A recent study by an undergraduate student in the Clayton H. Riddell Faculty of Environment, Earth, and Resources has found disturbing levels of microplastics in Manitoba waters and in fish from Lake Winnipeg. Click on the above link to read the full article. You can read the CBC article at ow.ly/QEBz30ivzVq
35 U.S. communities ahve committed to a project aiming to pipe water from th Missouri to the Sheyenne River, which flows into the Red River. The project would cost $1 billion dollars and start in 2019.
Dr. Scott Forbes wrote an editorial about the state of Lake Winnipeg’s Walleye fishery.
Lake Winnipeg is experiencing large and frequent algal blooms due to high nutrient levels from multiple transboundary sources, including agriculture, industry, municipal wastewater, and surface runoff. Environment and Climate Change Canada is working collaboratively with other government departments and stakeholders, as well as providing financial support, in an effort to improve the ecological health of Read more about New Round of 2017/18 Lake Winnipeg Basin Funding[…]
Zebra mussels haven’t spread to any new Manitoba lakes this year — yet, officials say
Researchers at U of Winnipeg, U of Waterloo, Queens’s University, U of Saskatchewan and Wilfrid laurier University find Manitoba Lakes some of the highest for internal phosphorous loading.
Read Lake Winnipeg Foundations’s Dr. Alexis Kanu and the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s Dimple Roy’s commentary on helping Lake Winnipeg.
Great announcement by the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada re: $25.7 M for funding for Lake Winnipeg. The Universty of Manitoba and CanWin’s very own Dr. Greg McCullough discusses what the fund may want to support. Dr. McCullough also represented CanWIN in an earlier invite only stakeholder meeting with the Minister!