Stormwater Management Financing Options Presentation – Jan 23

The City and its project team invite involvement from the community throughout the duration of the Study, which is anticipated to be completed within the 2018 calendar year. Please accept this an invitation to our first Public Information Centre on January 23rd, from 4pm to 8pm, and the Italian Cultural Centre at 123 Algoma Street […]

Wisconsin’s Sturgeon Success Story

“Lake sturgeon, an ancient fish native to the Great Lakes region, can grow to be more than six feet long, 200 pounds and live more than 100 years.” University of Wisconsin – Madison Aquatic Sciences Centre has put together a fascinating site about a fascinating fish – sturgeon. The way the website puts it, the […]

Wisconsin “Great Waters” Photo Contest

Check out this fun 5 minute video of winning photos from the 2017 “Great Waters” contest. Photos Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (WDNR) is seeking Lake Superior, Lake Michigan and Mississippi River photos for submission in their “Great Waters” photo contest. WDNR is looking for: beautiful shorelines; kids and adults enjoying the lakes and river; […]

Public Information Sessions on Proposed Thunder Bay Smelter

Two public sessions will provide opportunity for anyone interested in learning about the potential construction and operation of a ferrochrome production facility, or smelter, in the Thunder Bay area. Public information session details follow below: 6 to 8 p.m., Mon., Jan. 15, Fort William First Nation Community Centre, 400 Anemki Drive, Fort William First Nation […]

Ice: Complex Change Over Time

Animating Ice Cover Ice cover is a common topic of conversation for those living near Lake Superior in winter, just as water levels are a common topic in summer. Blanket statements about reduced or increased ice cover may over-simplify the situation on Superior because the long-term trend is actually quite complex. The Infosuperior site includes […]

Wetlands Science Conference – February 21/22

Wetlands are a rare Lake Superior commodity, especially on the Canadian side. Wetlands are important because of their rich diversity of species and productivity. A wide array of-plants, animals, fish and other aquatic organisms, thrive in wetlands, which also provide valuable nursery habitat for all of the preceding. The Wisconsin Wetlands Association will be hosting […]

Podcast: Lake Superior Woodland Caribou

GO DIRECTLY TO THE PODCAST This is a podcast about Lake Superior woodland caribou populations, especially the population collapse, after wolves crossed to the island homes of these caribou in 2014. In this podcast, Leo Lepiano of Michipicoten First Nation and Christian Schroeder and Gord Eason of Wawa, Ontario are interviewed. Related December 17 Post: […]

Caribou: Airlift From the Brink!

Caribou to be Airlifted to the Slates A December 11th news release from Michipicoten First Nation states that On Thursday December 7th, the Honourable Ontario Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF), Kathryn McGarry announced the ministry would be acting to preserve Lake Superior caribou by moving caribou to the Slate Islands. Wolves that crossed […]

Canada Provides $45 Million for Great Lakes Protection

On December 1st, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, announced that the Government of Canada will invest $44.84 million for the Great Lakes Protection Initiative, which is part of the $70.5 million of new funding allocated for freshwater protection, in Budget 2017. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change said, “Canada believes […]

CBC Radio Report: Thunder Bay Harbour Contamination

A recent CBC Radio article by Matt Prokopchuk delves into who is responsible for cleanup of a contaminated site in Thunder Bay Harbour. The article provides an overview of the “400,000 cubic metres of mercury-contaminated pulp fibre” in the harbour, then provides the views of Environment and Climate Change Canada, Transport Canada, the Thunder Bay […]