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Victoria no longer flushes raw sewage into ocean after area opens treatment plant

VICTORIA — The Greater Victoria area no longer uses surrounding ocean waters to flush away raw effluent now that a $775million sewage plant has started treating the equivalent of 43 Olympic-sized pools of waste daily. The opening of the system was recently celebrated...

Hamilton City says it will dredge Chedoke Creek following ministry order

Hamilton is also facing provincial charges in connection with the leak Dan Taekema · CBC News · Posted: Dec 17, 2020 1:40 PM ET | Last Updated: December 17 The leak released an estimated 24 billion litres of sewage and storm water into Chedoke Creek over more than...

The First Nations Water Crisis Won’t End When Drinking Water Advisories Do

    They are more of a policy performance measure than a true indicator of water security and well-being. Corinna Dally-Starna, PhD Student, School of Environmental Studies, Queen's University - The Conversation Canada - Feature Photo by CARLOS OSORIO/THE...

$775-million solution: Victoria’s raw sewage is no longer flowing into BC waters

    Kenneth Chan Dec 17 2020, 5:00 pm - McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Plant. (Capital Regional District) The waters in and around the South Coast of British Columbia and northern Washington State will be cleaner moving forward, now that a...

Council hopes to sustain buzz over Timmins’ Bee City status

    Thomas Perry Publishing date: Dec 16, 2020 City Hall was a hive of activity during the Dec. 8 council meeting, with Christina Beaton on hand to provide an update on Timmins’ status as a “Bee City.” Beaton, the...

City facing provincial charges over Chedoke Creek sewage and stormwater leak

    Hamilton 24 billion litres leaked into the creek over 4 years. The city noticed and stopped it in 2018 Samantha Craggs, Dan Taekema · CBC News · Posted: Dec 09, 2020 11:19 AM ET | Last Updated: December 9 The city says 24 billion litres of sewage and...
Home town researcher gives back to the Porcupine Watershed

Home town researcher gives back to the Porcupine Watershed

My name is Carlie Stransky Ogilvie and I grew up in Timmins, Ontario where my passion for the environment blossomed. I started my career by pursuing a Bachelor of Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo where I graduated with honours. This program allowed...

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