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May 27, 2017

Welcome to the first edition of the InfoSuperior PEERS newsletter! Now bringing you the week's highlights of Political, Environmental, Economic, Research, and Social news from around Lake Superior!

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#SuperiorPolitics - Waukesha Diversion Notice Served, Budget 2016 has 3 Key Points for Great Lakes 

Budget 2016: What's in store for the Great Lakes?

Budget 2016: What's in store for the Great Lakes?

Yesterday, the Canadian federal Finance Minister Bill Morneau tabled the 2016 Budget. The Liberal government aims to keep most of its green election platforms, outlined in Chapter 4 of the budget. Entitled 'Clean Growth Economy', this section of the budget can be found online here. Great Lakes interests were included in a few key areas. Ocean and Freshwater Research were …

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#SuperiorEnvironment - Canada Water Week and World Water Day trend on Twitter, Wildlife Toxicology and Mercury in North Harbour at Thunder Bay PAC meeting

Full House: Mercury, Wildlife Concerns Discussed at TBay PAC Meeting

Full House: Mercury, Wildlife Concerns Discussed at TBay PAC Meeting

Now that's what we call a full house: there was no sitting room left at the Thunder Bay Public Advisory Committee meeting, held at Lakehead University yesterday. A diverse range of people came together to hear Doug Crump, a Biochemical/Molecular Toxicologist for Environment and Climate Change Canada, speak about herring gull egg contamination. Also on the docket was an education …

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#SuperiorEconomic - Shipping Season Underway in Duluth, Soo Locks Now Open

Commercial Shipping Season Underway in Duluth, MN

Commercial Shipping Season Underway in Duluth, MN

The Duluth Seaway Port Authority sent us this press release, celebrating the official opening of their 2016 shipping season March 22nd. The release reports that the Welland Canal opened March 21st, and that the Montreal/Lake Ontario section of the St. Lawrence Seaway opens today, March 23rd. The Port Authority reports some solid statistics on the economic benefits of shipping traffic …

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#SuperiorResearch - Clean Water Tech Funding Awarded in the U.S., Duke University Offers Online Marine Planning Module

Clean Water Tech Funding Awarded in U.S.

Clean Water Tech Funding Awarded in U.S.

Yesterday's Canadian Federal Budget saw unprecedented commitment to clean energy tech. Recent funding awarded in the U.S. indicates the push is happening on both sides of the border. On March 21st, two water tech projects were awarded funding by The Water Council, Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District, and the Fund for Lake Michigan. The first winner, Veolia Water Milwaukee/OptiRTC, Inc, aims …

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#SuperiorSocial - Michigan Seafood Summit on April 8th in Traverse City, MI

Second Annual Michigan Seafood Summit on April 8th

Second Annual Michigan Seafood Summit on April 8th

Bring your appetites - the second annual Michigan Seafood Summit is slated for April 9th in Traverse City, MI! According to the event's site, the summit aims to highlight aquaculture, commercial fisheries, and local seafood in Michigan. In what promises to be a mouth-watering celebration, you can rub shoulders with fish aficionado chefs, foodies, and fishery professionals as they sample …

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