Water

The Cariboo Regional District has issued a water overuse advisory notice for Lexington, Horse Lake and 108 Mile, Friday, July 29. (Williams Lake Tribune file image)

CRD issues water overuse advisory notice for Lexington, 108 Mile, Horse Lake

The water is becoming ‘critically low,’ notice states

 

Jenny Howell with the Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society - Down to Earth

Down to Earth: Thanks for turning off the taps

Your five minute showers and attention to turning off taps are noted and appreciated

  • Jun 19, 2022

 

Following a night of heavy rains Sunday, June 5, the Fraser River is much higher than usual Monday morning seen here from the Sheep Creek Bridge west of Williams Lake. A rock that is usually exposed is now underwater which is very rare, said one resident. (Photo submitted - Williams Lake Tribune)

PHOTOS: Fraser River high following night of rain in Cariboo Chilcotin

About 12 mm of rain fell in Williams Lake Sunday night

 

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

A man’s body was recovered from Long Lake after he was reported missing over the weekend. (Black Press Media file photo)
The boil water advisory for areas on Williams Lake’s west side has now been rescinded. (File photo)

Williams Lake lifts percautionary boil water advisory for its west side residents

The advisory was issued Thursday, April 21 and rescinded April 28

  • Apr 28, 2022
The boil water advisory for areas on Williams Lake’s west side has now been rescinded. (File photo)
Williams Lake city hall. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Boil water advisory issued for golf course, Westridge, and Hodgson Road

Residents are asked to please heat water to a rolling boil for two minutes

  • Apr 21, 2022
Williams Lake city hall. (Monica Lamb-Yorski file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
During the week of April 4, work will begin to replace a water main feeder line on Hodgson Road near the Terra Ridge and Wotzke Drive area. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

Water main upgrade slated for Hodgson Road area in Williams Lake

Work will begin the week of April 4, 2022

  • Apr 1, 2022
During the week of April 4, work will begin to replace a water main feeder line on Hodgson Road near the Terra Ridge and Wotzke Drive area. (Angie Mindus file photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The Cariboo Regional District will be doing a feasibility study to look at potable water options for the Tatla Lake community. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)

CRD to explore potable water system options for Tatla Lake

Since 2017 residents have been under a ‘Do Not Consume’ water order

The Cariboo Regional District will be doing a feasibility study to look at potable water options for the Tatla Lake community. (Monica Lamb-Yorski photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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
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
Crows could be seen running through water spray from a lawn sprinkler in downtown Vanderhoof during a heat wave in June. The ‘dangerous long duration heat wave’ continued into the beginning of July and resulted in wildfires and hundreds of deaths across B.C. (Linda Scott photo)

Cariboo Chilcotin Conservation Society’s bike brigade to gauge outdoor water use this summer

The purpose of the effort is to educate city of Williams Lake residents on their outdoor water use

  • Jul 24, 2021
Crows could be seen running through water spray from a lawn sprinkler in downtown Vanderhoof during a heat wave in June. The ‘dangerous long duration heat wave’ continued into the beginning of July and resulted in wildfires and hundreds of deaths across B.C. (Linda Scott photo)
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 city of Williams Lake has been doing routine maintenance to one of its wells at Scout Island as seen here earlier this week. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
The city of Williams Lake has been doing routine maintenance to one of its wells at Scout Island as seen here earlier this week. (Angie Mindus photo - Williams Lake Tribune)
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)
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)
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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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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
”Canadian Western Mechanical Ltd. has a COVID-19 protocol in place that limits exposure to the community while still being able to safely complete the work required,” says Dawn Bursey, Tl’etinqox Government capital project manager. (Rebecca Dyok photo)
”Canadian Western Mechanical Ltd. has a COVID-19 protocol in place that limits exposure to the community while still being able to safely complete the work required,” says Dawn Bursey, Tl’etinqox Government capital project manager. (Rebecca Dyok photo)