The province will spend $6 million over the next four years towards climatic and wildlife research in Manitoba’s north.
Science, Technology and Energy and Mines Minister Jim Rondeau said today the funding will go towards the Churchill Northern Studies Centre (CNSC).
The money will be used to finish renovations at the CNSC’s facility and the construction of new laboratory and classroom facilities.
The non-profit centre, on the site of a former rocket range, studies the impact of climate change on the north, polar bear health and water quality.
Each year about 125 scientists from more than 22 universities and 10 government departments from across the country use the centre, along with 600 members of the public involved in university courses and naturalist tours.