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About us | Sign-up | Login | Maps | Directory | Research | Help                       July 30, 2014
 The Stories, so far

Update 7/28/14
Infrastructure threats

IS IT LEAD POISONING? 1,042 WORDS ON LEAD IN OUR CITIES

.../more
Update 7/22/2014
OpEd

CANADA, A PATCHWORK OF BWAS

.../more
Update 7/18/2014
Water Shortage

LOW WATER LEVELS, HIGH USAGE TRIGGER STAGE 3 RESTRICTIONS, ON VANCOUVER ISLAND

.../more
Update 7/6/2014
OpEd

CAN CANADA DO MORE FOR THE GREAT LAKES? YES ABSOLUTELY

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Update 6/26/2014
Legal

ALBERTA BANDS SUE FEDS OVER DRINKING WATER

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Drought

STATEWIDE WATER-SAVING PRACTICES COULD SAVE DROUGHT-STRICKEN CALIFORNIA


Climate Adaptation

A CANADIAN NOBEL WINNER TALKS CLIMATE CHANGE, FLOODPLAINS AND WHY IT'S IMPORTANT TO ALL OF US TODAY

Interview with Dr. James P. Bruce


IPCC 5th Report

GLOBAL WARMING,'ONE OF THE GREATEST KNOWN RISKS WE FACE'

Bob Brouse interviews USGS Chief Scientist and Nobel prize winner, Virginia Burkett



Update 06/02/2014
Nuclear Energy

DARLINGTON NEW-BUILD DECISION REVERSED



Update 05/20/2014
Nuclear Energy Interview

NUCLEAR PROJECT HALTED

Interview with Lake Ontario Waterkeeper President Mark Mattson



Update 05/12/2014
Technology

SMALL CHIP CAN TEST FOR WATER CONTAMINATION



Update 04/17/2014
Flooding

CANADIAN TECH TRACKS FLOODING



Update 03/16/2014
Biomimicry

SOLUTIONS DERIVED FROM NATURE


Interview with Biomimicry 3.8 Co-Founder Janine Benyus


Update 03/13/2014
Then & Now

MAY I HAVE A GLASS OF WATER, PLEASE?



Boil Water Advisories
Update, July 30, 2014

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Most Recent BWAs

 Lumby (6), BC - 7/24/2014
 Cortes Island, BC - 7/18/2014
 La Loche , SK - 7/27/2014
 Caron, SK - 7/29/2014
 Archerwill, SK - 7/26/2014
 Angusville, MB - 7/29/2014
 Saint-David-de-Falardeau, QC - 7/25/2014
 Trois-Rivières, QC - 7/28/2014
 Sainte-Julienne, QC - 7/25/2014
 Notre-Dame-de-Montauban, QC - 7/25/2014
 Salmon River, NS - 7/18/2014
 Wentworth, NS - 7/18/2014
 Saulnierville, NS - 7/22/2014
 East Ferry, NS - 7/22/2014
 Peggy Cove, NS - 7/17/2014
 Margaret Valley, NS - 7/17/2014
 Lunemburg, NS - 7/17/2014
 Conquerall Bank, NS - 7/23/2014
 Point Cross, NS - 7/16/2014
 Cambridge (2), NS - 7/18/2014
 Porters Lake, NS - 4/18/2014
 Petley, NL - 7/28/2014


bullet Grand Beach Entertainment Centre MB
Recently lifted Advisories
bullet Kippens NL
bullet Bible Hill Junior High NS
bullet Brookfield Golf & Country Club NS
bullet Brooklyn - Bowater Mersey NS
bullet Canada Hill - Seaside Cottages at Ginger Hill NS
bullet Greenhill - Glooscap Park NS
bullet Kennetcook Pizza & Variety NS
bullet Lawrencetown Beach Park NS
bullet Victoria Vale - Sunny Vale Estate NS
bullet West Dover - Shaw's Landing NS
bullet Westfield - McGowan Lake Depot NS
bullet Caribou West Pipeline SK
bullet Craven SK
bullet Kippens SK
bullet Radisson SK



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 Dailies
Update 7/29/14
Flooding

RESERVOIR TAMPERING SETS OFF ALARM, BWA, QC
Officials in Trois-Rivières are baffled as to why one of the trap doors of the Saint-Louis-de-France water reservoir was tampered with last Sunday night.
.../more

Update 7/27/14
Flooding

FLOODS AND PORTA-POTTIES, SK
In late June southern Saskatchewan was flooded after being deluged by over 175 mm of rain; a month later life in the little town of Gainsborough has yet to return to normal
.../more

Update 7/24/14
Champions

WATER CHRONICLES CHAMPIONS AWARD 2
Kudos to the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge Health Unit (HKPR) for posting water advisories issued to Small Drinking Water Systems (SDWS) on their
website.
.../more

Update 7/22/14
BWA of the day

CREE TERRITORY OUTFITTER UNDER BWA, QC
This week saw the first ever boil water advisory from a non-municipal water system in Northern Quebec. Outfitter Mirage Aventure sits at Km 358 of the Trans-Taiga Rd in Eeyou Istchee, a Cree word meaning "The People's Land"
.../more

Update 7/16/14
BWA of the day

WANTED: CHLORINE BOOSTER, NL
E.coli was detected in the drinking water system of Irishtown-Summerside on July 11. This is the 11th boil water advisory for the town since we started monitoring them in 2006 and the 3rd E.coli contamination
.../more

Update 7/14/14
First Nation Water

HEALTH CANADA RELEASES FIRST NATION WATER ADVISORY INFORMATION
After a seven year hiatus, during which Health Canada only published the number of First nation water advisories across Canada, the Department recently released the names of each First Nation community under drinking water advisory (DWA)
.../more

Update 7/10/14
Water Shortage

STAGE 2 WATER RESTRICTIONS ISSUED IN SOUTHERN VANCOUVER ISLAND, BC
On July 7, all residents of the Cowichan Valley Regional District (CVRD), including Duncan and Lady Smith, were asked to comply with stage 2 water restrictions, due to concerns over low snow pack, low rainfall and a projected dry summer.
.../more

Update 7/7/14
BWA of the day

TOWN FOUNDED BY PAPAL ZOUAVES UNDER BWA, QC
E.coli was found in water samples sent from a well in Piopolis, Qc on July 4. The well which does not usually require any treatment or chlorine, serves 68 of the village's 350 residents
.../more

Update 7/3/14
Champions

WATER CHRONICLES CHAMPIONS AWARD 1
Our hats go off to Saskatchewan for best water advisory reporting in Canada. For months the province has been pounded by harsh weather of one kind or another; frigid temperatures, high winds, walloping snow storms, you name it
.../more

Update 7/1/14
Media

THE WATER CHRONICLES' FIRST PRINT EDITION IS OUT!
Our first print edition hit the streets of Ottawa, today, Canada Day, 2014.
.../more

Update 06/30/14
BWA of the day
Update 7/1/14 - Advisory Lifted

PUMP FAILURE, OFF-LINE WATER TOWER LEAD TO BWA, ON
A chlorinator malfunction caused a water pump to shut off in Geraldton on June 29. The resulting loss of pressure in the distribution system triggered a boil water advisory
.../more

Update 06/24/14
BWA of the day

PLANNED HYDRO SHUTDOWN TRIGGERS BWA, MB
The northern village of Wabowden (pop.600) is under boil water advisory due to a planned Manitoba Hydro power outage.
.../more

Update 06/23/14
BWA of the day

E.COLI FOUND IN 'MUNICIPAL MONARCHY' WELL, QC
On June 19. E.coli was detected in samples taken from a well in the Village Alpin sector of L'Anse-Saint-Jean, QC, putting 200 residents under BWA
.../more



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