Oct 19 16Manitoba’s best opportunity to help fight climate change
Many views have been expressed recently about how Manitoba can do its part to help address climate change. The potential for a carbon tax or a cap and trade system have dominated these discussions. Many wonder how Manitoba can make a significant contribution to the effort when we are responsible for only a small fraction of global emissions.
Sep 09 16Know the North guest blog #6 - Lessons in Positivity
Our trip this summer was a steep learning curve for me on multiple fronts. (I mean, sure I had paddled before… but 46 straight days of paddling really gave me an opportunity to perfect skills that I may have previously considered to be more than adequate...) To my surprise, the most important lesson that I learned had nothing at all to do with canoeing.
Sep 02 16Declining moose numbers prompt online surveys ahead of 50th North American moose conference
Reported declines in the moose population have prompted the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS) to seek answers from experts and the public in the hope of preventing the species from becoming threatened like its relative the woodland caribou.
Sep 01 16CPAWS mobilizes a flotilla of canoes to celebrate 25 years of success in Manitoba
To celebrate its 25th anniversary of wilderness conservation in the province, the Manitoba Chapter of the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is hosting a paddling event on the Assiniboine River.
Aug 31 16Know the North guest blog #5 - A Land of Stories
If you have ever paddled on a seldom-traveled river, you likely know the joy of seeing a rock that has been marked with canoe paint. Rocks donning red, green, and yellow streaks can be found in shallow creeks, at campsite landings, and in eddies along the river. To me, these little splashes of colour have always been reassuring. They suggest that you are on the right path...
Jul 18 16Know the North guest blog #4 - Snapshots of the trip!
As the trip's media coordinator, I have the delight and honour of getting almost daily updates from Know the North. Even 120 characters can paint quite the picture. Here are a few highlights (edited for coherence, grammar, and spelling) from the past two weeks that the trip has been out on the water. Lots of challenges already, and many more to come. But endless rewards.
Jul 11 16CPAWS sounds alarm over Parks Canada’s shift away from nature conservation in our national parks
In its latest annual report released in advance of Canada Parks Day, the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society (CPAWS) is calling on Parks Canada to re-focus on its legal obligation to protect nature as the first priority for managing our national parks, and to immediately stop development in Banff and Jasper National Parks.
Jun 01 16The Boreal is Water
Wetlands, lakes and rivers are not simply IN the Boreal, they ARE the boreal.
May 22 16International Day for Biological Diversity - MB underusing effective tools to preserve biodiversity
In Manitoba, community land use planning and the Protected Areas Initiative are powerful tools to achieve biodiversity conservation targets. CPAWS hopes the new provincial government will employ these tools as means to achieve a sustainable future for the province.
May 09 16Rejuvenating our connection to nature
The term ‘Nature Deficit Disorder’ was coined by author Richard Luov to describe the ‘human cost of alienation from the natural world.’ As Collyer explained the term is not medically recognized and often contested but has served to bring into one conversation the suite of issues surrounding nature, societal changes, health and technology, particularly as they relate to children.