Canadian Teachers are Waiting to Educate Over 61,000 Canadian Students About Drinking Water Quality Issues and Solutions

Canadian teachers are currently waiting for the opportunity to educate over 61,000 Canadian students about drinking water quality issues and solutions. In order to be able to do this they will need over 1,700 sponsored Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution and Operation Water Biology kits to be sent to their schools. Individuals and companies can sponsor kits for schools. If you/your company sponsors kits, you/your company will be acknowledged in the letter that accompanies the kit. You can even decide in which geographic area your kits will be dispersed or to which specific school(s). Please e-mail info@safewater.org if you would like to sponsor Operation Water Drop, Operation Water Pollution and/or Operation Water Biology kits or if you would like more information.

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Many school divisions and districts from coast to coast are recommending the Safe Drinking Water Foundation's education programs to their teachers!  Thank you to all of the administrators who are promoting our programs!  To find out whether a sponsored kit is available for your school,  send an e-mail to info@safewater.org or phone 306-934-0389.

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The Canadian Press August 25, 2016

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Crews work to clean up an oil spill on the North Saskatchewan river near Maidstone, Sask on Friday July 22, 2016. (THE CANADIAN PRESS / Jason Franson)

REGINA -- A government spokesman says cleanup of an oil spill along the North Saskatchewan River will be put on hold due to an anticipated rise in water levels.

Wes Kotyk with the Saskatchewan Environment Ministry says heavy rainfall in Alberta means water flows are expected to rise up to two metres starting this weekend.

But Kotyk says there's enough time to complete the shore cleanup before the water starts to freeze in October.

The government says that there have been 144 confirmed wildlife deaths, including 51 aquatic species, since a Husky Energy (TSX:HSE) pipeline leaked last month near Maidstone, Sask.

Meanwhile, the province's Water Security Agency says one sample out of 120 taken from the river did not meet drinking water guidelines.

That sample was taken five centimetres below the surface of the river at North Battleford.

The agency says 16 samples showed amounts of chemicals that exceed guidelines for the protection of aquatic life.

It also took sediment samples and found hydrocarbons at some sites.

The city of Prince Albert lifted water restrictions on Wednesday. Officials said they are confident there is ample supply from two temporary water lines. A leak found in one of the hoses is not expected to change the situation for now, agency spokesman Sam Ferris said Thursday.