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Opposition Grows to Schedule 6 in Bill 229

Opposition has been growing to Schedule 6, which amends the Conservation Authorities Act and Planning Act, in Bill 229 that was tabled as part...

Conservation Ontario Recommends Removing Schedule 6 from Bill 229

Conservation Ontario (CO) recommends the Province of Ontario remove Schedule 6, which amends the Conservation Authorities Act and the Planning Act, from the proposed...

Rob Baldwin to Join Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority as CAO

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) has announced that Robert (Rob) Baldwin will be joining the organization as the chief administrative officer (CAO)...

Conservation Halton Concerned About Proposed Changes to Conservation Authorities Act

Conservation Halton (CH) has reviewed the Province’s proposed changes to the Conservation Authorities Act (CA Act), which were released in the 2020 Ontario Budget...

Funding Announced to Help Cowichan Valley Deal with Droughts and Flooding

Federal funding has been announced to help the Cowichan Watershed deal with increased winter storms and summer drought. “With severe weather events on the rise,...

Assessing the Ottawa River—Informing the Public on the Quality of the Watershed

It’s an expression that resonates on so many levels in the water quality and watershed health assessment world! Inviting people to join, to enjoy,...

Essential Watershed Management—Remembering the Walkerton Drinking Water Tragedy

Twenty years ago, in May 2000, a municipal well in the Town of Walkerton, Ontario became contaminated with deadly bacteria. Seven people including a...

LSRCA CAO, Michael Walters, Announces Retirement

The Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority’s (LSRCA) Chief Administrative Officer/Secretary Treasurer Michael Walters is retiring after a long career dedicated to protecting and restoring...

Freshwater Field Kits to Provide Hands-On Learning for U of G Students

University of Guelph (U of G) students in a fourth-year freshwater course will be able to use custom-made field kits to conduct stream sampling...

New Initiative Will Remove Plastics from the Great Lakes

The Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR), thanks to funding from Environment and Climate Change Canada, has announced the launch of the first...

Government Funding Helping to Preserve Seal River Watershed

Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, announced that the Government of Canada has invested $3.2 million in the Seal River Watershed Indigenous...

New Research Aims to Support Recovery of Fish at Risk of Extinction in Lower Great Lakes

A new research and habitat recovery project aims to support the recovery of fish and freshwater mussel species that are currently at risk of...

Chandra Sharma Becomes Permanent CAO of Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

The Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) announced that the Board of Directors has offered current CAO-Secretary Treasurer, Chandra Sharma, a permanent tenure with the...

Manitoba Invests in Projects to Support Watershed Management

The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation has selected 20 new projects that will receive more than $5.6 million in funding. The projects will help ensure...

Government of Ontario Makes Investment to Protect Lake Simcoe

The Ontario government announced that it is investing $581,000 in four new projects to help find better ways to reduce the amount of pollutants,...

Manitoba Issues Flood Warning for Northwestern Communities

Manitoba Infrastructure’s Hydrologic Forecast Centre has issued a flood warning related to high water entering Manitoba from Saskatchewan and potential rises along the Churchill...

New Initiatives Underway in Shediac Bay Watershed

The Government of New Brunswick’s technical working group tasked with developing a management plan for Shediac Bay watershed, which includes Parlee Beach, is expected...

Manitoba Releases Made-In-Manitoba Best Practices for Boreal Wetlands

The Manitoba government has released the Boreal Wetlands Conservation Codes of Practice, according to announcement made by Agriculture and Resource Development Minister Blaine Pedersen. The Codes...

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