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Water diversion application process to improve

Water diversion application process to improve

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative) announced last Wednesday Aug. 2/2017 it is settling its challenge to the Waukesha Diversion Approval with an agreement to collaborate on improving the review of water diversion applications in the future. The agreement between the Cities Initiative and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water […]

POCOMAR: Serving the community on the water

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POCOMAR: Serving the community on the water

If you’ve never been in distress on the water, you may have never heard of POCOMAR. But for those who have needed their assistance, whether it’s because their boat ran aground or became disabled, they quickly learn what the unit is all about. POCOMAR – Port Colborne Marine Auxilliary Rescue – is an all-volunteer, non-profit […]

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Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative mayors mobilize over Great Lakes restoration and climate change

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Great Lakes & St. Lawrence Cities Initiative mayors mobilize over Great Lakes restoration and climate change

Member mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative met at their annual meeting and conference, hosted by outgoing Chair Mayor Denis Coderre, in Montreal. “This has been a very busy year. The Trump administration backed out of cutting the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative for the remainder of 2017, but we must continue […]

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Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial Task Force launches community campaign with online donation platform

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Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial Task Force launches community campaign with online donation platform

After fundraising more than $700,000 to date, the Welland Canal Fallen Workers Memorial Task Force is seeking support from the community to complete the project and install the memorial later this year. Mayor Walter Sendzik and fundraising chair Greg Wight kicked off the community fundraising campaign with a donation from the Lynch family, descendants of […]

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Intense training for POCOMAR crews during annual SAREX

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Intense training for POCOMAR crews during annual SAREX

Intense. That’s how Norm Dashwood, commander of Port Colborne Marine Auxiliary Rescue (POCOMAR) unit, described it as a Royal Canadian Air Force CH-146 Griffon hovered within 10 metres or less of the unit’s main vessel, P1, Saturday afternoon on Lake Erie. The helicopter, from 424 Transport and Rescue Squadron at 8 Wing/CFB Trenton, had lowered […]

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Proposed US federal budget cuts threaten Great Lakes

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Proposed US federal budget cuts threaten Great Lakes

The Trump Administration released its proposed 2018 budget to Congress today, eliminating $300 million in funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI). The GLRI provides funding for cleaning up toxic waste sites, improving storm water management, combatting invasive species like Asian carp, and protecting habitat for fish and wildlife in the basin. Waterfront cities […]

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