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Celebrating Port Colborne’s marine heritage

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 […]

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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Canadian and US Mayors stand united for shared economic prosperity

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Canadian and US Mayors stand united for shared economic prosperity

Mayors pledge to protect urban natural spaces, contribute to national target At the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative annual conference in Ajax Thursday, June 14/2018, Canadian and US mayors celebrated the strong, integrated relationship on environment and economy that binds our two countries and the Great Lakes St. Lawrence region as a whole. […]

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Living Lab research project to examine Lake Ontario shoreline flooding

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Living Lab research project to examine Lake Ontario shoreline flooding

Brock University press release – The flooding of coastal communities along Lake Ontario last year caused major damage and made people realize that century floods aren’t nearly as rare as the name implies. A new research collaboration between Brock University and the Town of Lincoln is aimed at helping the community understand how to deal […]

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Ontario and Canada support better water quality for Lake Erie

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Ontario and Canada support better water quality for Lake Erie

Partnering with Ducks Unlimited Canada to create and restore wetlands Ontario, in partnership with the Government of Canada, is improving water quality, restoring valuable habitats and supporting environmental protection for wetlands around Lake Erie. Through a partnership with Ducks Unlimited Canada, private landowners and conservation organizations, both the federal and Ontario governments have created 75 […]

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Canadian shipping applauds “historic international CO2 reduction strategy”

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Canadian shipping applauds “historic international CO2 reduction strategy”

The Chamber of Marine Commerce (CMC) fully supports the ambitious strategy adopted by the UN International Maritime Organization to reduce global marine shipping’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050. “An international agreement on this scale is an important first step towards developing a global path to reducing the carbon […]

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