Drinking water

John Boros, of City of Surrey water operations turns on two underground roadside taps last December - one for potable water and one for emergency services - marking the completion of the long-awaited connection between SFN and the Surrey water supply. (File photo)

Semiahmoo First Nation tap water safe to drink again, as 16-year boil water advisory is lifted

New distribution system, connected to Surrey water supply, passes safety testing

 

Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller responds to a reporters question during a news conference, Wednesday, February 24, 2021 in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld

Ottawa won’t set new deadline for providing clean water in First Nations communities

There are still 38 First Nations communities where the water isn’t considered safe to drink

 

Stocking Lake is the open water source for the Saltair water system that requires a filtration system under the Province of B.C. Drinking Water Regulations. (Photo submitted)

Saltair electors approve water loan authorization

Alternative Approval Process results in only 30 objections filed

 

Saltair residents are facing a decision on the borrowing for a new water treatment system. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Feb. 10 the deadline for Saltair water borrowing bylaw opposition

Alternative Approval Process will determine if loan authorization proceeds

Saltair residents are facing a decision on the borrowing for a new water treatment system. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Stocking Lake is the open water source for the Saltair water system. This is the water that required a filtration system under the Province of B.C. Drinking Water Regulations. (Photo submitted)

Loan authorization for Saltair water system upgrades being conducted by AAP

Non-contact method during COVID seen as the best way to proceed

Stocking Lake is the open water source for the Saltair water system. This is the water that required a filtration system under the Province of B.C. Drinking Water Regulations. (Photo submitted)
The Blue Creek restoration in British Columbia is shown in this undated handout photo. Spotty research and inconsistent monitoring has made it impossible to evaluate the health of most Canadian watersheds, a new study has found. “It’s still largely unknown,” said Elizabeth Hendricks of the World Wildlife Fund, which has just released its second evaluation of the condition of Canada’s freshwater environments. (WWF Canada, Eden Toth)

Data gaps prevent assessment of most Canadian watersheds: WWF report

There’s enough known about 67 of Canada’s 167 watersheds to assess how well they’re standing up

The Blue Creek restoration in British Columbia is shown in this undated handout photo. Spotty research and inconsistent monitoring has made it impossible to evaluate the health of most Canadian watersheds, a new study has found. “It’s still largely unknown,” said Elizabeth Hendricks of the World Wildlife Fund, which has just released its second evaluation of the condition of Canada’s freshwater environments. (WWF Canada, Eden Toth)
Image: The Canadian Press

Nestle Canada selling bottled water business to local family-owned company

The Pure Life bottled water business is being sold to Ice River Springs

Image: The Canadian Press
(Black Press file photo).

CVRD testing Shawnigan water after complaints of metallic taste, odour

“This type of problem has come up a number of times in summers in the past”

(Black Press file photo).