Manitoba’s northerners and interested citizens are gathering in Opaskwayak Cree Nation today to discuss the future of the province’s Boreal Region, a vast, largely intact tract of forest and wetlands that accounts for approximately 80 per cent of Manitoba’s landscape.
To build or not to build?
The public debate has largely centered on the question of where do we erect a Bipole III major hydro transmission line – on the east or west side of the province? Now we are asking the most important questions, the ones we should have discussed first. To build or not to build? Is it good for Manitoba to construct Bipole III and the northern dams that would feed it?
Scientists weigh in on Bipole, boreal forest
More than 75 scientists from around the world are urging Manitoba to protect one of the Earth’s largest intact boreal forests.
The Majesty of Manitoba Preserved
The remote reserve of the Poplar River nation occupies a tiny cranny of the vast boreal forest that circles the Northern hemisphere like a verdant tonsure, stretching across Canada, Scandinavia, and Russia’s upper reaches. During summer, people and supplies access this small eastern Manitoba community by air or river barge. In winter, a temporary road carved from snow and ice leads to Poplar River. The Ojibwe who call this home have hunted and fished here for thousands of years.
Bipole III: $11,000 vs $13.68
Here’s a partial transcript of what happened Monday night at the legislative building. It was sent to me by the NDP. The Selinger government sees itself increasingly under pressure from … Read More
Manitoba Hydro needs clean-energy image
DEAR EDITOR, In his May 6 column, Will Yanks pay for NDP mistake?, Garland Laliberte gives the false impression that Manitoba Hydro faces no risks and no challenges when it … Read More
Major flood could be disastrous for Lake Winnipeg: minister
Christine Melnick A major spring flood could be disastrous for Lake Winnipeg, which is already beset by huge algae blooms during the summer months, warns Water Stewardship Minister Christine Melnick. … Read More
West-side hydro line right approach: lobby group
U.S. conservationists back NDP strategy A U.S.-based conservation group has weighed into the Manitoba Hydro Bipole III debate, arguing that moving the transmission line down the east side of Lake … Read More
Location not the issue
In response to commentary by Canadian Taxpayers Federation (Bipole III boondoggle no longer affordable, Feb. 8), we would like to provide the following perspective. Based on a spreadsheet prepared a … Read More
Hydro line could run under lake
Study looks at what may come after Bipole III The not-yet built Bipole III will be maxed out once the next generation of dams is constructed, raising the spectre of … Read More