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Manitoba premier will tour flooded lands next week
Manitoba Premier Greg Selinger says he will tour flooded areas in the southwestern part of the province next week, and those regions will get disaster assistance funds.

The Pas declares state of emergency as waters rise
The Pas and a nearby First Nation have declared local states of emergency as waters continue to rise on the nearby Saskatchewan and Carrot Rivers.

By the numbers: 2013 Alberta floods
The City of Calgary says only a small number of buildings may still be without power in the downtown core after last week’s devastating floods in southern Alberta that left three dead.

'The lake is not dead'
Lake Winnipeg is the 11th-largest lake in the world, but it is an inland ocean that also has huge problems.
It now has the title of most threatened lake in the world. Just about every summer, thick blooms of blue-green algae scuttle the plans of swimmers and make fishing difficult.

Fracking on the rise in Manitoba
Manitobans could soon know a little more about some of the environmentally-worrisome effects of fracking in the province’s booming oilpatch.

Water Issues Ripple Through Obama Climate Change Speech
President Obama’s climate change speech on Tuesday from Georgetown University was full of references to climate change impacts on water availability, flooding, and drought. 
New research by the International Institute for Sustainable Development has confirmed what Keystone Agricultural Producers president Doug Chorney already knew about how farmers manage fertilizer in this province.

Upcoming Events

Green Drinks
July 5, 2013 starting at 4:30pm
Kings Head Pub, 120 King Street

Organized by the Manitoba Eco-Network, Green Drinks is an informal once-a-month get together of individuals who are working for the environment, be that in government, consulting, nonprofit, or in your spare time. Come out to make new friends, reconnect with old acquaintances, and unwind at the end of your week.

Lake Winnipeg Foundation's 3rd Annual Golf-Fore-Water
July 16th, 2013
Larters at St Andrews

Individual Registration:  $215.00 or Team Entry – 4 golfers:  $740.00 ($185 per golfer)
Your Entry Fee includes:

  • Driving range use from 9:00 am
  • Green fees, tee gift,  and shared golf cart
  • Light BBQ lunch
  • 18 holes of Texas scramble ~ Shotgun start 1 pm
  • Putting Contest begins 11:30 am
  • Special Tee competitions
  • Dinner immediately follows tournament
  • Awards ceremony and awesome prizes!
Your participation supports the Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s mission to restore and protect the health of Lake Winnipeg. To register, please visit

Lake Winnipeg Foundation's Walk for Water
Join us for our 5 km community Walk for Water events held in Grindstone on Monday August 5th, and in Victoria Beach, Matlock and Gimli on Sunday August 11th.
Collect pledges from family and friends to raise funds to support the Lake Winnipeg Foundation's mission
. For more information please visit


Counting Every Drop
This report argues that the B.C. provincial government should safeguard the public interest by creating a robust, publicly accessible water-use database that covers all withdrawals from both surface and groundwater sources by major users.

Read the first report in the series: From Stream to Steam: Emerging Challenges for BC's Interlinked Water and Energy Resources

Job Opportunities

Manitoba Eco-Network is Hiring
Manitoba Eco-Network is seeking a dynamic, organized individual to fill the position of Coordinator. Please see job posting for more details
The deadline for applications is July 15th at noon.  Interviews will be held July 24th through 26th.  The position will start on Monday, August 19th.

Save Our Seine hiring Executive Director
Seeking a highly organized person with demonstrated communication, project planning and fund raising skills, to assist in implementing our stewardship and awareness initiatives. The position begins in September 2013 and lasts for at least 14 months. Apply by July 15th.
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