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Ontario convening leaders to discuss Great Lakes, water protection

Ontario convening leaders to discuss Great Lakes, water protection

Government to convene Great Lakes Guardians’ Council Government of Ontario press release – To mark World Water Day, Ontario’s government is working for the people to protect the water quality and ecosystems of the Great Lakes as part of its commitment in the Made-in-Ontario Environment Plan. On April 23/2019, Rod Phillips, Minister of the Environment, Conservation […]

Canadian and US mayors call for immediate action on Asian Carp

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Canadian and US mayors call for immediate action on Asian Carp

Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative press release – Mayors from Canada and the US urged immediate action on the threat of Asian carp at Brandon Road Lock and Dam in the Chicago Area Waterway system on Friday, Feb. 22/2019. The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative), a coalition of Canadian […]

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Projects identified to address Lake Erie algae

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Projects identified to address Lake Erie algae

Funding awarded for testing phosphorus reduction technology GLSLCI press release – The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) has chosen five projects from 11 proposals to develop and test technologies that intercept and remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff. Phosphorus entering the system contributes to the growth of harmful algal blooms in the Thames River and […]

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More funding for new phosphorus technologies to clean up Lake Erie

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More funding for new phosphorus technologies to clean up Lake Erie

The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) received nearly $200,000 from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership to develop and test technologies that intercept and remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff. Phosphorus entering the system contributes to the growth of harmful algal blooms in the Thames River and Lake Erie. “As a group representing mayors and farm groups, […]

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Celebrating Port Colborne’s marine heritage

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Celebrating Port Colborne’s marine heritage

Port Colborne is all geared up for the 40th annual Canal Days Marine Heritage Festival, a festival that celebrates the city’s long relationship with the marine industry as a result of the Welland Canal. John Maloney, the Mayor of Port Colborne, invites everyone to come and sit by the canal to watch the ships go […]

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Government announces Great Lakes Protection Initiative funding

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Government announces Great Lakes Protection Initiative funding

The Government of Canada has shown a commitment to help protect and restore freshwater resources across Canada with an announcement of funding for programs geared towards these goals of protection and restoration. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change made the announcement Thursday July 19/2018 at a press conference in Port Colborne. Before making […]

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