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Selkirk, Man. Invests in Wastewater Project to Protect Red River, Lake Winnipeg

September 12, 2017 - 10:28 am

The City of Selkirk, Manitoba hosted an open house on Wednesday, September 6th, to share details of its new Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) project. The plant was among the capital projects identified by the in the city’s 2017 budget. It will help limit contaminants entering the Red River and Lake...

Categories: News, Western Canada

New Research Suggests Smaller Wetlands Capture More Nutrients

July 19, 2017 - 1:18 pm

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo, has found that smaller, distributed wetland areas are more effective at nutrient capture. Biogeochemical hotspots: Role of small water bodies in landscape nutrient processing, published in the journal Water Resources Research, “synthesized...

Categories: News

Northeast-Midwest Institute on Bi-National Great Lakes Efforts

April 18, 2017 - 1:24 pm

The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI), a U.S. not-for-profit focused on economic development in and around the Great Lakes, has commented on the International Joint Commission (IJC) Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality and the 2016 Progress Report of the Parties. NEMWI has...

Categories: International, News

B.C. Funds Alternative Drinking Water Sources in Hullcar Valley

March 6, 2017 - 9:26 am

The Government of British Columbia has announced that it will provide $950,000 for alternative drinking water sources, treatment for domestic well users, and sustainable, environmentally appropriate farming the Hullcar Valley. The Province will work with the Township of Spallumcheen, Splatsin, Steele...

Categories: News, Uncategorized, Western Canada

B.C. Watershed Snowpack 79 per cent of Normal

February 9, 2017 - 12:34 pm

The latest survey of snowpack in British Columbia shows that there has been below-average accumulation in the province’s watersheds, reports the River Forecast Centre (RFC). Snowpack was 79 per cent of what is expected for February 1st, according to the latest Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Lake Winnipeg: Canada’s Great Dead Zone

December 5, 2011 - 8:26 am

We need to be honest with ourselves. What we have created is the largest inland freshwater dead zone in the world. At 15,000 square kilometres in area, algal blooms in Lake Winnipeg are now larger than the record 8,500-square-mile area of the dead zone in the Gulf of Mexico. We need to admit that...

Categories: Blog

McCain Revitalizes Wastewater Treatment Facility

October 23, 2009 - 2:05 pm

A McCain Foods (Canada) plant in Carberry, Manitoba has revitalized a former wastewater lagoon with a wastewater treatment centre and the naturalization of habitat around the area. After an investment of more than $20 million in an advanced wastewater treatment centre and an expanded irrigation...

Categories: National, News, Western Canada

Funds Announced for Lake Winnipeg Clean Up

September 24, 2009 - 8:14 am

More than $109,000 in federal funding will support the Morden Community Lead Environmental Action on Nutrient Elimination and Removal (CLEANER) project, an initiative that will ultimately contribute to cleaning up Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. “Through the combination of science, community action...

Categories: News, Western Canada

NRC Supports Clear Flow

August 13, 2009 - 1:56 pm

Clear Flow Consulting Inc. has received a contribution from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program. The funding supports a research and development project that focuses on developing innovative wastewater treatment technologies. The $124,536 contribution will...

Categories: National, News, Western Canada

$1.1M for Lake Winnipeg

June 26, 2009 - 7:47 am

Funding of $1.1 million to help clean up the Lake Winnipeg watershed will help develop an integrated water resource management approach, which is critical to dealing with the problem, according to the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Canada Treasury Board president Vic Toews announced...

Categories: International, News, Western Canada

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