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Warm Fuzzies for World Water Day

By Kerry Freek On World Water Day, here are a few of the cool efforts going on to raise awareness (and funds) for water issues and projects across the globe. Picture this From March 19 through March 30, Xylem Watermark will share a $1 donation between international non-profit Water For People and non-profit partner Mercy […]

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Canada Water Week – in my home and across the country!

As with any good renovation, my WaterSense bathroom make-over is running a little behind schedule. We are actually doing two bathroom make-overs one in the half-bath on our main floor and the 2nd in our main bathroom. Let’s just say, one is on hold and the 2nd is in that middle state between total demolition […]

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An award winning documentary makes you think

David Lavallee’s film, White Water, Black Gold, has been chosen as an official selection for a number of festivals, including the Projecting Change Film Festival, it received the John Muir Award at the Yosemite Film Festival, and most recently, was chosen as Best Canadian Film at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival. I remember when I […]

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First Nations Water Symposium – Interviews

By Kerry Freek Water Canada spoke with Ontario Regional Chief Angus Toulouse at this week’s First Nations Water Symposium in Niagara Falls. Here, he provides remarks on Bill S-8, the proposed Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act. The bill is currently in its second reading in Senate. We also spoke with Elmer Lickers of the […]

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Learning something new reaps rewards

By David Lavallee, Producer/Director, White Water, Black Gold I had to adapt to a variety of situations in making this film. Everything from falling in a crevasse, learning to paddle a canoe, to writing a grant application, pitching a film idea, asking interview questions, and finally writing a screenplay. This process has been an entirely […]

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Interview: Diana Frost, water engineer

By Kerry Freek Water engineer Diana Frost is passionate about improving the standard of living in developing countries by contributing her expertise with water systems. Through funding from the CH2M HILL Foundation, she recently travelled to Rwanda as a member of a seven-person volunteer team. The ongoing project, offered through Water For People’s World Water Corps, […]

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Learning About Water In Sudbury

By Dalmar, host of TVOKids’ after-school program block, The Space TVOKids recently travelled to Sudbury where I discovered some really cool facts about water. We taped it all for our special Water Week programming on TVOKids.com and visited two different locations. The first location was the water treatment plant just outside of Sudbury. It is […]

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Interview: The Water Brothers, Redux

By Kerry Freek Around this time last year, we spoke with The Water Brothers, Alex and Tyler Mifflin, who were busy filming and editing their six-episode series for TVO. Find that article here. Today, the first day of Canada Water Week 2012, we revisit the Mifflins as they proudly launch their long-awaited show and throw in a […]

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Are we living in chemical soup?

By Barri Cohen, Director/writer/co-producer, Toxic Trespass My documentary, Toxic Trespass tried to ask questions about the chemical soup we live in, its toxic load, and their health effects on early childhood and human health. I’m happy to say awareness of these issues has grown since the film’s release, with a plethora of books, articles and […]

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Invitation: The Blue Bash

By Kerry Freek This week marks World Water Day (March 22) and the second annual Canada Water Week (March 19-25). As water professionals, Water Canada’s readers are well aware that nearly one billion people have no access to clean drinking water, and a further 2.6 billion have no basic sanitation like toilets and latrines. This […]

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