Dec 04 01
Province gives $2.5M for aboriginal land-use planning

The province is giving the Wabanong Nakaygum Okimawin (WNO) Council of Chiefs $2.5 million over five years for land-use planning in their traditional area on the east side of Lake Winnipeg.

“Traditional land-use planning will assist First Nations and Aboriginal Peoples with mapping burial and other...


Dec 04 01
Natural Wealth of the Mackenzie Region close to $500 Billion, says report

The natural Wealth of the Mackenzie Region is close to $500 billion, according to a report released today by the Canadian Boreal Initiative (CBI).

The report, The Real Wealth of the Mackenzie Region, authored by two ecological economists Sara Wilson and Mark Anielski, estimates the ecological goods...


Dec 04 01
National tour to save Nahanni wilderness stops in Winnipeg

Winnipeg, Manitoba - James Keelaghan, Dr. Derek Ford, and Harvey Locke will appear at the Winnipeg Art Gallery Friday, November 18th as part of a cross-country tour to encourage Canadians to help protect the Northwest Territories’ spectacular Nahanni wilderness. The current boundaries of the...


Dec 04 01
Put Caribou On Threatened List: Experts

The Manitoba government’s continued refusal to include the woodland caribou on its endangered species list is contributing to the species’ declining numbers, according to wilderness experts.

Manitoba wildlife conservation experts say the province’s efforts to date - including a recently published...


Dec 04 01
Manitoba Government Releases Caribou Strategy

After years of delays, the Manitoba government has released its Conservation and Recovery Strategy for Boreal Woodland Caribou. The Strategy is a weaker, watered-down version of its predecessor that fails to embrace what is truly needed to create a healthy future for threatened woodland caribou -...


Dec 04 01
Province Provides $500,000 to Support Development of Land-use Planning on East Side of Lake Winnipeg

The province is providing $500,000 to support land-use planning on the
East Side of Lake Winnipeg which will give local communities a greater
say over how resources in the region are utilized, Conservation Minister
Stan Struthers announced today.

“We want the people of the area to have input into...


Dec 04 01
Official supporters of the Fisher Bay provincial park as proposed by FRCN and CPAWS
  • Manitoba citizens - over 18,000 letters of support sent to the Manitoba government
  • Bill Blaikie - Manitoba NDP Conservation Minister
  • Jon Gerrard - Liberal leader, Manitoba Legislature
  • James Bezan - Conservative Member of Parliament, Selkirk-Interlake (location of Fisher Bay)
  • James Beddome - Manitoba...

Dec 04 01
Park will be gift to Canada and the world

LAST March, Premier Gary Doer and David Anderson, then federal environment minister, signed an agreement to work toward the creation of Manitoba’s third national park in the northern Interlake by May 2005, and to complete public consultations by the end of 2004.

The year is now over, and the...


Dec 04 01
Our Parks Deserve Better

In the column that appeared on January 4, “Good management lets everyone enjoy Manitoba’s provincial parks”, Mr. Robert Sopuck outlines the many activities that take place in our parks,

including cottaging, hunting, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, fishing, logging, commercial outfitting and trapping,...


Dec 04 01
Battle for the Beach

A recent article, “Battle for the Beach” (August 30, 2003), and two subsequent editorials call for major commercial developments in Grand Beach Provincial Park and surrounding area.


Why do provincial parks exist? The three purposes of Manitoba’s provincial parks from The Provincial Parks Act are to...


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