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Lake Winnipeg Foundation Spring & Summer Newsletter

May 31, 2016

Preventing the Spraed of Zebra Mussels

Zebra mussels are now established throughout Lake Winnipeg, and are also present in the Red River and in Cedar Lake.

In November 2015, the Manitoba government passed new legislation aimed at preventing further spread of zebra mussels and other aquatic invasive species (AIS). Just as Manitobans are expected to know and ovey speed limits on our roadways, boaters and other water users must be familiar with the new AIS regulations that protect our waterways. It is now illegal to transport AIS, aquatic plants or mud on water-related equipment.

This summer, make sure you're following the law:

  • Clean, drain and dry out your boat, trailer and other gear (including fishing tackle, water skis and ropes) before moving them.
  • Dispose of live bait in the trash.
  • Keep drain plugs out when hauling boats.
  • Stop at inspection stations on the highway and submit your boat for examination.

Read the full article and find in Lake Winnipeg Foundation’s Spring & Summer 2016 Newsletter!



Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program

May 22, 2016

Through investments in community infrastructure, the Government of Canada will invest in projects that celebrate our heritage, create jobs, and improve the quality of life for Canadians.

Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) has received an additional $46.2 million in funding through Budget 2016 as part the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program to invest in projects aiming to rehabilitate existing community infrastructure in Western Canada.

WD will be seeking new applications under a second call for proposals that will open on May 24th. Under the second call for proposals priority will be given to:

  • Recreational facilities;
  • Projects that support a clean growth economy (i.e., energy efficiency upgrades); and/or,
    • Projects that support Indigenous communities and Peoples.



Willis Park to be Rededicated

May 19, 2016
As part of West St. Paul’s Centennial celebrations, Willis Park will be rededicated as Centennial Park on May 26.
Families will have a chance to plant a tree at the park, and once planted, will be theirs to nurture at the park through the years. Also part of the celebrations are two soccer games as well as a Tiger bouncy castle. Mayor Bruce Henley will deliver remarks on behalf of the Municipality.
A time capsule will also be buried to mark the first 100 years of West St. Paul.
Festivities will begin at 5:30 p.m., with an unveiling to follow at 6 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.

St. Andrews Rectory Survey

March 20, 2016

The St. Andrews Rectory is a site for the whole community to enjoy. Have your say and share what you think it should become in this one page online form. This Heritage Centre currently featured exhibits about the Red River architecture, the roles of the Church Missionary Society and the Church of England in the settlement of the Red River, as well as many kitchen, household and personal artifacts. All opinions and suggestions are greatly appreciated! Take the survey today!



World Water Day 2016

February 26, 2016

World Water Day is an international observance and an opportunity to learn more about water related issues, be inspired to tell others, and take action to make a difference.


On World Water Day, people everywhere show that they care and that they have the power to make a difference. They get inspired by information and use it to take action and change things. This year many will focus on the power that water and jobs have to transform people’s lives. Nearly all jobs are related to water and those that ensure its sage delivery. But today, millions of people who work in water are often not recognized or even protected by basic labour rights. This needs to change. Read more.


World Water Day is an opportunity to learn more and be inspired to tell others. Read reports, watch videos and download teaching material from the international water community. See more.


Water is work, water is art and water is change.


Take a look at these great ressources

Water on the Land: Sustainable Stormwater Management Guide


Red River Basin Water Systems Grade 8 Curriculum Guide for Teachers


Stormwater Management Video H20 IQ