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)

Michigan plans to charge ex-governor in Flint lead-contaminated water scandal

Flint water scandal devastated the majority Black city with lead-contaminated water

 

Central Saanich police responded to reports of a drowning in Brentwood Bay on the morning of Jan. 8. The investigation has been taken over by the B.C. Coroners Service. (Google Maps)

One person dead after drowning near Brentwood Bay Ferry Terminal

B.C. Coroners Service investigating, Central Saanich police say incident not suspicious

 

The Capital Regional District and Island Health advised against swimming in or drinking water from Elk and Beaver Lake Regional Park after a toxic blue-green algae bloom was reported on Dec. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)

CRD warns of toxic algae bloom at Elk/Beaver Lake

Blue-green algae can be lethal to dogs, cause health issues for humans

The Capital Regional District and Island Health advised against swimming in or drinking water from Elk and Beaver Lake Regional Park after a toxic blue-green algae bloom was reported on Dec. 5. (Black Press Media file photo)
The Barkley Sentinel, a 73-foot Ocean Class Oil Spill Response Vessel, motors past Centennial Pier in the Alberni Harbour on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. It will be one of several vessels moored at the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation’s base in Port Alberni, B.C. (PHOTO COURTESY PA PORT AUTHORITY)

Alberni spill response base to conduct exercise at fuel dock Oct. 15

Fuel dock will remain open for business during West Coast Marine Response Corporation’s drill

The Barkley Sentinel, a 73-foot Ocean Class Oil Spill Response Vessel, motors past Centennial Pier in the Alberni Harbour on Tuesday, July 7, 2020. It will be one of several vessels moored at the Western Canada Marine Response Corporation’s base in Port Alberni, B.C. (PHOTO COURTESY PA PORT AUTHORITY)
A windsurfer enjoys Quamichan Lake. (Cheryl Trudell file photo)

Devices installed to discourage deadly blue-green algae in Vancouver Island lake

Concerns raised during 2016 Quamichan Lake algae bloom that killed several dogs

  • Oct 8, 2020
A windsurfer enjoys Quamichan Lake. (Cheryl Trudell file photo)
Stage 4 watering restrictions in Whiskey Creek continue to be enforced. (PQB News file photo)

High turbidity in water supply remains an issue in Whiskey Creek

Regional District of Nanaimo trucking in water as required

Stage 4 watering restrictions in Whiskey Creek continue to be enforced. (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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Water restrictions in Tofino as town’s busiest months are also its driest

Water restrictions in Tofino as town’s busiest months are also its driest

Even rainforests can run out of water if carelessness sinks in

Water restrictions in Tofino as town’s busiest months are also its driest
The pumps at the weir on Cowichan Lake won’t have to be used this year due to the wetter than usual conditions. (File photo)

Pumps not needed to keep Cowichan River running this year

Wet year so far has resulted in higher water levels

The pumps at the weir on Cowichan Lake won’t have to be used this year due to the wetter than usual conditions. (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
The fields across from Russell Farm Market & Garden Centre. The weather has been perfect for growing an abundance of crops, with a mix of sun and cloud throughout the past month. (Photo by Don Bodger)

EDITORIAL: Weather playing guessing games

Remember those near zero precipitation totals of July 2017 and ‘18?

The fields across from Russell Farm Market & Garden Centre. The weather has been perfect for growing an abundance of crops, with a mix of sun and cloud throughout the past month. (Photo by Don Bodger)
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 water filter that was taken out shows the water in Sandpiper community. (Submitted photo)

Reddish-brown tap water raising concerns near Qualicum

French Creek campaign urges Regional District of Nanaimo to make Sandpiper system a priority

A water filter that was taken out shows the water in Sandpiper community. (Submitted photo)
A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)

Work begins on new weir for Cowichan Lake

A contract has been awarded to Stantec Engineering Services to do designs, engineering and studies

A contract has been awarded to begin design and engineering work for a new weir at Cowichan Lake. (Citizen file)
Editorial: It’s never too early to think about water conservation

Editorial: It’s never too early to think about water conservation

The weir at Cowichan Lake resuming operations early this year should be a warning

  • Apr 6, 2020
Editorial: It’s never too early to think about water conservation
Water had to pumped over the weir at Cowichan lake for the first time last year due drought conditions. (File photo)

Weir in Cowichan Lake begins operations early this year

Water shortages feared again in 2020

Water had to pumped over the weir at Cowichan lake for the first time last year due drought conditions. (File photo)
Residents are hoping boil water advisories will become a thing of the past once the new water treatment plant is up and running. (Gazette file)
Residents are hoping boil water advisories will become a thing of the past once the new water treatment plant is up and running. (Gazette file)
Julio Godoy shows just a portion of the legal papers he’s filed in his fight to get access to a reliable water supply at his Seed Tree Road home. Water is a major concern for many Sooke Region residents. (Tim Collins - Black Press Media)

Life complicated when water not secure

Water issues have real-life impacts in Sooke Region

Julio Godoy shows just a portion of the legal papers he’s filed in his fight to get access to a reliable water supply at his Seed Tree Road home. Water is a major concern for many Sooke Region residents. (Tim Collins - Black Press Media)
Regional Director, Mike Hicks, at Kemp Lake. (Tim Collins- Sooke News Mirror)

Water is a complicated issue in the District of Sooke

A hodge podge of systems still exist and some people have to haul in water

Regional Director, Mike Hicks, at Kemp Lake. (Tim Collins- Sooke News Mirror)