June 15, CBC News:
The province has extended protections to a network of islands on Lake Winnipegosis that local First Nations have worried could be vulnerable to mining, but the fate of one island remains unclear.
Manitoba Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced the creation of Goose Island and Grand Island provincial parks Thursday. The parks comprise eight islands on Lake Winnipegosis, about 350 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg.
“These islands will be protected and will remain undeveloped, ensuring that Manitobans are able to enjoy our natural sites and Indigenous peoples have continued access to the area for hunting, trapping, fishing and other traditional pursuits,” Cox said in a statement. Read more.
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
The Lake Winnipeg Foundation invites you to join them at FortWhyte Alive for a special event where they will be announcing the 2016 recipients of their grants program and showcasing some of the amazing work being done across Manitoba to restore and protect our shared waters.
When: Wednesday, March 22, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: FortWhyte Alive – Alloway Reception Centre (1961 McCreary Rd, Winnipeg)
Come out to celebrate local watershed stewardship efforts and chat with the people behind these vital research, education and stewardship projects!
March 1, Manitoba Co-operator:
Dunnottar has a tree-lined pathway, curbside recycling and makes the yard waste it composts available to local residents to use in this lakeside village’s large number of community gardens.
It does water conservation education too. Someday the local government hopes to heat its municipal office with solar panels.
But it’s how this small village of about 700 in winter — and 4,000 during cottage season — treats its waste water that makes it really stand out as a place planning for long-term sustainability. Read more.