Water

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick

Federal government reaches nearly $8B deal with First Nations on drinking water suit

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau promised in 2015 to lift all drinking water advisories by this March

 

The weir at Cowichan Lake will be used to reduce the flow of water from Cowichan Lake into the Cowichan River due to drought conditions. (Citizen file)

Catalyst reducing water flow into Cowichan River due to drought

Catalyst confirms cubic metres per second going down to 5.5 by Friday

 

Curtailing lawn watering is advised under the RDN’s Stage 3 water restrictions. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo imposes Stage 3 water restrictions

Residents are requested to reduce non-essential outdoor water use

 

The Parksville water tower will be moved approximately 160 metres east to its new location in the coming summer months of 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Parksville’s water tower won’t have to go far to settle into new home

Structure will be moved approximately 160 metres east during the summer

The Parksville water tower will be moved approximately 160 metres east to its new location in the coming summer months of 2021. (PQB News file photo)
‘Clay banks’ located along the Englishman River. (Submitted photo)

City of Parksville receives questions about Englishman River’s ‘clay banks’

Release by Englishman River Water Service aims to provide answers

‘Clay banks’ located along the Englishman River. (Submitted photo)
The Arrowsmith Water Service and Englishman River Water Service logo. (PQB News file photo)

Arrowsmith Water Service and Englishman River Water Service set June meetings

Questions and comments from public to be submitted by email

The Arrowsmith Water Service and Englishman River Water Service logo. (PQB News file photo)
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Consultants hired to find ways to motivate RDN residents to take action to save water

Behaviour change principles added to WaterSmart Outreach Progam

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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
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Parksville announces Stage 2 outdoor watering restrictions beginning May 1

Goal is to maintain adequate water supply throughout the summer

(File photo)
The Conservation Officers Service is warning aquarium users after invasive and potentially destructive mussels were found in moss balls from a pet store. (BC Conservation Officers Service/Facebook)

Conservation inspects more than 600 B.C. stores for invasive mussels

Since found to be sold in Washington, two B.C. residents find invasive mussels within product

The Conservation Officers Service is warning aquarium users after invasive and potentially destructive mussels were found in moss balls from a pet store. (BC Conservation Officers Service/Facebook)
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Parksville city council approves spending $235,000 for ERWS water treatment plant

$87K expected as reimbursement via ERWS Joint Ventures Agreement

(PQB News file photo)
FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Former Gov. Snyder, Nick Lyon, former director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)

Michigan plans to charge ex-governor in Flint lead-contaminated water scandal

Flint water scandal devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2018, file photo, former Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder delivers his State of the State address at the state Capitol in Lansing, Mich. Former Gov. Snyder, Nick Lyon, former director of the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, and other ex-officials have been told they’re being charged after a new investigation of the Flint water scandal, which devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water and was blamed for a deadly outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in 2014-15, The Associated Press has learned. (AP Photo/Al Goldis, File)
Arrowsmith Groundwater Alliance wants Town of Qualicum Beach to become a blue community. (PQB file photo)

Group urges Qualicum Beach council to designate town as a ‘blue community’

Alliance says initiative has support of residents, businesses

Arrowsmith Groundwater Alliance wants Town of Qualicum Beach to become a blue community. (PQB file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program has been honoured with an innovation award. (PQB News file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo’s Drinking Water and Watershed Protection Program has been honoured with an innovation award. (PQB News file photo)
Stage 4 watering restrictions in Whiskey Creek continue to be enforced. (PQB News file photo)

High turbidity in water supply remains an issue in Whiskey Creek

Regional District of Nanaimo trucking in water as required

Stage 4 watering restrictions in Whiskey Creek continue to be enforced. (PQB News file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo plans to increase water rates by two per cent in 2021. (PQB News file photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo plans 2 per cent hike in water rates

Increase will help pay for maintenance and uprades to water systems

The Regional District of Nanaimo plans to increase water rates by two per cent in 2021. (PQB News file photo)
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B.C. paramedics urge caution as summer drowning incidents on the rise in 2020

On average, 67 per cent of B.C.’s water-related deaths occur during June, July and August

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Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror

With 18 drowning deaths in B.C this year, advocates urge caution during summer

The age group with the highest risk of drowning are young adults, mostly males between 20-34 according to Lifesaving Society

Residents enjoy water activities at Saratoga beach near Campbell River. Lifesaving Society, a non-profit that aims to reduce water-related deaths urges citizens to be cautious and mindful of safety measures. Photo by Binny Paul/Campbell River Mirror
The Regional District of Nanaimo is updating its water conservation plan. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo to update water conservation plans

Variety of PQB communities included in service areas

The Regional District of Nanaimo is updating its water conservation plan. (File photo)
A Sandpiper resident sent a photo of the brown water coming out of their faucet. (Submitted photo)

Petition underway to get RDN to improve Sandpiper water quality

Campaign urges regional district to make issue a priority

A Sandpiper resident sent a photo of the brown water coming out of their faucet. (Submitted photo)