In this Jan. 3, 2019 file photo, an aquarium tank, a pool, a steam pool, and a water heater are seen in an outdoor room at the Marineland Aquatic Products and Accessories plant in San Diego.
Marineland, a California-based company that makes and sells aquariums, aquarium accessories and products, announced Thursday, Aug. 31, that it will begin using the term “aquatic-focused” to describe its aquatic-focused facilities.
(AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File) (Photo: AP)
More than 80 per cent of swimming lessons in Canada are free or reduced prices, according to a report released Wednesday.
In a report called The Swim Advantage, the Institute of Sport and Exercise Science said the average price for a six-hour lesson in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver is $1,500, and the average in Toronto is $2,000.
The report says the average cost for a lesson in Montreal, which has a population of over 1.3 million, is $3,300.
In Toronto, which is home to more than 3.4 million people, the average is $5,500.
In Vancouver, which boasts over 1 million residents, the study said the price of a six hour lesson in Vancouver is between $4,000 and $6,000, while in Toronto the average costs are between $3.50 and $5.00.
The institute says the price difference in pricing in each city is due to different standards and regulations in each province.
A spokesperson for the institute said the institute is “looking forward to further collaboration with other stakeholders to improve this information and improve the accessibility of information for Canadians.”
With files from the Associated Press and The Canadian Press
Reuters – MARINLAND, Calif.
(Reuters) – The Marinus, a major waterway through the middle of California’s Central Valley, could see its water treated and stored as soon as 2018 to help prevent the spread of algae blooms and other pollution, state officials said on Wednesday.
The state Environmental Protection Agency will hold public meetings about the plan on Thursday, and the EPA will begin the process to set up the plan at the end of March.
It is expected to cost the state $10 million, but the state said it has not determined the cost of any water system upgrades.
The state already spends more than $400 million a year on water infrastructure.
The agency will have an advisory board to review the plan, and a group of community members will advise the EPA.
California Governor Jerry Brown has said the plan is a first step in fighting climate change, and he has said he is willing to work with the EPA on issues like climate change mitigation.