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TODAY



ADVISORIES
WRAP-UP:here were 17 new advisories issued since Friday: 3 in MB, 7 in QC, 2 in SK, 1 in NB, 4 in ON.
In Ontario, a BWA was issued by Simcoe Muskoka District Health for the Town of Gravenhurst. A low fluoride monitoring alarm problem was detected at the Gravenhurst Water Treatment Plant;
- Ontario Advisory Map Full report

MOST RECENT: Full list


ENVIRONMENTAL PETITIONS
Did you know you can submit an Environmental Petition to the Environment Commissioner and be guaranteed a response?


FIRST NATIONS
170 Years after signing the Douglas Treaty, Tsawout First Nation leads in marine protection


SOIL REMEDIATION
Proposed National Soil Strategy calls up Canadian Farmers to Combat Climate Change


BC FLOODING
Up-to-date information for those affected by Monday's massive storm.








                ADVISORY MAPS
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Boil Water      Do Not Consume      Water Shortage      Cyanobacteria Bloom



Numbers indicate the amount of advisories in each province
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WT Latest

CITY WATER - WT Report on Drinking Water in Canada's 50 largest cities.
Our first reports:

CITY WATER
MONCTON
- Moncton Water Plant Adapting technology for changing water conditions


VANCOUVER. - Metro Vancouver is a utility provider that plans for and delivers regional-scale drinking water services to approximately 2.7 million people through its member jurisdictions.

TORONTO. - The City's Lead in Drinking Water Mitigation Strategy launched in 2011 has significantly decreased lead exceedances.

OTTAWA - In 2020, The city launched its Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel to protect the Ottawa River

NUTRIENT CYCLING
Caterpillars alter nutrient cycling between land and nearby lakes

SHIP BY SAIL
Net Energy Zero: Fair Trade Coffee shipped by Schooner in 2023


LITHIUM MINING
Calgary start-up Summit Nanotech's lithium mining process reduces freshwater use to zero while decreasing chemical waste by 90%


SATELLITE RESEARCH
Landsat 9 - A joint NASA/USGS mission captures impacts of climate change providing critical data for natural resource management


All previous WT articles can be found in our a to Z section

WT Tech - Towards a more sustainable water/energy nexus.


Remediation
Start-up Aquaterrex locates water where others say “no water exists”

Shipping
Niche start-up Norsepower reduces environmental impact of shipping

Airships
Straightline Airships Environment-friendly commercial aviation that requires no roads or airports

Space
Lift-off 2023! Nova Scotia community rallies around first low orbit launch site in Canada.




WT Rez

FIRST NATION & INUIT WATER
The long-standing lack of clean drinking water and wastewater facilities in Indigenous communities has left an indelible stain on Canada's flag. For years successive government have pledged to fix the problem, yet today there are 45 long-term and 28 short-term advisories in Indigenous communities across the country. While 109 long-term advisories have been lifted, 43 remain in 32 communities, and the number of short-term advisories has been climbing in recent months, with short-term advisories regularly recurring in the same communities. Band Councils say government initiatives suffer from a lack of holistic approach, unprofessional consultants or engineers and poor funding for operators and related infrastructure.
Short-Term Advisories
According to Indigenous Services Canada latest report, there are 26 short-term advisories in effect in First Nations communities across Canada, excluding BC; and 8 in BC issued by the First Nation Health Authority (FNHA).

List of all Short-Term Advisories
Long-Term Advisories
In place for more than a year, these advisories are also monitored by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

There are currently 43 long-term advisories across Canada.

List of all Long-Term Advisories
A view from the Rez
Interviews Chiefs or Band Officials of the communities under long-term advisory. The latest ones include Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation, ON; and Chief Skead, Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, ON

A view from the rez -All Interviews
All First Nation water advisories are also listed on our provincial maps along with non-indigenous advisories.










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