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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

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

World Water Day 2017: $21,000 in Funding for Local Water Projects

On March 22 – World Water Day – LWF staff and supporters gathered at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg to celebrate our shared waters and announce $21,000

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

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.

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 help in the battle against zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species (AIS), Sustainable Development Minister Cathy Cox announced this week.

“Taking an active role in preventing the spread of AIS is the focus of a new awareness campaign that will be asking Manitobans to spot the stripes and stop the spread,” Cox said.  “We know that all Manitobans who enjoy activities on the water want to play their part, so we’re calling on them to help us raise awareness and change behaviours.  Zebra mussels are here to stay in Manitoba and we must all do our part to prevent further spread.” Read more. 

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 Heard highlighted this contradiction recently during a recent presentation at a nutrient stewardship workshop, noting phosphorus buildup in the Lake Winnipeg watershed has been a source of long-standing tension between regulators and agriculture.

A significant portion of land in Manitoba reports as phosphorus deficient. Read more.

Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan – Your Input is Needed by March 19

What do you want to see in Manitoba’s Climate and Green Plan?

Take a moment to make sure your voice is heard by filling out this surveyThe province is looking for public input until Sunday, March 19th.

It will help guide policy development on climate change issues including carbon taxing, wetland conservation, sustainable agriculture, active transportation and composting.