Water

Leslie Ngo started going around her neighbourhood with a watering can in June to provide plants with a drink and help them survive the recent heatwave. (Leslie Ngo/Special to the Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Food for thought on watering street plants from a Langley letter writer

Willoughby resident took a watering can around the neighbourhood to help plants survive heatwave

  • Sep 4, 2021

 

Much of southern B.C. remains under drought conditions (B.C. Drought Map/B.C. Drought Information Portal)

B.C. urged to conserve water as drought conditions persist through summer’s end

Recent rains have alleviated drought conditions in some parts of B.C., but severe drought remains

 

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 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

  • May 1, 2021
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
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)
A new supply of potable water is now available in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area with the commissioning of a bulk water filling station at the water line on Otter Point Road. (File - Sooke News Mirror)

LETTER: Langley man shares water worries with previous letter writer

Natural areas that used to trap and filter water have been overdeveloped

  • Feb 8, 2021
A new supply of potable water is now available in the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area with the commissioning of a bulk water filling station at the water line on Otter Point Road. (File - Sooke News Mirror)
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LETTER: Can water supply in Langley and region keep up with development?

A North Langley woman is concerned that planning is not keeping up with development

  • Feb 3, 2021
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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)
A fire has engulfed the pier in New Westminster on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Jonathan Cote)

UPDATE: Major crime unit investigating fire that destroyed old pier in New Westminster

Firefighters from New West and Vancouver are still battling a blaze along the Fraser River

A fire has engulfed the pier in New Westminster on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (Jonathan Cote)
Arsenic concerns shut down historic Murrayville Pumphouse

Arsenic concerns shut down historic Murrayville Pumphouse

Water will be diverted from a publicly-accessible trough

Arsenic concerns shut down historic Murrayville Pumphouse
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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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Due to COVID-19, inspiration and ideas about how to be WaterWise will be shared a little differently, as information is delivered digitally in Langley. Among other things, lawn signs can be ordered by email. (Township of Langley)
Due to COVID-19, inspiration and ideas about how to be WaterWise will be shared a little differently, as information is delivered digitally in Langley. Among other things, lawn signs can be ordered by email. (Township of Langley)
Gardens, shrubs, trees, and flowerbeds can be watered by hand any day, any time, but lawn watering in the Township of Langley and throughout Metro Vancouver is limited to specific days and times to prevent potential shortages of vital water resources. (Photo courtesy Township of Langley)
Gardens, shrubs, trees, and flowerbeds can be watered by hand any day, any time, but lawn watering in the Township of Langley and throughout Metro Vancouver is limited to specific days and times to prevent potential shortages of vital water resources. (Photo courtesy Township of Langley)
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
Fears wells may run dry as Langley aquifer drops

Fears wells may run dry as Langley aquifer drops

Residents over the Hopington aquifer are worried about recent declines

Fears wells may run dry as Langley aquifer drops
A new Jericho Water Reservoir is under construction in Willoughby, part of the Metro Vancouver water system in Langley Township. An audit of Langley’s water management was recently released. (Langley Advance Times files)

Water audit suggests changes for Langley Township

The provincial review suggests everything from whistleblower rules to conservation changes

A new Jericho Water Reservoir is under construction in Willoughby, part of the Metro Vancouver water system in Langley Township. An audit of Langley’s water management was recently released. (Langley Advance Times files)