Decommissioning Wells – Is it Really Necessary?

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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 […]

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

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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.  […]

Spring Cleaning Sale!

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Posted: March 31, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: cleaning, spring, tapes, water level meters

To celebrate the arrival of spring, we are holding a “Spring Cleaning Sale” through April 30, 2017, offering discounts on many of our most popular products in select tape lengths.  With our extensive range of water level meters we are sure to have a product that will meet your reporting requirements while remaining within your […]

It’s Maple Syrup Season

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Posted: March 29, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: canada, kids, maple, sap, syrup

If you ask anyone around the world what they know about Canada, the one answer you are sure to get is Maple Syrup.  It is our most famous export and a symbol of our heritage.  Canada exported 380 million dollars’ worth of maple syrup in 2014.  Even our flag is a maple leaf! Maple syrup […]

Coke Bottle Light

Posted: March 24, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: coke, earth hour, lights, soda

This Earth hour we are being asked to switch off any lights or electronic devices for 1 hour. We know for many this seems an extreme hardship but do you realize that in many parts of the world even something as mundane as electricity, which we all take for granted, is not only uncommon but […]

World Water Day – 2017

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Posted: March 22, 2017
Category: Heron News Newsletters
Tags: 2017, environment, nature, water, world water day

This year the focus of the World Water Day is the symbiosis between water and wastewater.  It will grant an opportunity to illustrate how waste water is a valuable resource and how its safe management can be an investment that will benefit humans and ecosystems. Wastewater is used water.  It is divided into 3 major […]

St. Patrick’s Day – March 17, 2017

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Posted: March 17, 2017
Category: Newsletters
Tags: st patrick's day

St Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland. Not a native son, at age 16 he was brought to Ireland as a slave, from either Scotland or Wales, and employed as a shepherd.  Upon his escape he had a vision and began spreading the word of Christianity throughout Ireland until his death on March 17, 461.  […]

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