Be Inspired, Be Involved!
Looking for inspiration to get involved? Manitoba Eco-Network is pleased to be the Manitoba partner for David Suzuki's Blue Dot Tour. Come out to hear David Suzuki share about his experience, and the experiences of other Canadians in the environmental movement.
If you are someone who likes to get involved, ask questions, and respond to what is going on in Manitoba, there is lots for you to do right now. Learn about the Lake Manitoba outlet plans, hear the mayoral candidates' views on the environment, and submit your input on the drinking water guidelines. Keep reading to learn more.
Open House to look at options for Lake Manitoba Outlet
September 18, 5pm
Centennial Hall, Ashern
At the three hour open house, the province will present the preliminary results of its Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Conceptual Design Study and take public feedback.
The province is looking at six options to add more capacity to the already existing Fairford River Water Control Structure to allow more water to flow out of Lake Manitoba in high water years and into Lake St. Martin. At the same time, the province would also build a permanent outlet from Lake St. Martin to Lake Winnipeg.
CWRA Luncheon, Towards Sustainable Drainage: A Proposed New Regulatory Approach to Drainage Licensing in Manitoba
September 25, 2014, noon
Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Highway
Manitoba is looking at governing drainage and water retention works through the development of appropriate new regulations. As such, a consultation document entitled "Towards Sustainable Drainage: A Proposed New Regulatory Approach" was released in July 2014.
This presentation will provide an overview of this proposed new regulatory approach.
Featuring Guest Speaker:
Geoff Reimer, Water Control Works and Drainage Licensing, Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship.
Register by Sept 23 (noon) by contacting email@example.com.
Mayoral Sustainability Forum 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 7-9pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church, 603 Wellington Crescent
Where do the candidates stand on visions and plans for a more sustainable Winnipeg? Find out first hand at our upcoming Mayoral Forum.
The forum is sponsored by Green Action Centre, Manitoba Eco-Network, the Green Action Committee of the First Unitarian Universalist Church, and Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.
Richard Cloutier, News Director at CJOB 680, will moderate.
David Suzuki Blue Dot Tour
October 24 @7pm
Burton Cummings Theatre
Join David Suzuki for an inspiring evening. On his last national tour, David Suzuki shares the wisdom of a life full of action and celebrates Canadians who are standing up for the people and places they love. A special evening of inspiration, music and learning.
Special guests include:
Visit bluedot.ca for more info and to buy tickets
16th Canadian National Conference on Drinking Water (Canadian Water and Wastewater Association)
October 26 – 29, 2014.
- Cris Derksen and Tanya Tagaq
- Fred Penner
- Sierra Noble
- The Royal Winnipeg Ballet presents Dancers of Aspirant
Hilton, Lac Lemay, Gatineau, Quebec
The Conference, sponsored by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water (CDW), provides a unique pan-Canadian opportunity for water quality professionals and stakeholders to network and exchange views on current and emerging issues related to the provision of safe drinking water. The program will feature presentations on the latest in drinking water research.
Be sure to register soon to secure a spot.
The proposed guideline technical document on tetrachloroethylene in drinking water is available for public comment on Health Canada's web site at the following address:
Call for input
Interested parties are encouraged to provide comments and suggestions by September 16, 2014.