November 15, 2016

Your roundup of Lake Superior

Political, Environmental, Economic, Research, and Social headlines!


Photo - Swimming in Lake Superior off the stunning 2.5 kilometer beach at Neys Provincial Park, 30 km. west of Marathon, Ontario, Canada

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#SuperiorPolitics - IJC Great Lakes Water Quality Board Meets in Thunder Bay

Panel: Lake Nipigon Integral to Great Lakes Restoration and Protection

A panel discussion entitled, “The Great Lakes: The First Nations, Metis Nation and Tribal Perspective” hosted by the Great Lakes Water Quality Board of the International Joint Commission was held on the evening of November 9th in Thunder Bay. The session, held at Old Fort William, saw approximately 30 persons attend. Mark Matson, President of Lake Ontario Waterkeeper moderated the …

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#SuperiorEnvironment - Canada's Largest Ever Great Lakes Cleanup Project

Construction of the Randle Reef cleanup project in Hamilton Harbour.

Hamilton Harbour Cleanup Project Presentation - November 19th

Construction of the Randle Reef cleanup project in Hamilton Harbour. A 7 p.m. November 30th presentation at Lakehead University will outline the background and construction for this $139 million project. The largest environmental cleanup ever undertaken on the Canadian side of the Great Lakes will be the topic of a presentation by Dr. Chris McLaughlin at 7 p.m. on November …

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SoundCloud: November 30th Randle Reef Presentation Preview

This 10' Soundcloud audio clip features an interview with Dr. Chris McLaughlin about the "Randle Reef Project", an environmental cleanup project currently taking place within the waters of Hamilton Harbour on Lake Ontario. Chris is the Executive Director of Hamilton Harbour's Bay Area Restoration Council. In the audio clip, Chris previews the presentation about the Randle Reef project he will …

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#SuperiorEconomic -  Why Loading 30,000 tons of grain is very risky

Thunder Bay Harbour Featured in New Smithsonian Institute Video

The Algoma Equinox Great Lakes - St. Lawrence waterway bulk carrier and a first mate from Newfoundland are "standard issue" for any Great Lakes working harbour. The Port of Thunder Bay is a great example of just such a busy shipping hub. These elements  are wrapped up in a high-quality video produced by the Smithsonian Institute as this ship loads …

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#SuperiorResearch - Applications Sought for High Quality Science

Lake Superior researcher

Ontario MNRF Will Fund Species At Risk Science

A researcher records Lake Superior fish population data collected aboard the USGS research vessel "Kiyi The Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry is now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Species at Risk Research Fund for Ontario (SARRFO). Applications must be received electronically by 11:59am (noon) Thursday, December 15, 2016   The SARRFO supports the protection and recovery of species at …

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#SuperiorSocial - Connecting with the Lake Superior Community

Agawa Bay

Social Media: A Stream of #GreatLakesDiscovery

Video footage of a ship that sank in 1884, stunning photographs taken at dawn in Duluth Harbour (every morning), news about cessation of chinook salmon stocking by Michigan, marine charts of Superior from the 1800s, information about Environment Canada's Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund, management of whitefish populations, Great Lakes remote sensisng, a panel discussion about aboriginal perspectives  and photos …

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