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How navigable waters and environmental protection flow together
Steven Fletcher, the minister of state for transport, couldn’t have been more emphatic earlier this week when he asserted in the House that the Navigable Waters Protection Act “has always been and remains about navigation and navigation only.”

Lake Winnipeg nominated for 'Threatened Lake of the Year, 2013' award 
"As one of the largest lakes in the world, Lake Winnipeg is very well known, but not much is known internationally about the dramatic environmental problems of the lake and the wetlands in its watershed"

Tri-partner Agreement Signed to Enhance Soil Nutrient Management in Manitoba
The Province of Manitoba, the Canadian Fertilizer Institute (CFI) and Keystone Agriculture Producers (KAP) have signed a 4R Nutrient Stewardship memorandum of understanding (MOU) that formalizes a joint commitment to support agriculture production and environmental protection through improved fertilizer use.

Province gives Lake Winnipeg programs $600,000
Projects aimed at cleaning up Lake Winnipeg got a $600,000 shot in the arm today from the Selinger government.

Upcoming Events

Green Drinks - February 1, 2013
King's Head Pub & Eatery 120 King Street 5:00pm
All are welcome. Bring your friends! Please forward this invitation to friends and colleagues. Green Drinks is an informal once-a-month get together of individuals who are working for the environment, be that in government, consulting, ENGO's, or in your spare time. Come out to make new friends, reconnect with old acquaintances, and unwind at the end of your week.

Join the Conservation in Ottawa - March 18-21, 2013
Connecting Water Resources 2013: Changing the Water Paradigm will combine a unique mix of high-level plenary discussions, focused concurrent sessions, poster presentations and opportunities for multi-sector networking activities. The updated conference program will highlight practical water management solutions and areas where changes in practice, policy and investments are making a difference within the following topic areas of: New Municipal and Community Approaches, Water in the Resource Development Sector, and Agriculture and Food ProductionRegister by January 25th to take advantage of the Early Bird rate for the unique opportunities that you will experience this March in Ottawa with the Canadian Water Network and over 400 of your water colleagues.


Introducing the Waterkeeper Drink Guide

The Waterkeeper Drink Guide is a smartphone app that shows you current Canadian drinking water advisories. Using a sortable list or map view, you can quickly and easily identify communities across Canada where there are concerns about the quality of the drinking water. Drink Guide is a free app for Apple devices. An Android version will be available soon.

There are four types of drinking water advisories in the Waterkeeper Drink Guide. These advisories are updated daily by The Water Chronicles, based on information from official government sources:

  • Boil Water
  • Blue-Green Algae
  • Water Shortage
  • Do Not Consume.
1,2-dichloroethane in drinking water
The Guideline Technical Document for 1,2-dichloroethane in drinking water, which includes the proposed guideline, is now available for public comment on Health Canada's web site at the following address:

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