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September 3rd, 2021

Letter to the Editor: Make Assiniboine Forest a National Park

Assiniboine Forest would be an outstanding choice as a national park within Winnipeg.
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September 18th, 2018

Keeping water healthy (letter to the Editor)

We are blessed as a nation with an abundance of fresh water, yet we are squandering this life-giving resource. One only needs to look at the algae blooms menacing Lake Winnipeg to understand that our water stewardship is inadequate.
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May 22nd, 2018

Your Voice Needed Now to Protect Manitoba’s Provincial Parks From Logging and Mining!

Add your voice to the campaign to protect nature in Turtle Mountain and Duck Mountain provincial parks from industrial activities such as logging, mining, and oil/gas extraction.
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March 23rd, 2018

Temporary Protection for Amisk Park Reserve could lapse without public comments

The province is requesting your input by April 1 on their proposal to renew the protected status of Amisk Park Reserve. Without expressed support for continued protection, Amisk may once again be open for industrial resource activities that would impact the area’s pristine natural state.
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March 20th, 2018

New conservation trust holds potential

The province will create a $102-million Conservation Trust Fund intended to support the goals and objectives of our provincial climate strategy, particularly those related to conserving ecosystems and using natural solutions — such as restoring wetlands — to improve water quality.
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March 9th, 2018

Federal budget gives huge boost to conservation

The Winnipeg Free Press deserves high praise for its comprehensive coverage of the federal budget and what it means to Canadians, which includes conserving our incredible diversity of natural landscapes and wildlife. As reported, the federal budget allocates 1.3 billion dollars over 5 years “to expand protected areas and help
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February 27th, 2018

CPAWS MB celebrates “historic investment” in nature conservation in Federal Budget 2018

CPAWS applauds today’s announcement of 1.3 billion dollars over 5 years to protect Canada’s land, freshwater, and wildlife. This unprecedented investment will enable Canada to achieve its commitment to protect at least 17% of our land and freshwater by 2020. To date, Canada has protected 10.6% of our landscape; Manitoba
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November 26th, 2016

Protecting habitat foundational to protecting moose

Though it is concerning that the recent throne speech excludes commitments to advance the needle on protecting our valuable ecosystems, I am pleased it includes a provincial commitment to develop comprehensive co-management strategies to secure the long-term sustainability of our wildlife populations. Ultimately, the success of efforts to safeguard and
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March 24th, 2016

CPAWS releases citizen-backed provincial election questionnaire

With a provincial election on the horizon, the Canadian Parks & Wilderness Society (CPAWS) has today released an all-party questionnaire to help inform voters of party positions on issues related to the future of the vast Boreal region of Manitoba. The questions were developed with input from CPAWS members. Hundreds
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January 8th, 2016

Skownan First Nation wins Excellence in Sustainability Award

Chief Cameron Catcheway of Skownan First Nation has accepted an award from the Province of Manitoba for Excellence in Sustainability in the category of Water and Natural Areas Stewardship. The community was nominated in recognition of their work toward the designation of Chitek Lake Anishinaabe Provincial Park and for their
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December 22nd, 2015

New Boreal lands secured for nature in Manitoba

The province today announced the designation of two new provincial parks in the Boreal region as well as the designation or expansion of nine additional ecological reserves and one park.
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November 24th, 2015

New provincial commitment for Indigenous land use planning good news for communities, conservation

After announcing new support for Indigenous land use planning in their November 16 throne speech, Premier Selinger has today spoken at a press conference about the initiative. He was joined by Ron Thiessen, Executive Director of the Manitoba chapter of the Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society and Indigenous leaders from
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