Water

A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)

Man’s body recovered from Nanaimo lake after apparent drowning

Victim went for a swim Sunday, searchers found body Monday

 

Gerry Larson took photos of his lawn Aug. 29 (below) and Sept. 20 last year to show that dormant grass returns to lush green. (Special to Langley Advance Times)

LETTER: Langley resident encourages ‘brown’ lawns during summer heat

Murrayvill resident said drought issues around the globe will have local impacts

  • May 12, 2022

 

Runners explode of the finish line at the 2016 Run For Water event. This year’s race is set for May 29. (File photo)

Abbotsford’s Run For Water returns to traditional format for 15th edition

Local fundraising event set for May 29 at Mill Lake Park, first group run since 2019

 

Township crews will be in various neighbourhoods of Langley in the coming weeks to flush the water systems. (Langley Advance Times files)

Spring brings water flushing throughout the Township

Murrayville, Yorkson, Willoughby, and other neighbourhoods can expect to see work crews soon

Township crews will be in various neighbourhoods of Langley in the coming weeks to flush the water systems. (Langley Advance Times files)
Angela Wonitowy and Darlene Sherwin were among the handful of volunteers who recently came out to help rid Creekside Park of ivy. (Special to Black Press Media)

Bidding adieu to ivy in Creekside Park

A small team of volunteers perform an extensive weed pull in and Aldergrove park, more people needed

Angela Wonitowy and Darlene Sherwin were among the handful of volunteers who recently came out to help rid Creekside Park of ivy. (Special to Black Press Media)
Members of the Iqaluit Fire Department assist with flushing the city’s water pipes in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Engineers say the source of fuel in Iqaluit’s water likely comes from an underground fuel tank built in 1962. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dustin Patar
Members of the Iqaluit Fire Department assist with flushing the city’s water pipes in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 2021. Engineers say the source of fuel in Iqaluit’s water likely comes from an underground fuel tank built in 1962. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dustin Patar
Residents line up to fill containers with potable water in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The City of Iqaluit says an old underground spill is likely responsible for fuel that is contaminating the city’s tap water. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

Underground fuel spill found next to Iqaluit’s water treatment plant

No timeline for when the city’s residents will be able to drink Iqaluit’s tap water again

Residents line up to fill containers with potable water in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The City of Iqaluit says an old underground spill is likely responsible for fuel that is contaminating the city’s tap water. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter
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
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)
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

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

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, holds a press conference in Ottawa on Wednesday, June 23, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick
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)