water

Sask spring runoff to be about average in 2020

Feb 7, 2020 | 11:57am

  The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency says the preliminary outlook is for an average runoff this spring for most of the province. Patrick Boyle with the Water Agency says well below normal snowfall so far is offset by an extremely wet fall in parts of the southeast and southwest. He says snowfall may be below […]

Sask. farm leaders express mixed opinions on Canada Water Agency

Dec 20, 2019 | 6:00am

Saskatchewan farm leaders are expressing mixed emotions about the new Canada Water Agency. The agency is one of the key goals of the new Trudeau government and would work with the provinces, scientists and others to manage water resources. APAS president Todd Lewis says the Water Agency was part of the Liberal election platform this […]

Regina council discussing quicker removal of lead-pipe waterlines at special meeting

Dec 3, 2019 | 11:32am

Regina mayor Michael Fougere and city councillors will be sitting down Tuesday afternoon for a special meeting. Council wants to speed up the Lead Service Connection Management Program. The decision to do that came after an investigation by several groups including the U of R School of Journalism found that 5 percent of Regina’s water […]

City of Regina keeping busy with people wanting to know about their water

Nov 7, 2019 | 1:02pm

The City of Regina says a number of calls have been received since word came down earlier this week about high levels of lead-tainted water in some homes. Kurtis Doney with the water and sewer department says they would usually get five calls a month, but since the report was released Monday they have gotten […]

City of Regina responds to concerns over lead levels in tap water

Nov 4, 2019 | 3:55pm

The City of Regina has responded to concerns over traceable levels of lead in tap water in certain parts of the city. This comes after a study was recently released saying water in Saskatoon, Moose Jaw and Regina have levels of lead in their drinking water, as well as Montreal and Toronto. The three Saskatchewan […]

Water worries for Regina, Moose Jaw and Saskatoon after report indicates increased lead levels

Nov 4, 2019 | 8:26am

Some of the highest levels of lead-tainted water in Canada can be found in Saskatchewan. A report in Monday’s “Regina Leader-Post” stated that 58 per cent of samples collected between 2013 and 2018 in “older” homes in the province’s three largest cities measured lead levels that were above Health Canada’s recommended limit. In fact, the report […]

Sask. researchers discover heavy rain downpours increasing around the globe

Jun 7, 2019 | 5:12am

Researchers at the University of Saskatchewan have found the frequency of heavy rain downpours is increasing around the world. Hydro climatologist at the University, Simon Papalexiou says a study of 100 thousand weather stations shows a steady increase in heavy downpours over the past 50 years. He says serious consequences include costly losses from flooding, […]