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Introducing British Columbia’s new water law
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • March 16 2016

British Columbia's new Water Sustainability Act is now in force, and brings the province into a new era of water regulation for both surface water and


NI 43-101 disclosure standards apply to the mining of minerals hosted within a liquid brine
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • August 15 2011

On July 22, 2011, the Ontario Securities Commission (the “OSC”) released OSC Staff Notice 43-704 (“Notice 43-704”), providing guidance on the application of National Instrument 43-101 Standards of Disclosure for Mineral Projects (“NI 43-101”) to mineral brine projects, which are projects in which minerals are mined from a liquid brine rather than from hard rock.


Drainage - transfer of private sewers to statutory water and sewerage companies
  • Gowling WLG
  • United Kingdom
  • June 24 2011

Private sewers and lateral drains which are connected to the public sewerage system on 1 July 2011 will be automatically transferred to the statutory water and sewerage companies on 1 October 2011.


Don't give up on AECL
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • June 20 2011

In a post-Fukushima world, the ideal opportunity exists for Canada to regain its competitive position in the global nuclear industry.


Water supply and recycling: IP and commercialization issues in Canada
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • June 20 2011

Reliable and secured sources of water for municipal, industrial and agricultural use, and the recovery and processing of municipal, industrial and agricultural wastewater streams, are increasingly critical issues for governments and businesses around the world.


Hand washing: reducing the risk of common infections
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • May 10 2011

Ensuring that employees wash their hands properly after using the washroom is very important in reducing disease transmission of germs that can lead to stomach "flus" and other gastrointestinal infections.


Regulation respecting the declaration of water withdrawals amended
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • April 15 2011

Quebec published notice in January of proposed amendments to the Regulation Respecting the Declaration of Water Withdrawals, c.Q-2, r. 14, in order to implement certain provisions of the Great Lakes St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement entered into in 2005 between Quebec, Ontario, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin.


Quebec proposes amendments to water withdrawals regulations implementing the Great Lakes - St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • February 8 2011

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement (the “Agreement”) between Québec and Ontario and the American States of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin was entered into on December 13, 2005.


Bill 72 establishes a framework to foster innovation and to conserve and sustain Ontario’s water resources
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 7 2011

Bill 72, entitled Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act, 2010 received Royal Assent on November 29, 2010.


Water user fees come into effect
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • January 7 2011

The Regulation respecting the charges payable for the use of water made under the Environment Quality Act was published in the Gazette Officielle du Québec on December 15, 2010.