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Compare and Contrast: Millions of zebra shells wash up on shores of Lake Winnipeg
An infestation of zebra mussels has visitors to parts of Lake Winnipeg wading in the invasive species. Video from a Winnipegger this week shows thousands of mussels on the shores of the lake. Click here to continue reading
Bow River Bridge pathway closure is a 'typical seasonal step', town reports.
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The provincial government issued an advisory Thursday after the Bow River rose half a metre in a week at Lake Louise and Banff. The Town of Canmore responded to the rise by closing the pathway under the Bow River bridge. Click here to continue reading
Red Deer Lake residents have seen water levels drop steadily
A startling and unique puzzle related to Red Deer Lake could be on its way to a solution. Residents of the region were pleased to have some further information during a May 12 presentation from AEP about water levels. The exact cause is yet to be determined, but the meeting helped alleviate residents’ worries they were being ignored. Click here to continue reading
Compare and Contrast: Scientists are planning an oily bitumen spill in this Ontario lake
Researchers in northwestern Ontario are counting down the days until they can hop in a boat with a bucket of diluted bitumen, and pour it into a freshwater lake. On June 1, scientists at the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) are scheduled to intentionally spill crude oil into a lake near Kenora, a small city roughly three hours east of Winnipeg.Click here to continue reading
Edmonton debates keeping the Accidental Beach
Edmonton city councillors will get their first chance to really dig into the possibility of keeping the accidental beach in Cloverdale Wednesday. The first comprehensive report on what it would take to keep the beach is going to council’s executive committee and is first on the agenda. Click here to continue reading
‘Stop sucking’: Lethbridge restaurants no longer using plastic straws
“In Canada, we use 57-million plastic straws a day, that’s 15 school buses,” said Environment Lethbridge’s executive director, Kathleen Sheppard. One Lethbridge restaurant is now motivated to make some changes. Click here to continue reading
Springbank reservoir 10 months behind schedule due to environmental review
If approved, the Springbank dry reservoir will be 10 months behind schedule due to a year-long review by the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency. In order to speed along the process while waiting for approval, the provincial government said it will pre-select a contractor. Click here to continue reading