Dec 04 01
Re: Canadians fear climate change: poll

It’s great to see Canadians are knowledgeable about climate change. Better yet, they want governments to take strong and immediate measures to reduce our nation’s impact.

Here in Manitoba, our provincial Climate Change Action Plan has received much acclaim. However, it just happens to be the best...

Dec 04 01
Species threatened with extinction: province

A bird and three plants have been added to the province’s list of species threatened with extinction.

The province made the announcement Monday, and also declared that a gull found in Churchill is officially endangered, not just threatened.

“Once they’re gone they’re irretrievable,” said Jim Duncan...

Dec 04 01
Manitoba boreal forest activist honoured

A woman from Manitoba who has been fighting to preserve one of the world’s last stretches of untouched boreal forest is one of six international activists to win a major environmental award, handed out Sunday in San Francisco.

Sophia Rabliauskas of the 1,200-member Poplar River First Nation received...

Dec 04 01
First Nations sign accord

THE province has signed an accord with 16 First Nations along the east side of Lake Winnipeg that ensures bands won’t get railroaded by development projects on their traditional lands.

The deal, in the works since 2000, kicks off what’s expected to be a long process of creating long-term development...

Dec 04 01
Air-horn alarm sounded

A Manitoba environmental protection group is sounding an alarm over air horns that contain substances that can harm the ozone layer.

The Manitoba Ozone Protection Industry Association (MOPIA) said two brands of air horns—the noisemakers often used at football and hockey games—contain...

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 -...

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