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Vernon water quality advisory lifted

Flows at the Duteau Creek Water Treatment Plant have returned to normal following repairs

 

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UPDATE: Emergency repair puts Vernon under water quality advisory

Precaution for Duteau customers after Lavington incident fixed

 

Victoria resident and ultra-marathoner Veronique Bourbeau wants to use her gift for running to give back. She hopes to provide safe drinking water to villages throughout Africa during her fundraising the length of the continent. (Jane Skrypnek/News Staff)

B.C. resident aims to provide safe water, become first woman to run across Africa

Veronique Bourbeau plans to run 13,000 kilometres over the course of a year

 

Killiney Beach remains closed but several Westside Road parks have reopened. (Sean Miller photo)

Water finally safe to drink on Westside following fire

Nearly 300 Killiney Beach households have not been able to drink from taps since Sept. 2

Killiney Beach remains closed but several Westside Road parks have reopened. (Sean Miller photo)
Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre staff members fill water jugs at the Sylvia Grinnell River, just outside Iqaluit, in an undated handout photo. The group has been delivering water to homes and organizations that may not have their own transportation, after the city warned last week its tap water was contaminated with fuel. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rachel Blais, *MANDATORY CREDIT*

Group delivers water to people without cars after fuel contaminates pipes in Iqaluit

Tap water can still be used for bathing, showering, laundry and washing dishes

Qajuqturvik Community Food Centre staff members fill water jugs at the Sylvia Grinnell River, just outside Iqaluit, in an undated handout photo. The group has been delivering water to homes and organizations that may not have their own transportation, after the city warned last week its tap water was contaminated with fuel. THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-Rachel Blais, *MANDATORY CREDIT*
Residents line up to fill containers with potable water in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The Nunavut government has declared a 14-day state of emergency in Iqaluit after water in the capital was deemed undrinkable and potentially tainted with petroleum. The first shipment of potable water for residents also arrived by plane, with more expected to be delivered in the coming days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter

Nunavut declares emergency in Iqaluit, city receives first shipment of potable water

Residents told not to drink the tap water after a fuel smell was detected at treatment plant

Residents line up to fill containers with potable water in Iqaluit, Nunavut on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. The Nunavut government has declared a 14-day state of emergency in Iqaluit after water in the capital was deemed undrinkable and potentially tainted with petroleum. The first shipment of potable water for residents also arrived by plane, with more expected to be delivered in the coming days. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Emma Tranter
Campbell River has moved to Stage 2 watering restrictions, but watering by hand or hose with an automatic shut-off valve is still permitted. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.

Water restrictions turned off in rural Lumby, Enderby and Grindrod areas

Supply and demand conditions return to normal following dry, hot summer

Campbell River has moved to Stage 2 watering restrictions, but watering by hand or hose with an automatic shut-off valve is still permitted. Photo by Sean Feagan / Campbell River Mirror.
Corroded valves continue being replaced in Enderby, which will turn taps off for a number of residents for another week. (RDNO photo)

Enderby taps run dry for 3rd straight week

Mabel Lake Water Utility project taking longer than expected

Corroded valves continue being replaced in Enderby, which will turn taps off for a number of residents for another week. (RDNO photo)
Stewart Redsky, former chief of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, walks past one week's worth of 20 litre water bottles in the community's water storage room on Feb. 25, 2015. The First Nation is now welcoming clean, running water for the first time in nearly 25 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods

‘Fought hard for this’: Decades-old water advisory lifted for Ontario First Nation

Boil-water advisory for Shoal Lake 40 was issued in 1998 and was one of the longest in Canada

Stewart Redsky, former chief of Shoal Lake 40 First Nation, walks past one week's worth of 20 litre water bottles in the community's water storage room on Feb. 25, 2015. The First Nation is now welcoming clean, running water for the first time in nearly 25 years. THE CANADIAN PRESS/John Woods
The Killiney Beach water system is under a Do Not Consume notice issued by the Regional District of Central Okanagan Thursday, Sept. 2. The system has been damaged in the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Morning Star - file photo)

Do Not Consume water notice still in place for system off Westside Road

Regional District of Central Okanagan, Interior Health issued notice for Killiney Beach System Thursday, Sept. 2, affecting more than 280 properties

The Killiney Beach water system is under a Do Not Consume notice issued by the Regional District of Central Okanagan Thursday, Sept. 2. The system has been damaged in the White Rock Lake wildfire. (Morning Star - file photo)
Municipalities across the region are calling for sharp cuts when it comes to watering the front lawn. Photo:  Linda Scott

No lawn watering for Whitevale water customers: RDNO

Well source continues to be hard hit by drought conditions

Municipalities across the region are calling for sharp cuts when it comes to watering the front lawn. Photo:  Linda Scott
A water quality advisory has been lifted for customer on the Mabel Lake water utility. (Black Press file photo)

UPDATE: Water back on in Vernon’s Okanagan Landing

Emergency repairs on Okanagan Landing leave Predator Ridge and more without water for several hours

A water quality advisory has been lifted for customer on the Mabel Lake water utility. (Black Press file photo)
Semiahmoo First Nation Councillor Joanne Charles and former Chief Willard Cook share a celebratory hug at a July 28 event marking the lifting of the boil water advisory on Semiahmoo lands. (Alex Browne photo)

‘Canada has to step up’ says federal Indigenous minister during B.C. stop

Much work remains to be done, Marc Miller acknowledges

Semiahmoo First Nation Councillor Joanne Charles and former Chief Willard Cook share a celebratory hug at a July 28 event marking the lifting of the boil water advisory on Semiahmoo lands. (Alex Browne photo)
A boil water notice has been lifted in Lake Country for Oyama Lake customers. (File photo)

Boil water notice lifted for Oyama Lake source users in Lake Country

Notice lifted Wednesday, July 29, had been issued July 24 following water main break

A boil water notice has been lifted in Lake Country for Oyama Lake customers. (File photo)
UBC professor Madjid Mohseni and Kluskus water operator Tony Baptiste enjoy a glass of water. (UBC Submitted Photo)

‘Too bets`huna: We live by water’ — Remote village celebrates return of drinking water after 20 years

People living in the Lhoosk’uz Dené village will no longer be bringing in bottled water from Quesnel

UBC professor Madjid Mohseni and Kluskus water operator Tony Baptiste enjoy a glass of water. (UBC Submitted Photo)
Greater Vernon Water is launching its WaterWise Yard Check-Up program to help residents more efficiently water their yards, and potentially save money in the process. (Black Press file photo)

No outdoor watering allowed for Mabel Lake residents

Regional district asking customers to take action now to reduce the risk of reservoir completely drying up

Greater Vernon Water is launching its WaterWise Yard Check-Up program to help residents more efficiently water their yards, and potentially save money in the process. (Black Press file photo)
Water will be shut off due to infrastructure work for select Coldstream residences on Monday, June 21, 2021. (Black Press file photo)

Coldstream residences advised of water shut-off next week

A list of local residences will be without water for much of the day Monday, June 21

Water will be shut off due to infrastructure work for select Coldstream residences on Monday, June 21, 2021. (Black Press file photo)
Stage one water restrictions will be back in place for some Regional District of Central Okanagan water users. (Black Press Media file)

Outdoor watering restrictions return to RDCO for the season

Customers who use water systems operated by the regional district will be affected

Stage one water restrictions will be back in place for some Regional District of Central Okanagan water users. (Black Press Media file)
Due to an algae bloom, Wood Lake water is not safe for drinking, swimming or bathing, Interior Health advised Friday, June 4, 2021. (District of Lake Country photo)

Wood Lake unsafe for drinking, swimming due to large algae bloom: IH

The blue-green algae bloom could be dangerous for people, pets and livestock, Interior Health says

Due to an algae bloom, Wood Lake water is not safe for drinking, swimming or bathing, Interior Health advised Friday, June 4, 2021. (District of Lake Country photo)
A water quality advisory for Grindrod Water Utility customers has been lifted Friday, May 28, 2021. (File photo)

Grindrod water quality advisory lifted

The precautionary advisory was issued earlier this week after a power outage shut down service

A water quality advisory for Grindrod Water Utility customers has been lifted Friday, May 28, 2021. (File photo)