Drinking water

The Blue Creek restoration in British Columbia is shown in this undated handout photo. Spotty research and inconsistent monitoring has made it impossible to evaluate the health of most Canadian watersheds, a new study has found. “It’s still largely unknown,” said Elizabeth Hendricks of the World Wildlife Fund, which has just released its second evaluation of the condition of Canada’s freshwater environments. (WWF Canada, Eden Toth)

Data gaps prevent assessment of most Canadian watersheds: WWF report

There’s enough known about 67 of Canada’s 167 watersheds to assess how well they’re standing up

 

Image: The Canadian Press

Nestle Canada selling bottled water business to local family-owned company

The Pure Life bottled water business is being sold to Ice River Springs

 

(Black Press file photo).

CVRD testing Shawnigan water after complaints of metallic taste, odour

“This type of problem has come up a number of times in summers in the past”

 

Bulk water filling station opens at Otter Point

Bulk water filling station opens at Otter Point

New facility will have ‘positive impact’ in the area, says CRD director

Bulk water filling station opens at Otter Point
Rainwater capture systems pose their own health hazards. (Black Press Media)

No easy answers for water

Rainwater capture and other bandaid solutions are not the solution

Rainwater capture systems pose their own health hazards. (Black Press Media)
Hundreds of students marched at the BC Legislature for the WE Walk for Water campaign (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Hundreds of Victoria students march for water accessibility

The second We Walk for Water campaign took place at the B.C. Legislature

Hundreds of students marched at the BC Legislature for the WE Walk for Water campaign (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
A water main break affected homes in Brentwood Bay and the Tsartlip First Nation yesterday. (Pexels)

UPDATED: Water main break in Brentwood Bay area now repaired

A water main break had affected homes in Brentwood Bay and the Tsartlip First Nation

A water main break affected homes in Brentwood Bay and the Tsartlip First Nation yesterday. (Pexels)
Aqualiers, a.k.a water experts Rick Warner, left, Robert Haller and Jon Eaton taste drinking water samples from communities around the province during the B.C. Water and Waste Association’s annual conference in Victoria. Zeballos won the Best of the Best tap water taste test against nine other communities, including the Capital Regional District. Photo contributed

Greater Victoria water among the Best of the Best in B.C.

Island community Zeballos earns the nod for best ‘tasting’ tap water

  • May 30, 2017
Aqualiers, a.k.a water experts Rick Warner, left, Robert Haller and Jon Eaton taste drinking water samples from communities around the province during the B.C. Water and Waste Association’s annual conference in Victoria. Zeballos won the Best of the Best tap water taste test against nine other communities, including the Capital Regional District. Photo contributed