Wells and Water Quality

When it comes to drinking water quality, people tend to think about the water coming from drinking water treatment plants, travelling through our pipes and ultimately into our homes. However, 13-14% of Canadians (most who live in rural areas) rely on wells or cisterns for their drinking water. By law, well owners are responsible for ...

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Ambience Joins Forces with Heron Instruments

Ambience is proud to announce our new partnership with Heron Instruments, a water-monitoring technology company based in Dundas, Ontario.

Together, Ambience and Heron are developing a new line of smart water monitoring products to meet increasing demand for dependable data and analytics. These solutions will supportmunicipal drinking water and wastewater utilities, industrial partners, andgroundwater and ...

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Forest Fire Monitoring in Ontario

The Aviation, Forest Fire and Emergency Services (AFFES) reported that Ontario saw a smaller number of forest fires in 2016 compared to last season however this year's forest fires burned larger areas of land and were harder to control. Both human, natural, and lightning-caused fires were reported.

Forest fires, however, are important and beneficial ...

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Tips to Improve Indoor Air Quality in your Home

Bad indoor air quality creates negative impacts on your health, and children, elders, and pets are more vulnerable to the dangers of air pollutants. It is important to have a read on your home’s air quality, and taking appropriate action to improve your air quality. Here are some tips that can help to improve the air you breathe indoors.

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Acid Cloud in Toronto

On Thursday November 4, 2016 residents of Toronto’s west-end neighbourhood were warned to remain indoors due to a fog of acid that had been released into the air, after a sulphuric acid spill. Toronto Fire Services said a small amount of hydrochloric acid had been added “in error”. 

It is now safe for people ...

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How Forest Fires Impact Air Quality and Human Health

Forest fires are burning somewhere around the world every day. They can occur naturally when the conditions are right, or they caused by man, on purpose or by accident. Natural fires are necessary as they remove dead organic matter and weak/ill trees, and replenish the land through the release of seeds and breaking down nutrients for the soil that will be consumed by new plant life. This strengthens the local ecosystem and improves the wildlife habitat. However, with the good they provide comes the bad, and the most obvious consequence of forest fires is air pollution.

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