Drinking water

Semiahmoo First Nation Councillor Joanne Charles and former Chief Willard Cook share a celebratory hug at a July 28 event marking the lifting of the boil water advisory on Semiahmoo lands. (Alex Browne photo)

‘Canada has to step up’ says federal Indigenous minister during B.C. stop

Much work remains to be done, Marc Miller acknowledges

 

UBC professor Madjid Mohseni and Kluskus water operator Tony Baptiste enjoy a glass of water. (UBC Submitted Photo)

‘Too bets`huna: We live by water’ — Remote village celebrates return of drinking water after 20 years

People living in the Lhoosk’uz Dené village will no longer be bringing in bottled water from Quesnel

 

The water rates for northern Area D are too high for some to afford, according to Director Brenda Leigh. Submitted photo

SRD Director seeks relief for high water rates in northern Area D

‘We’re paying quadruple what people in Campbell River pay for water’ — Director Brenda Leigh

 

City of Campbell River crews work to repair a four-inch water main near Carihi Secondary School. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror

Main break leaves Campbell River neighbourhood without water

Students sent home early from Carihi Secondary, businesses closed

City of Campbell River crews work to repair a four-inch water main near Carihi Secondary School. Photo by Marc Kitteringham, Campbell River Mirror
The midnight sun shines over the ice-covered waters near Resolute Bay at 1:30 am as seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent Saturday, July 12, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Canada has 20% of the world’s freshwater reserves — this is how to protect it

Researchers suggest the need for a Canada Water Agency dedicated to water management across the country

  • May 1, 2021
The midnight sun shines over the ice-covered waters near Resolute Bay at 1:30 am as seen from the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Louis S. St-Laurent Saturday, July 12, 2008. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward
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

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)
The SRD will be doing work on the water system in Area D in April. SRD photo

Water system work scheduled for Area D

Work scheduled from April 6-13

The SRD will be doing work on the water system in Area D in April. SRD photo
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

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
The Grade 6/7 class at Ecole Phoenix Middle School decided to take action and help improve drinking water supply in South Sudan after they read the novel A Long Walk to Water. SD72 photo

Lesson on access to clean water moves Campbell River students to take action

A recent novel study has prompted a class of grade 6/7 students…

  • Mar 9, 2021
The Grade 6/7 class at Ecole Phoenix Middle School decided to take action and help improve drinking water supply in South Sudan after they read the novel A Long Walk to Water. SD72 photo
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)

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

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

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”