Category Archives: CARO News

CARO Bacteria Water

8 Things you Need to Know About your Bacteria in Water Analytical Results

Posted on December 22, 2020

If you have come this far, you already know that your well water should be free of bacteria, viruses and parasites and that it is a good idea (and advised by Health Canada!) to get your well water tested by a qualified laboratory on a routine basis. Following is a summary of the most frequent

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Rush sampling

Lab Tips: How to Tackle Rush Sampling Programs

Posted on November 24, 2020

As a Western Canadian company, we are no strangers to unpredictable weather. From freezing rain on the South Coast, to snowstorms freezing waterways in Alberta and closing major highways the Okanagan, to the long cold winters that are characteristic of the Yukon – we’ve been through it all! Variable winter weather also means that, come

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LOGIN Notice - HOW TO CARO

Quick Guide to Your Login Notice: How to Review your Sample Submission

Posted on November 8, 2020

Congratulations, you’ve successfully submitted your sample to CARO for testing! Within 24 hours of CARO receiving your sample, you will receive a PDF document via email, which we call a Login Notice. You may be confused as to why you are receiving this document – it lists test codes, sample names, due dates, and looks

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contaminated site BC regulation

Stage 13 Amendments To B.C.’s CSR: What’s Coming Next

Posted on September 29, 2020

  Are you prepared to the changes in the BC Contaminated Site Regulations’ (BC CSR) Site Investigation Protocols coming into play February 1, 2021? If not, you have come to the right place! Here is a summary of what is to come, and what these changes could mean for you and your project team. (Special

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Cannabis Potency Testing

The Science Behind Cannabis Potency Testing

Posted on August 27, 2020

Accurate potency reporting is critical when considering the medicinal use of cannabis to allow for precise dosing. The Health Canada guideline set out for edibles in the fall of 2019 stipulates a maximum THC concentration of 10 mg per discreet unit, which highlights the need for accurate potency testing. The need for robust methods is further

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5 Things You Need to Know Before Testing your Drinking Water

Posted on June 23, 2020

There’s a saying that we shouldn’t “judge the book by its cover”, and the same concept can be applied to drinking water: Visual inspection or taste doesn’t always tell you if the water is safe to drink. To ensure your drinking water is safe (or “potable”), CARO provides water testing services for a suite of

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Field Filtration

Posted on April 7, 2020

TECHNICAL UPDATE – BC MOE TO MANDATE FIELD FILTRATION FOR DISSOLVED METALS AND MERCURY “Effective May 01, 2020, the Ministry will require field filtration for all environmental water samples collected for the analysis of dissolved metals (including mercury) for Contaminated Sites Regulation (CSR) and permittee compliance monitoring purposes which fall under the Environment Management Act (EMA).”

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CARO’s COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan (BCP)

Posted on April 1, 2020

“The World Health Organization (WHO) has assessed COVID-19 as a pandemic … COVID-19 is a serious health threat, and the situation is evolving daily. The risk will vary between and within communities, but given the increasing number of cases in Canada, the risk to Canadians is considered high.” – Government of Canada, March 2020. On

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Richmond, British Columbia

#110 – 4011 Viking Way
Richmond, BC, V6V 2K9, Canada
Phone: (604) 279-1499 Fax: (604) 279-1599
Email: [email protected]
Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
Saturday 9 am to 4 pm.
After Hours Emergency: 1 (888) 311-8849

 

Edmonton, Alberta

17225 109 Ave NW
Edmonton, AB, T5S 1H7, Canada
Phone: (780) 489-9100
Email: [email protected]
Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
After Hours Emergency: 1 (888) 311-8849

 

Burnaby, British Columbia

#108 – 4475 Wayburne Drive
Burnaby, BC V5G 4X4, Canada
Phone: (604) 279-1499
Email: [email protected]
Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
After Hours Emergency: 1 (888) 311-8849

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    Kelowna, British Columbia

    #102 – 3677 Highway 97N
    Kelowna, BC, V1X 5C3, Canada
    Phone: (250) 765-9646
    Toll Free: 1 (888) 311-8846 Fax: (250) 765-3893
    Email: [email protected]
    Monday to Friday 8 am to 5 pm.
    Saturday 9 am to 4 pm.
    After Hours Emergency: 1 (888) 311-8849

     

    Whitehorse, Yukon (Depot Only)

    BOX 10 33 Levich Drive

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    Whitehorse, YT, Y1A0A8, Canada
    Contact Us for Supplies and Deliveries
    Toll Free: 1 (888) 311-8846
    Email: [email protected]
    Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm
    This is a depot with our supplies only. Ship samples to the lab.

     

    Victoria, B.C. (Depot Only)

    #3-576 Hillside Avenue

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    Victoria, V8T 1Y9, BC, Canada
    Contact Us for Supplies and Deliveries
    Toll Free: 1 (888) 311-8846
    Email: [email protected]
    Monday to Friday 7:30 am to 5 pm
    This is a depot with our supplies only. Ship samples to the lab.

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