Water

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 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 Quartz Creek watershed is located in the area behind the small community of Ymir south of Nelson. Photo: Tyler Harper

Timber companies swap management of controversial Ymir watershed

Fruitvale’s ATCO Wood Products is now overseeing Quartz Creek

 

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)
In October the board approved an extension to its moratorium on adding new water systems to its portfolio, at least until the end of February. File photo

RDCK extends moratorium on water system takeovers

People hoping to have the RDCK take over their water systems will have to wait a little longer

In October the board approved an extension to its moratorium on adding new water systems to its portfolio, at least until the end of February. File photo
The change essentially means the RDCK staff will bill each system by the hour for work done on that system. It’s part of the regional district’s long-term goal of making water system users cover the actual costs of maintaining their system. File photo

Some water users face cost increases as RDCK changes billing formula

The district wants water system users to cover the actual costs of maintaining their system

The change essentially means the RDCK staff will bill each system by the hour for work done on that system. It’s part of the regional district’s long-term goal of making water system users cover the actual costs of maintaining their system. File photo
Seven Deers carved Shinning Raven Woman out of Labradorite harvested from the Canadian Shield. Photo: Laurie Tritschler

Sculpture by Indigenous artist to be erected in Grand Forks

Civic leaders have rallied behind the project by Grand Forks’ David Seven Deers

Seven Deers carved Shinning Raven Woman out of Labradorite harvested from the Canadian Shield. Photo: Laurie Tritschler
A volunteer diver takes a breath during an underwater clean up of Kootenay Lake in Nelson on Oct. 17. Photo: Mike Sagal

Volunteer divers clean up Nelson shore

A team hauled trash out from Kootenay Lake

A volunteer diver takes a breath during an underwater clean up of Kootenay Lake in Nelson on Oct. 17. Photo: Mike Sagal
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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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Water restrictions are now in effect for Nelson residents. Black Press file photo

First water restrictions of summer take effect in Nelson

The Level 1 restrictions apply to watering private property

Water restrictions are now in effect for Nelson residents. Black Press file photo
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
Residents using the Riondel Water System asked to conserve

Residents using the Riondel Water System asked to conserve

Riondel water users to only water their lawns between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Residents using the Riondel Water System asked to conserve
Kaslo’s Kemp Creek water system has been temporarily repaired after the May 31-June 1 storm that washed out the road to the intake and damaged much of the infrastructure. Photo: Village of Kaslo

Village of Kaslo considers water supply alternatives

Kaslo’s water system was damaged by last month’s floods

  • Jun 26, 2020
Kaslo’s Kemp Creek water system has been temporarily repaired after the May 31-June 1 storm that washed out the road to the intake and damaged much of the infrastructure. Photo: Village of Kaslo
The RDCK’s head office in Nelson will reopen to the public on Monday. File photo

RDCK announces annual water conservation measures

Certain types of watering can only be done in the evening

The RDCK’s head office in Nelson will reopen to the public on Monday. File photo
View of the Columbia River from the City of Trail Esplanade. (Trail Times file)

Columbia River Treaty talks returned to Washington, D.C. last week

Next round of Columbia River Treaty negotiation meetings are TBA

View of the Columbia River from the City of Trail Esplanade. (Trail Times file)