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Winnipeg School Named Greenest in Canada

Winnipeg School Named Greenest in Canada

By Sarah Klein

Amber Trails School
Amber Trails Community School (WOLFROM ENGINEERING)

Winnipeg’s Amber Trails Community School has been named the greenest in the country by the Canada Green Building Council.

The 78,000-square-foot school is one of the most recent additions to the Seven Oaks School Division.

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Litter Rates Decrease as More Manitobans Recycling Beverage Containers

Litter Rates Decrease as More Manitobans Recycling Beverage Containers

Recycle EverywhereWINNIPEG — Litter rates for empty beverage containers are decreasing across Manitoba as more people toss them into the recycle bin instead of the landfill.

New numbers from the Canadian Beverage Container Recycling Association (CBCRA) and its Recycle Everywhere program show both Winnipeg and Brandon deceased their litter rates by 74 and 87 percent, respectively, in 2017.

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U.S. Cuts to Energy Star Could Spell Trouble for Canadian Climate Plan

U.S. Cuts to Energy Star Could Spell Trouble for Canadian Climate Plan

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Jim Carr
Minister of Natural Resources Jim Carr holds a press conference after hosting the annual Canadian Council of Forest Ministers in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 15, 2017. Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr is adding cabinet weight to a lobbying effort against proposed U.S. budget cuts to the popular and effective Energy Star program. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Sean Kilpatrick)

OTTAWA – Natural Resources Minister Jim Carr is adding cabinet weight to a lobbying effort against proposed U.S. budget cuts to the popular and effective Energy Star program.

If the U.S. goes ahead with a plan to slash the Energy Star budget by 40 per cent it could cripple the program and put at risk up to one-third of the emissions reductions Canada hopes to achieve from its national climate change action plan.

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Manitoba, Saskatchewan Could Lose Millions from Ottawa’s $2B Carbon Fund

Manitoba, Saskatchewan Could Lose Millions from Ottawa’s $2B Carbon Fund

By Mia Rabson, The Canadian Press

Catherine McKenna
Minister of Environment and Climate Change Catherine McKenna walks to a news conference in the Foyer of the House of Commons in Ottawa, Thursday June 15, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA – Manitoba and Saskatchewan have been given until the end of December to sign on to the federal government’s national climate change agreement to avoid losing out on millions of dollars to help cut emissions.

Environment Minister Catherine McKenna unveiled details Thursday of the Trudeau government’s promised $2-billion Low Carbon Economy Fund, to be spent in two streams over the next five years.

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Hazardous Conditions Caused by Climate Change Put Arctic Research Study on Ice

Hazardous Conditions Caused by Climate Change Put Arctic Research Study on Ice

By John Cotter, The Canadian Press

Climate Change
The port of La Scie, N.L. is shown in a handout photo taken from the CCGS Amundsen helicopter on June 8, 2017. An Arctic climate change study has been cancelled because warming temperatures have filled the sea off northern Newfoundland with hazardous ice. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO-David Barber)

An Arctic climate change study has been cancelled because warming temperatures have filled the sea off northern Newfoundland with hazardous ice up to eight metres thick.

Instead of cruising north with a team of scientists, the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Amundsen has been busy freeing fishing boats and helping other ships surrounded in ice that usually doesn’t travel so far south at this time of year.

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Winnipeg Receives Over $25K in Grants for Tree, Shrub Planting

Winnipeg Receives Over $25K in Grants for Tree, Shrub Planting

By David Klassen

Tree Grants
Councillors Janice Lukes and Matt Alard (second and third), along with Kate Fenske, CN community affairs lead for Manitoba, plant a tree in Glengarry Park on Saturday, June 10, 2017. (@CITYOFWINNIPEG / TWITTER)

Two federal grants awarded Saturday will help the City of Winnipeg plant an additional 200 trees and 200 shrubs in natural areas and other public green spaces this year.

A $1,600 grant from Tree Canada — Tree to Our Nature Canada 150 Legacy Program, and $25,000 from the CN EcoConnexions — From the Ground Up Program, will plant trees throughout the city, and in communities where CN operates.

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Barack Obama Decries Lack of U.S. Leadership on Climate Change

Barack Obama Decries Lack of U.S. Leadership on Climate Change

By The Canadian Press

Barack Obama
Former U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at the convention centre in Montreal, Tuesday, June 6, 2017. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chaisson)

MONTREAL – Former U.S. president Barack Obama has again decried what he calls the lack of American leadership on climate change.

In a speech to the Montreal Board of Trade on Tuesday, Obama did not mention U.S. President Donald Trump by name but clearly targeted his successor’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate change agreement.

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Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews Speaks Out on Climate Change in Instagram Post

Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews Speaks Out on Climate Change in Instagram Post

By The Canadian Press

Jonathan Toews
Chicago Blackhawks centre Jonathan Toews (19) is shown during the first period of an NHL hockey game against the Tampa Bay Lightning, in Tampa, Fla. on Jan. 21, 2016. Hockey star Jonathan Toews says the only way to solve climate change is to set aside personal agendas and think on a broader scale. The Chicago Blackhawks captain and two-time Canadian Olympic champion posted a picture on Instagram Friday night of himself walking through a wooded area, along with a lengthy message related to recent events. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/ AP Chris O’Meara)

Hockey star Jonathan Toews says the only way to solve climate change is to set aside personal agendas and think on a broader scale.

The Chicago Blackhawks captain and two-time Canadian Olympic champion posted a picture on Instagram Friday night of himself walking through a wooded area, along with a lengthy message related to recent events.

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