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Ottawa Providing $3.8M to Improve Health of Lake Winnipeg

Ottawa Providing $3.8M to Improve Health of Lake Winnipeg

Catherine McKenna
Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna makes a funding announcement, alongside Winnipeg South MP Terry Duguid, in Gimli, Manitoba on Thursday, August 2, 2018. (@CATHMCKENNA / TWITTER)

The federal government is funding 23 new projects under the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program in an effort to improve the health of the watershed.

Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna was in Gimli, Manitoba Thursday and made the $3.8 million funding announcement in the town’s harbour.

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Sewage Leak Prompts Swim Warning for Gimli, Area Beaches

Sewage Leak Prompts Swim Warning for Gimli, Area Beaches

Gimli, Manitoba
(Gimli, Manitoba image via Shutterstock)

Construction crews working in Gimli on Tuesday punctured a waste-water treatment line, leading to untreated waste-water making its way toward Lake Winnipeg.

The province is advising people not to enter the water at Gimli Beach, Loni Beach and South Beach until water samples for E. coli confirm no surface water contamination.

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Wind Could Significantly Raise Levels on Lake Winnipeg, Lake Manitoba: Province

Wind Could Significantly Raise Levels on Lake Winnipeg, Lake Manitoba: Province

Lake Winnipeg
Beach and dock along shores of Lake Winnipeg (FILE)

WINNIPEG — The Hydrologic Forecast Centre of Manitoba Infrastructure is reporting a strong wind-effect warning for the South Basin of Lake Winnipeg and south Lake Manitoba areas Friday afternoon and Saturday.

“Wind speed and direction could raise levels by as much as three to five feet with the highest setup occurring as a result of the strongest winds,” the centre said in a release. “In addition, these winds can result in significant wave action on shorelines.”

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Liberals Would Have Minister Focused on Lake Winnipeg

Liberals Would Have Minister Focused on Lake Winnipeg

Rana Bokhari
Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari is shown in a handout photo. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/HO)

Manitoba’s Liberal Party would assign a minister specifically to tackle Lake Winnipeg issues if elected.

Leader Rana Bokhari says her government would amend the Phosphorus Reduction Act to eliminate phosphorus from all soaps including industrial-use soaps and detergents.

“Manitoba has some of the most beautiful lakes and rivers in the world and we need to start taking concrete steps to protect them or the next generation will not be able to enjoy them,” Bokhari said.

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NDP Pledge $500,000 to Protect Lake Winnipeg

NDP Pledge $500,000 to Protect Lake Winnipeg

Greg Selinger
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Trevor Hagan)

Manitoba’s NDP government says it will spend $500,000 to help protect Lake Winnipeg.

Party leader Greg Selinger made the announcement at FortWhyte Alive on Tuesday, which also happens to be World Water Day.

Selinger said the funding would be allocated to the International Institute for Sustainable Development’s research at the Experimental Lakes Area, the Lake Winnipeg Foundation, and the Lake Winnipeg Research Consortium.

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