Category Archives: Water

Tugboat owners ordered to pay largest single spill fine under Fisheries Act

On October 13, 2016, the tug boat Nathan E. Stewart ran aground at Edge Reef near Bella Bella, British Columbia, resulting in the release of approximately 107,552 litres (28,412 gallons) of diesel fuel and 2,240 litres (591 gallons) of lubricants. Both substances are deleterious to fish and … Continue reading

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Husky Oil fined $2.7 million for oil pipeline spill into the North Saskatchewan River

The Energy East Pipeline approval application to the National Energy Board faced considerable opposition from numerous intervenors not least Indigenous communities, many of whom where concerned about the potential impact of an oil pipeline spill into the rivers and lakes  … Continue reading

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Canada to ban harmful single-use plastics and hold companies responsible for plastic waste

As part of a series of measures to reduce Canada’s plastic waste, Prime Minster Justin Trudeau announced yesterday that Canada will: ban harmful single-use plastics (such as plastic bags, straws, cutlery, plates, and stir sticks) ensure that companies that manufacture … Continue reading

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Ontario Government releases its Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan

The Ford government has released its new environment plan “Preserving and Protecting Our Environment: A Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan”. The plan has been placed for public comment on Ontario’s Environment Registry until January 28, 2019. To access the posting please click … Continue reading

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Rising ocean temperatures in Antarctica are driven by man-made GHG emissions and ozone depletion, study finds

The temperature of ocean waters around Antarctica is rising, according to new research conducted by a team of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) scientists and a colleague from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, in the United States. Their findings, … Continue reading

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Ontario Consulting on Greenbelt Expansion to Protect Important Water Resources

Ontario is launching a public consultation on expanding the province’s Greenbelt which it says is needed in order protect important water resources in the Greater Golden Horseshoe. The province is considering expanding the Greenbelt to include areas in the outer ring of … Continue reading

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Ontario Implements Proposal To Hike Fees to Water Bottlers To Protect Water Resources

In January we reported that Ontario was proposing a big increase in fees for permits to take ground water for bottled water: Ontario Proposes Big Fee Increase for Water Bottlers The new rules, which are intended to help protect water resources … Continue reading

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Toronto-based mining company ordered to pay penalty for Fisheries Act violation near Baker Lake, Nunavut

Environment and Climate Change Canada reports that, on May 1, 2017, Agnico Eagle Mines Limited pleaded guilty, in the Nunavut Court of Justice, to one offence under the Fisheries Act. The court ordered the company to pay a total penalty of … Continue reading

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Ontario Proposes Big Fee Increase for Water Bottlers

As part of Ontario’s plan to protect water resources, the province is proposing a new fee for water bottling companies that take groundwater. Currently, water bottlers are charged $3.71 for every million litres of groundwater they take. Ontario is proposing … Continue reading

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Canadian Provinces score C- in flood disaster mitigation report

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In a new report on flood damage limitation, the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo has found that all 10 Canadian provinces and Yukon are less prepared for floods than they could be. The report, Climate Change and … Continue reading

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