CBC News, Dec. 12, 2017 – Parks Canada has closed a lake and campground in Riding Mountain National Park to the public after DNA evidence of zebra mussels was found in water samples taken this summer and fall.
In a news release, Parks Canada said Whirlpool Lake, on the eastern side of the southwestern Manitoba park, and its campground area are closed until further notice as a precaution.
CBC News, Dec 1, 2017 – Winnipeg’s most expensive construction project is now even more expensive.
Upgrades to the North End water-pollution control centre, the largest of the city’s three sewage treatment plants, are now expected to cost $1.4 billion, a rise of $600 million from the last estimate.
A report to city council’s finance committee said the higher cost is a result of a new conceptual design. While officials hinted in September the new estimate would be “more than $1 billion,” the report published Friday is the first to formalize the new project cost.
November 30, 2017 – The Manitoba government has introduced new proposed legislation (the Sustainable Watersheds Act) aimed at strengthening watershed management in the province through measures that would include protecting wetlands, improving approval processes and enforcement for drainage projects, and modernizing the conservation districts program, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires and Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.
As you are likely aware, the province recently launched their Made in Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. One of the pillars of this plan includes water. Information and proposed suggestions on how to address water issues can be found on pages 9, 33-49 and 52. You can download a copy of the plan here – Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan and provide your comments regarding how the plan addresses water issue in the province here – views, ideas, and suggestions