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Former Court of Justice lawyer ramps up call for public inquiry into Iqaluit water crisis

The call for a public inquiry into the city’s water crisis is beginning to intensify with a former justice of the peace with the Nunavut Court of Justice joining territory MP Lori Idlout in requesting one.

Lake Okanagan salt levels up notably since 1973, but still within thresholds

The communications director with the Okanagan Basin Water Board says aquatic life and drinking water are in no current peril, even though salt levels have climbed notably over the past 50 years.

Piled up pig carcasses – drowned in B.C. floods – are no threat to contaminate water: recycler

Members of the Upper Similkameen Indian Band suggest the decomposing animals, which drowned during British Columbia’s late 2021 flooding, pose an environmental hazard with the potential to pollute the water.

MOE says groundwater contamination risk minimal after Eastway Tank explosion

The explosion and subsequent fire, which killed six employees, has neighbouring residents concerned about the environmental impact on their drinking water supply.

Damaged Ucluelet water line beyond repair and needs replacement

The severed water line to the Vancouver Island community that was believed damaged during the recent tsunami near Tonga is beyond repair and needs replacement.
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Asbestos in water

Educational site provides information about asbestos in water supplies

The presence of asbestos in municipal water, wastewater and storm water systems, when reaching certain levels, can create a profound risk to human health. » Read more
B.C. watershed

Drinking water protection among items listed in new B.C. watershed strategic plan

The strategy is being developed with Indigenous Peoples and in collaboration with other levels of government. » Read more
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