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The Water Brothers Visit ELA To Learn About Climate Change

On Friday March 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) join TVO’s The Water Brothers as they visit IISD Experimental Lakes Area to learn how climate change is affecting our

Pallister government lifts restrictions on hog barns

March 16, CTV News: A decade ago pig producers were stopped in their tracks. The former NDP government banned the expansion of hog barns. Now

Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach: Guidance for Application

Canadian Council for Minsters of the Environment has posted Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach: Guidance for Application. The document is intended to assist users to successfully apply

Manitoba Launches “Spot the Stripes and Stop the Spread”

March 7, My Toba: The Manitoba government has launched a public awareness campaign, called ‘Spot the Stripes and Stop the Spread’, to encourage water-users to

The phosphorus conundrum: low soil levels meet Lake Winnipeg pressures

March 6, Manitoba Co-operator: Manitoba is in a difficult position of simultaneously having too much phosphorus and not enough. Manitoba Agriculture crop nutrition specialist John

World Water Day Webinar Series

The CWRA Manitoba Branch is proud to announce an upcoming webinar series: Innovations in Water & Wastewater Treatment, which will be launched on World Water

Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach: Guidance for Application

Canadian Council for Minsters of the Environment has posted Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach: Guidance for Application.

The document is intended to assist users to successfully apply the Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach (GSAA) developed by CCME. The document provides a balance of high-level guidance and practical how-to advice, highlighting issues and actions jurisdictions should take into account in implementation of the approach. The guidance is comprehensive in scope with specific explanations on the GSAA, definitions and principles.

Please click on the following link for details: http://www.ccme.ca/en/resources/water/groundwater.html

Pallister government lifts restrictions on hog barns

March 16, CTV News:

A decade ago pig producers were stopped in their tracks.

The former NDP government banned the expansion of hog barns. Now that moratorium, in its’ entirety, is set to be overturned.

As part of a proposed law aimed at cutting red tape and regulation, the Pallister government is lifting the restrictions on hog barns.

Finance Minister Cameron Friesen said the legislation will help businesses like producers save time and money.

“They’re spending too much of their time with unnecessary regulation or excessive regulation instead of doing the good work they want to do to,” Friesen said. Read more.

The Water Brothers Visit ELA To Learn About Climate Change

On Friday March 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) join TVO’s The Water Brothers as they visit IISD Experimental Lakes Area to learn how climate change is affecting our water.

The episode On Thin Ice will broadcast on the television channel TVO in Ontario at that time, and then will be available for free streaming across Canada on The Water Brothers’ website the next day.

On Thin Ice looks at how climate change might affect Canada’s fresh water, and explores what Canadian scientists are doing about it. When the Water Brothers came to the site last year, they took part in a wide range of experiments determining how warming waters and reduced lake ice cover is harming freshwater ecosystems.

Winnipeg entrepreneur’s laundry aid cleans ‘like a thunderstorm’

March 8, Metro News:

Either a thunderstorm-harnessing hero wants to save the planet, or a Winnipeg entrepreneur is doing his best to reduce the environmental impact of laundry—both statements are true, to some extent, of Kevin Shale.

He was working as an appliance repair technician not long ago when he realized there was no solution to washing machine issues associated with detergent build-up.

The conventional method of using oil-based soaps, and even the eco-friendly soaps, he explained, can lead to “mould build-up and a whole rash of other mechanical issues.”

When he dug a little deeper he also learned the chemicals wreaking havoc on washing machines also has a scary environmental impact. Read more.