Decommissioning Wells – Is it Really Necessary?

decommissioned well
Posted: April 27, 2017
Category: Newsletters Well Development
Tags: abandoned, decommissioning, monitoring, pumping, water, well

When groundwater wells, both pumping and monitoring, are no longer being used, nor slated for future use, they are considered abandoned.  These abandoned wells pose a potential threat to the groundwater quality as well as local children and wildlife if not decommissioned properly. If there is an abandoned well on property you own, no matter […]

Why Fishing Regulations?

Posted: April 24, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: fish, fishing, regulations, water

Canada contains about 25% of the world’s fresh water and provides a home for 230 species of fish in our streams, rivers and lakes.  Managing recreational freshwater fisheries is a task that falls within the jurisdiction of the provincial governments, with the exception of salmon in British Columbia, so the fishing regulations may be different […]

Global Environmental and Climate Literacy

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Posted: April 22, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: activities, children, earth day, earthplay, kids, outdoors

Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970 when Senator Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin asked Americans to join in a grassroots demonstration to support environmental issues and in 1990 it became a global event.  Earth Day is currently the largest secular observance in the world, celebrated by over a billion people in 192 countries. This year […]

Urban Stormwater Management

fort worth water gardens
Posted: April 12, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: fountains, management, stormwater, urban, water

Climate change and urban sprawl are putting increasing demands on municipal budgets and infrastructure when it comes to stormwater management.  Under natural conditions, stormwater is intercepted by vegetation and absorbed into the ground, when an area is urbanized, this vegetation disappears. Climate change is causing an increase in the number of violent storms we are […]

World Health Day 2017

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Posted: April 7, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: depression, world health day

The theme of the World Health Day 2017 campaign is depression. Depression is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide.  World Health Organization estimates that more than 300 million people are now living with depression. No one is immune from depression.  It effects people of all ages, nationalities, ethnicities and social standing; however, […]

Hamilton Ontario – The Waterfall Capital of the World

great falls
Posted: April 6, 2017
Category: Newsletters Water
Tags: canada, hamilton, ontario, water, waterfall capital of the world, waterfalls

With the Niagara Escarpment running through the entire length of Hamilton, the city can lay claim to over 100 waterfalls and cascades within its boundaries, 145 having been found as of 2014.  www.cityofwaterfalls.ca Hamilton has no rivers so the size of her waterfalls cannot compare with Niagara Falls, located a mere 45 minute drive away.  […]

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