Water

Green Municipal Fund Supports Stormwater Project in Alberta

Today, François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities and Vicki-May Hamm, FCM President announced more than $5.7 million for green infrastructure in the Town of Wainwright, Alberta. This investment will go towards a series of wetland system measures to help the Town of Wai ...

Emerald Technology Ventures Announces Acquisition of OT Security Company

The Swiss-Canadian investment firm, Emerald Technology Ventures has announced the acquisition of its portfolio company SecurityMatters, a provider of operational technology (OT) network protection, by ForeScout Technologies for approximately $113 million in cash, subject to customary adjustments. T ...

St. Catharines, Ontario Names Tami Kitay as Director of Planning and Building Services

The City of St. Catharines, Ontario has named Tami Kitay as its new director of planning and building services. Kitay, currently serving as manager of development planning for the City of Burlington, will join the St. Catherines’ leadership team on Monday, December 17th. “Ms. Kitay brings a dep ...

MOU Supports Reconciliation and Watershed Rehabilitation

A First Nation, municipality, and environmental non-profit have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaboratively purchase, restore, and manage a key property in the heart of their community. The three signatories, the K’ómoks First Nation, the City of Courtenay, and Comox Valley Pro ...

International Water Association Names 2018 Fellows

The International Water Association (IWA) has appointed new IWA Fellows and Distinguished Fellows. These individual water professionals are being recognized by their peers for their sustained outstanding contribution to the water profession and in delivering IWA’s mission of creating a water-wise ...

Federal and Provincial Governments Support Flood Risk Mapping in Nfld.

Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, has announced close to $1 million in federal funding to Newfoundland and Labrador under the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) for three flood risk mapping projects. “Floods are getting more severe, more frequent, and m ...

Water Treatment Plant Upgrade for Sandy Lake First Nation

The Ministry of Indigenous Services has announced the federal government’s commitment to upgrade and expand the water treatment plant at Sandy Lake First Nation.The design phase of the project commenced in October 2018 and construction is expected to begin in December 2019. The work will provide ...

Environmental watchdog warns Ontario to wake up to source water pollution

Ontario’s environmental watchdog sounded a series of eco-alarms in releasing her annual report this week, but none rang so loud as her warning that Ontarians are slowly killing our lakes and rivers with pollutants from industry, agriculture and sewage from cities. Speaking with reporte ...

Report: More Must Be Done to Protect Ontario’s Water

The Ontario government continues to allow raw sewage to overflow into Ontario lakes and rivers at an alarming rate, says a new report by Dianne Saxe, Environmental Commissioner of Ontario. Back to Basics, Saxe’s 2018 Environmental Protection Report, outlines how Ontario’s waters are being poiso ...

Green Municipal Fund Supports Wastewater Upgrades in Two Communities

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ (FCM) Green Municipal Fund (GMF), a $625-million program to support innovative solutions to environmental challenges, will fund wastewater treatment upgrades in two communities. Marco Mendicino, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Infrastructure a ...