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July 1, 2017

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The U.S. Geological Survey ship "Kiyi" at Thunder Cape. USGS is an integral part of cooperative science and monitoring across Lake Superior. Special thanks to Mark Vinson and Jim Stark for their efforts on behalf of USGS.

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Water Level Woes

Water Level Woes

Let's talk water levels. Despite growing concern over low water levels in recent years, the Great Lakes are seeing record highs and coastal flooding in 2017. There has been talk among residents and the scientific community that low flows are a sign of climate change. So how do we contextualize the extreme spike in water levels causing flooding in southern …

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Peninsula Harbour Capping Project

July 6th Peninsula Harbour Monitoring Presentation

Sand and aggregate are lowered from a barge into Peninsula Harbour within the confines of a "silt curtain." This work was part of a 2012 project to cap contaminated harbour sediment. From 12 noon to 1:30 p.m. on July 6th at Marathon Town Hall, an overview of 2017 Peninsula Harbour environmental monitoring will be presented. The lunchtime session is intended …

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Lake Superior Action Plan presented in Nipigon (June 22)

On June 22, the Nipigon Bay Public Advisory Committee met to receive an update on the status of the Area of Concern. Twenty-one people were in attendance representing a wide variety of environmental interests that included Chief Ed Wawia and representatives of the Red Rock Indian Band, Lakehead University, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, the Ontario …

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Relief and remediation for Grassy Narrows

Relief and remediation for Grassy Narrows

Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change released the following statement on June 28: Statement from the Minister of the Environment and Climate Change on Ontario's Investment of an Additional $85 Million for Remediation in the English-Wabigoon River System June 28, 2017 10:00 A.M. Glen Murray, Minister of the Environment and Climate Change, issued the following statement today on Ontario's …

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Blackbird Creek

Scientists Meet Citizens in Terrace Bay

Blackbird Creek near Terrace Bay, Ontario. The creek flows into Jackfish Bay on Lake Superior. Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)  recently suggested that scientists working near Terrace Bay meet with local residents. ECCC field crew members were joined by an Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC)  Great Lakes Environmental Scientist. The result was a unique learning …

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New trails to blaze on Superior

New trails to blaze on Superior

Water recreationists, rejoice! On June 9, CBC Superior Morning reported that a new section of the Trans Canada Trail opened - the Lake Superior Water Trail, a 1,000 km water trail along the north shore of Lake Superior. The water trail is comprised of 16 access points from Thunder Bay's Fisherman's Park near the mouth of the Current River to …

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