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Canada Water Week 2014 has a new face and a new theme: Watersheds 101!

BY: Megan Nesseth, communications officer, Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation Over the last few years, Canada Water Week’s partners: Living Lakes Canada, the Canadian Freshwater Alliance, WWF-Canada and the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, have watched it progress from a handful of small events to a truly national movement with representation in every corner of […]

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Guest Blog by Raegan Mallinson: High Water Warnings

As the cleanup of the Southern Alberta flooding continues, memories of the event for Alberta and the rest of the world are captured in a multitude of jaw-dropping, heart-wrenching videos and pictures across the Internet. Last month’s events were a reminder of the fragility and impermanence of humankind’s material creations in the wrath of Mother […]

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Guest Blog by Raegan Mallinson: A New Home

Sitting on my new back deck, listening to the humming of nearby Cottonwood Creek and a light breeze of the early hot spring night has instilled in me a feeling of deep peace and relaxation. Having spent childhood summers on Kootenay Lake, the area has become engrained as a place to call home. The steep, […]

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Guest Blog by Kat Hartwig: A Special Place

There is a small lake, a spring fed pond actually, in the woods about a ten minute walk from my place. I walk there with the dogs and sometimes, when I win at persuasion, my head-strong daughters come too. If you take the path I usually follow, you walk along old skid trails through a […]

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Guest Blog Ryland Nelson: This Canada Water Week the Elk River Needs Some Love

The Elk River in British Columbia’s Southern Rockies runs through one of the most important wildlife corridors in North America, connecting Waterton-Glacier and Banff National Parks, which are also World Heritage sites and UNESCO Biosphere reserves. For over 100 years mining has been king in this valley. Production began with small underground extraction projects, and […]

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My water body love

By Carolyn DuBois, Water Program Officer, Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation As a founding partner, Canada Water Week is a special time of year for the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation. Like many of you, we feel passionate about Canada’s almost 3 million lakes and rivers all year round, but the third week in March […]

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I love the headwaters of the Columbia River

Two weeks ago I found myself standing on a bridge overlooking the Clark Fork River. I was, what felt like, really far from home. I’d travelled 600 km and crossed one international border. In retrospect I was really only in Montana, the mountainous state to the south. But I’d followed the direction of the headwaters, […]

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Guest Blog by Ryan van der Marel: I grew up in Ontario

I spent my childhood summers at the lake where, kissed by the summer sun, my siblings and I had no worries or cares until those cool September mornings beckoned us back into the classroom. Like typical second-generation Canadians, my family enjoyed the fortune of owning a cottage in Ontario where we spent much of our […]

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White Water, Black Gold: Award winning documentary continues to provoke thoughtful discussion

Reprinted with permission from WWF-Canada at http://blog.wwf.ca/blog/2013/03/20/award-winning-documentary-continues-to-provoke-thoughtful-discussion/ As part of this year’s nation-wide, week-long celebration of water – Canada Water Week, here are some questions for getting the most out of your White Water, Black Gold documentary viewing experience. David Lavallee’s film, White Water, Black Gold, has received a myriad of distinctions, including the John […]

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Take your water personally

originally posted at: http://blog.wwf.ca/blog/2013/03/13/take-your-water-personally/ Many of us have intimate, often emotional, experiences with water. The Freshwater Alliance helps turn that personal passion into collective action. Every year, around the time of Canada Water Week, I am reminded of the diversity of water hero’s that are working to engage residents across Canada on the importance of […]

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