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Freedom finally within reach for Shoal Lake residents

After years of political disinterest, false promises, delay and obfuscation by elected officials, it looks like Shoal Lake No. 40 First Nation will finally get

Water Song: Indigenous Women and Water

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources reached out to several Indigenous women and men across Canada to contribute their stories, perspectives and views on the relationship

Another delay for sewage treatment plant

Upgrades to the city’s South End Sewage treatment plant have been delayed by another two years. The $335.6-million project is now expected to wrap in

Risk Of Spring Flooding

Manitoba’s Infrastructure Minister is suggesting there is a chance of moderate to major flooding in parts of southern Manitoba next spring. “This is based on

Another delay for sewage treatment plant

Upgrades to the city’s South End Sewage treatment plant have been delayed by another two years.

The $335.6-million project is now expected to wrap in September 2021, delayed from its latest target of July 2019.

The city blames the new timelines on delayed design work and an analysis that found the original schedule was too aggressive.

That means some construction expected to begin in February is now months away, said Geoffrey Patton, manager of engineering services for the city’s water and waste department.

Patton stressed some work on the project, which originally faced a Dec. 31, 2012 deadline, remains underway. Read more. 

Water Song: Indigenous Women and Water

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources reached out to several Indigenous women and men across Canada to contribute their stories, perspectives and views on the relationship between women and water and the important historical and contemporary role of women in water governance. These contributions were greatly appreciated and shaped the issues and opportunities we discussed an article featured in The Solutions Journal, in anticipation of the UN International Year of Water and Women.

Lake Winnipeg Completely Frozen After Blizzard

Beautiful footage of Lake Winnipeg completely frozen over on Tuesday after southern Manitoba, Canada was hit by really cold temperatures. Watch Video.

Mineral exploration OK’d on Lake Winnipegosis island after preserve status expires

A local conservation group doesn’t like what it’s seeing after the Pallister government approved mining exploration of an island that remained protected from development until last week.

“We are concerned that our new government is setting a disturbing precedent for the pursuit of developments that pose high risks to the health of Manitoba’s fisheries and Lake Winnipeg, as well as relations with First Nations who haven’t been sufficiently consulted,” said Ron Thiessen, president of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society’s (CPAWS) Manitoba chapter.

In a letter to CPAWS on Tuesday, the province said preserve status on Pemmican Island “was allowed to expire” last Wednesday “to allow for mineral exploration on the island.”

“Parks and Protected Spaces Branch is working collaboratively with Mines Branch to ensure minimal impact on the island and its associated habitat,” the statement from the province reads. Read more.