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March 26, 2017

 Your weekly roundup of Political, Environmental, Economic, Research, and Social headlines from around Lake Superior!

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#SuperiorPolitics - Ontario funding local Lake Superior projects

Local Organizations Benefit from Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund

Local Organizations Benefit from Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund

The Ontario government is providing local agencies with substantial funding from the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund for restoration and protection projects along the North Shore of Lake Superior. According to NetNewsLedger, the following organizations will receive funding: Lakehead Regional Conservation Authority: $49,000, for the support of two projects. Mission Island Shoreline Naturalization Project: Students to be recruited to assist …

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#SuperiorEnvironment - Rail company provides documents on nurdles assessment and cleanup; May 3rd meeting gathers participants from Nipigon, Lake Helen, Red Rock, Thunder Bay to discuss nurdle issue

CPR Forwards Documents About Nurdle Clean Up in Nipigon Bay

CPR Forwards Documents About Nurdle Clean Up in Nipigon Bay

Every Tuesday, we focus on Superior Environment stories. This article is part of a month-long focus on microplastics and their impact. Join us TONIGHT! May 3rd, 7pm-9pm at the Lake Helen Community Hall for an information session and discussion on microplastics issue. Click here for meeting details. Canadian Pacific Railway has forwarded documents pertaining to the assessment and clean-up of …

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#SuperiorEconomic - Did you know? Great Lakes economy would be 3rd largest globally if it were a country, says BMO economic report

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BMO Economists Project "Sturdy Growth Ahead" at Great Lakes Economic Forum

Doug Porter, chief economist with BMO Economics, presented a report on Great Lakes economic outlook last week at the Great Lakes Economic Forum in Toronto, ON. Porter presented the report, authored by senior economist Robert Kavcic and dated April 2016, on April 25th. The report cited some staggering figures to prop its claim that the Great Lakes region is one …

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#SuperiorResearch - IAGLR to hold 59th annual conference on Great Lakes Research; sediment course offered by Great Lakes Maritime Academy; UWI SeaGrant publishes first newsletter of 2016; Greater Lakes offers first report on water conservation in 6 Great Lakes communities

Conference, Research, News, and Courses from the Great Lakes Shores

Conference, Research, News, and Courses from the Great Lakes Shores

There's lots buzzing around Great Lakes research lately - major conferences, exciting academic opportunities, news updates, and research releases. Here are a few headlines from Great Lakes shores: 59th annual Conference on Great Lakes Research Researchers from around the work will be gathering at University of Guelph from June 6-10th for International Association for Great Lakes Research's 59th Annual Conference. …

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#SuperiorSocial - Divers continue quest to stimulate underwater tourism at Silver Islet and beyond

Shipwreck Tourism in the Works for Superior

Shipwreck Tourism in the Works for Superior

It's hard to deny: shipwrecks are fascinating, and Lake Superior has its fair share. Have you ever had the urge to strap on scuba gear and explore them? You just might get the chance, thanks to the efforts of local divers and tourism advocates. Richard Harvey, mayor of Nipigon, ON and an avid diver, told CBC earlier this week that there …

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