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Leading Change on Canada’s Prairies: A unique rain garden has been installed along the perimeter of Harvest Townhomes, which the developer says is a first in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

“West Coast style has migrated to the prairies at Harvest Townhomes, designed and constructed by Arbutus Properties in its popular community, The Meadows,” wrote Jeannie Armstrong. “The Harvest Townhomes development has above-ground 3-storey townhomes with colourful exteriors and attached garages, a style more typical of Vancouver than Saskatoon. When fully built out, Harvest Townhomes will comprise over 225 units. A unique rain garden, developed in consultation with the University of Saskatchewan, has also been installed along the perimeter of Harvest Townhomes.”

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Toronto Captures Rain on Downtown Streetscape

Instead of just replacing the former boulevards with newer concrete curbs and sidewalks, Peter Clewes and his colleagues worked to create a design that would increase the street trees and the amount of soil they receive using Silva Cells.

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University of BC hosted Innovative Stormwater Management Conference in June 2007

The University of British Columbia is leading a national initiative that is intended to create a national network of experts that collaborate and share their experiences. “The conference provided a forum that enabled practitioners, researchers and decision-makers from across Canada to share knowledge and experiences regarding advances in the theory, methods and practices of rainwater management and planning,” stated Hans Schreier.

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