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Featured image for “Honouring the Water Gathering in Churchill, Manitoba”
June 6th, 2024

Honouring the Water Gathering in Churchill, Manitoba

Celebrate Hudson Bay with events in Churchill to honour water and explore opportunities to secure a healthy future for people and wildlife.
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May 28th, 2024

The Dreamer Who United Four Nations to Protect a Watershed: Remembering Ernie Bussidor

Manitoba lost a champion of nature when Ernie Bussidor died in his sleep on January 27, 2024 at the age of 67. And I lost a friend.
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April 4th, 2024

Bird Recorders Will Support Conservation in FRCN

Two wildlife audio recorders were set up in FRCN as part of a project to study how birds migrate through, breed, and live in the Interlake.
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February 15th, 2024

Seal River Watershed: Get to Know the Animals and Birds We Are Working to Protect

There are 261 known species in the Seal River Watershed, of which 19 are at risk. Here are some of the beautiful animals whose habitat could be preserved thanks to the stewardship of the Seal River Watershed Alliance.
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January 22nd, 2024

Watershed a Gem: Letter to Editor

The joined hands of Indigenous leadership and the governments of Manitoba and Canada to protect nature is conservation done right.
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January 18th, 2024

Indigenous-led Conservation Initiative Protects 50,000 sq km in Northern Manitoba

Four First Nations secured interim protection for the Seal River Watershed, a pristine wilderness nearly as large as Nova Scotia.
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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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June 7th, 2018

Eighteen-year-old paddler attempting solo kayak trip around Lake Winnipeg

Alex Martin, an 18-year-old kayaker from Winnipeg who is graduating from high school this June, is attempting to circumnavigate the entire shoreline of Lake Winnipeg by kayak – a 1,750 km trip that he will be attempting solo which will take approximately two months to complete.
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February 20th, 2018

Re: Strange way to honour World Wetlands Day (Feb. 8)

These initiatives demonstrate that our provincial government has the know-how to become a leader in Canada in the conservation and stewardship of wetlands. The test will be in how this knowledge is implemented on the ground. I look forward to the new legislation and to the boreal conservation policy for
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June 5th, 2017

A fleeting opportunity to conserve the greatest intact watershed in Manitoba

The waters that drain into these areas are sourced from roughly 1.4 million square kilometres of the North American landscape (about twice the size of Alberta), a region that includes concentrated development as well as large areas of intact Boreal forest.
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April 5th, 2017

Boreal Lands Serve Boreal Waters

It’s easy to ignore what we don’t see. As terrestrial beings, we rarely have the opportunity to observe the dynamism unfolding in aquatic systems. By extension, it can be difficult to visualize the impacts our actions have on this realm.
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October 21st, 2016

Province asks you how parks that support moose and Lake Winnipeg should be managed

First nominated for protection by Kinonjeoshtegon First Nation, Kinwow and Sturgeon Bay Provincial Parks were officially established along the shores of Lake Winnipeg in 2015. CPAWS supported this effort by facilitating hundreds of letters to the province calling for park designation. Manitoba Sustainable Development has drafted management plans for these
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