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‘Cleaner than ancient arctic ice,’ university scientists plan to study groundwater in Tiny Township, Ont.

Two University of Alberta scientists have asked the township of Tiny in Ontario to collaborate on a research project they hope to launch next year relating to the municipality’s superior groundwater from an artesian spring.

Dunk River pumping would have contravened Water Act regulations, P.E.I. civil servant tells committee

A permit that allowed five farms to pump surface water from the Dunk River, P.E.I., last summer, while water levels were dangerously low, would not have been permitted if the Water Act had been enacted. This was one answer given by a top civil servant to a standing committee on natural resources and environmental sustainability. The Halifax Chronicle-Herald reports.

NGWA releases study on financial advantages of water wells vs. regional pipelines

The National Ground Water Association has released a new study outlining the cost efficiency of private and local water wells over long regional pipelines in rural and suburban areas.

N.S. blueberry farm seeks water source after extreme weather devastated its crop

A blueberry farm in Richibucto, N.S., is betting on the approval of a well site development for its primary water source, after three years of extreme weather devastated the crop. CBC News reports.

Circular Great Lakes program launches to combat plastic waste and pollution

The Council of the Great Lakes Region has created Circular Great Lakes, a regional initiative focused initially on keeping valuable plastic materials out of the waste stream and the environment by developing a circular economy strategy for plastics.

Lockdowns didn’t stop national growth in January: Conference Board of Canada

The construction sector posted a second consecutive month of growth in January, expanding by 1.4 per cent after significant fluctuations in 2020. Amid the roaring Canadian housing market, the majority of activity in the construction sector took place in the residential building construction subsector, says the Conference Board of Canada’s latest GDP report.
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Ontario makes changes to water-taking rules

Ontario is making changes to its water-taking program, including new rules that give municipalities more direct input on allowing bottled water companies to withdraw new or increased amounts of groundwater in their communities, and new guidance on managing water taking in areas where sustainability is a concern and where there are competing demands. » Read more

Canadian National Ground Water Association: Become a voting member

If you are involved in the groundwater 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. » Read more

OGWA Scholarship Golf Tournament

Sept. 17, 2021
Location: Conestogo, Ont.
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