from a well is to screen the well over several aquifer zones to combine flow from all. In the latest issue of Ground Water Canada hydrogeologist Ken Hugo looks at this process and why many jurisdictions discourage it. » Learn more

From the Editor: What’s in your forecast?

Thinking deeply might seem like something to be avoided, but stepping back to look at your business objectively can help you decide your next step. Looking forward one, two, five years – maybe more – is a great antidote to looking back on the mess that was COVID-20. » Learn more
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Study indicates ‘Union Safety Effect’ on building trades construction sites

A new study by the Institute for Work and Health indicates lost-time injury claims to the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board are 31 per cent lower on unionized building trade construction jobs than they are in a non-union environment. » Read more

Federal government launches discussion paper and consultations on new Canada Water Agency

Registration is open for the federal government’s public consultations to help establish the new Canada Water Agency. Find out what issues are on their radar and add your two cents. » Read more

Wellmaster appoints James White vice-president

James White has been appointed vice-president of business development for Wellmaster. » Read more