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

 

The City of Nanaimo is moving to Stage 3 water restrictions, asking residents to voluntarily conserve water where possible. (File photo)

Editorial: Drought stresses need for water conservation

City of Nanaimo moves to Stage 3 water restrictions, asks residents to be water smart

 

Regional District of Nanaimo is instituting Stage 3 watering restrictions for a majority of its water service area customers. Under Stage 3, residents are asked, voluntarily, to reduce water consumption. (News Bulletin file)

Regional District of Nanaimo asks residents to voluntarily reduce their water use

Voluntary Stage 3 restrictions take immediate effect and are in place until further notice

Regional District of Nanaimo is instituting Stage 3 watering restrictions for a majority of its water service area customers. Under Stage 3, residents are asked, voluntarily, to reduce water consumption. (News Bulletin file)
Samples from Westwood Lake will be taken by the City of Nanaimo for testing for fecal coliform levels. (News Bulletin file)

City of Nanaimo to test water quality of swim spots with summer approaching

Long, Brannen and Westwood lakes to be tested for fecal coliform, city says

Samples from Westwood Lake will be taken by the City of Nanaimo for testing for fecal coliform levels. (News Bulletin file)
The Long Lake Paddling and Rowing Centre and Long Lake Park upgrades project is a step closer to getting started after Nanaimo city council added it to the city’s 2022-2026 draft financial plan during a council meeting Monday, June 7. (Iredale Architecture image)

Nanaimo city council vote brings new paddling and rowing centre closer to reality

Long Lake Paddling and Rowing Centre added to 2022-2026 Nanaimo financial plan

The Long Lake Paddling and Rowing Centre and Long Lake Park upgrades project is a step closer to getting started after Nanaimo city council added it to the city’s 2022-2026 draft financial plan during a council meeting Monday, June 7. (Iredale Architecture image)
RDN directors supported staffs recommendation to incorporate behaviour change principles and tools into the existing Regional District of Nanaimo Team WaterSmart outreach program. (Stock photo)

Consultant recommends ways to motivate RDN residents to conserve water

Behaviour change principles added to regional district’s Team WaterSmart outreach progam

RDN directors supported staffs recommendation to incorporate behaviour change principles and tools into the existing Regional District of Nanaimo Team WaterSmart outreach program. (Stock photo)
Water starts flowing for the summer season at Nanaimo’s four water parks Saturday, May 22. (News Bulletin file photo)

City will turn on taps at Nanaimo water parks over May long weekend

Water starts flowing Saturday, May 22, in Nanaimo’s four water parks

Water starts flowing for the summer season at Nanaimo’s four water parks Saturday, May 22. (News Bulletin file photo)
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

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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
Jump Creek reservoir. (News Bulletin file)

Nanaimo’s water supply in good shape as Stage 2 watering restrictions take effect

Snowpack at Jump Creek station at about 300 centimetres, or above average, says City of Nanaimo

Jump Creek reservoir. (News Bulletin file)
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)
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)
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
City aquatics staff will be out at parks and beaches promoting water safety to this summer. The city also loans personal flotation devices to swimmers at Westwood Lake. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo creates water safety education team for city’s beaches

City aquatics staff will spread safety messaging, do demonstrations and loan out life-jackets

City aquatics staff will be out at parks and beaches promoting water safety to this summer. The city also loans personal flotation devices to swimmers at Westwood Lake. (News Bulletin file photo)
The Regional District of Nanaimo is updating its water conservation plan. (File photo)

Regional District of Nanaimo updating water conservation plans

Region setting water conservation targets for Nanoose Bay and other water service areas

The Regional District of Nanaimo is updating its water conservation plan. (File photo)
The public is asked to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when visiting Nanaimo’s water parks this summer. All water parks across the city opened Thursday for the summer season. (News Bulletin file photo)

Nanaimo’s water parks open today

Water parks across the city open for the summer; users asked to follow COVID-19 precautions

The public is asked to follow guidelines to prevent the spread of COVID-19 when visiting Nanaimo’s water parks this summer. All water parks across the city opened Thursday for the summer season. (News Bulletin 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)
Nanoose Library petitions the Regional District of Nanaimo to be connected to the community water supply. (Michael Briones photo)

Nanoose Library wants to be part of community water supply

RDN to amend bylaws to make request possible

Nanoose Library petitions the Regional District of Nanaimo to be connected to the community water supply. (Michael Briones photo)