Dec 04 01
Re: Park reserve expansion urged (Aug 30)

I’m delighted Manitoba Conservation Minister Stan Struthers is so
enthusiastic about the proposed provincial park on the south-west basin of
Lake Winnipeg.

The new Ochiwasahow (Fisher Bay) park, championed by the
Fisher River Cree Nation, will stretch four times the size of Winnipeg and
provide an...


Dec 04 01
Re: Parks group calls for action to protect Manitoba caribou (Aug 30)

The Woodland caribou is an icon of the great Canadian wilderness. We celebrate this majestic species by placing its image on our 25-cent piece. But the flip side of our Canadian quarter is a tale of human-caused habitat loss that’s lead to the destruction of the very species we commemorate on this...


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...


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