Water

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

 

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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

 

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

 

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)