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Man. March Flood Outlook: Slightly Reduced

March 29, 2017 - 7:36 am

The Province of Manitoba released its March flood outlook on the 24th, which stated that levels of spring flooding continue to be dependent on future weather conditions. However, the outlook also suggested that the risk of overland flooding is slightly reduced since the February outlook, though it remains...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Manitoba Red Tape Reduction Bill to Affect Drinking Water, Groundwater

March 17, 2017 - 8:23 am

Manitoba has given a first reading to its Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, 2017, or Bill 24. The changes would impact The Drinking Water Safety Act and The Groundwater and Water Well Act, among others. The proposed legislation is intended to “reduce outdated, contradictory, complicated...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Funding for Community Projects in Northern Manitoba

December 6, 2016 - 1:33 pm

The Northern Manitoba Food, Culture & Community (NMFCCC) organization has announced that it will be funding projects through 2017 that partner with people in Northern Manitoba to create healthier, stronger communities. For the last two years, the NMFCCC has funded the Northern Fish Composting...

Categories: News, Western Canada

NGOs Argue More Monitoring Needed to Address Nutrients in Lake Winnipeg

September 29, 2016 - 9:21 am

The provincial government has said on it website that it is undertaking “considerable water quality work

Categories: News, Western Canada

Manitoba Climate Risk Management Review Makes Recommendations for Agriculture

January 8, 2016 - 2:17 pm

A provincially-appointed task force in Manitoba has released its recommendations on ways the industry can prepare for climate-related risks, including drought and floods. The task force, comprised of industry stakeholders, provided 25 recommendations on how agricultural risk management needs to...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Manitoba Commits To Building Road To Shoal Lake

November 26, 2015 - 10:21 am

Families living on the Shoal Lake 40 First Nation are another step closer to gaining all-season road access, Aboriginal and Northern Affairs Minister Eric Robinson announced today, as he introduced proposed legislation which would expand the mandate of the Manitoba East Side Road Authority (ESRA) to...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Water Featured Prominently in Manitoba Throne Speech

November 18, 2015 - 11:44 am

This week, Manitoba's NDP government delivered a pre-election throne speech from the government outlining its forward-looking plans for investments to meet the needs of of a fast-growing province—including many commitments related to water. “Our province is growing and we need to make...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Manitoba Doubles Budget to Fight Zebra Mussels

November 1, 2015 - 6:22 pm

The Manitoba government announced this week that it will double its investment in inspections, enforcement, and public education to help limit the spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species in Lake Winnipeg. The investments will include additional funding for decontamination and watercraft...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Review of Lake Winnipeg Hydroelectric Operations Sets New Requirements

October 20, 2015 - 11:23 am

This week the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission (CEC) released a report on the review of the regulation for hydropower development on the Nelson River off Lake Winnipeg. The report confirmed that while Manitoba Hydro is not responsible for Lake flooding, the crown corporation will be required to...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Manitoba Increases Support for Water Protection

August 14, 2015 - 11:40 am

Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Tom Nevakshonoff announced on August 13 that the Manitoba government is increasing local watershed-based organization funding. He added that this would be done to fortify surface water management and help restore the health of Lake Winnipeg. Conservation...

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