The EPA invites companies to forgo emission requirements for air, land, and water

The New York Times reports that the United States has issued a rollback on its environmental protection laws during the COVID-19 epidemic. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made it so industries and factories no longer have to report legal requirements for emissions and pollutants during the coronavirus pandemic. Companies have been allowed to monitor […]

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Coronavirus and the unexpected beneficiary – Environment

The coronavirus pandemic is something novel that is leaving people around the world stopped in their tracks. Nations across the globe are being advised to stay home and reduce contact with others to stop the transmission of this new virus. As a result, schools are canceled, businesses are closing except for the essentials, flights are […]

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Watch out for flooding this spring

With the onset of spring comes potential floods. The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) has issued flood warnings for the Lakehead area. The LRCA continues to monitor conditions and provide updates. Whenever there is a potential for a flood the LRCA will issue and Flood Watch which will be terminated once the risk is gone. […]

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Rain-gardens – the secret tool to reduce stormwater runoff

Temperatures are slowly starting to rise and the grass is starting to make an appearance, some may suggest that spring is on the way. With the onset of spring comes getting outside, digging in the dirt, biking to work, and busting out a pair of shorts. But the onset of spring also brings spring floods, […]

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Forest Therapy in Thunder Bay

Forest therapy is coming to Thunder Bay. The Global Institute of Forest Therapy (G.I.F.T) is an organization that promotes nature connection and forest therapy to improve physical and mental health. They have been researching the benefits of forest therapy since 1980. GIFT wants to see forest therapy expand into the college and university setting so […]

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Get Active this Winter and Explore the North Shore of Lake Superior

The wintertime can leave many of us house-bound and wishing for better weather. But that doesn’t have to be the case. The winter is a wonderful time to experience new adventures and see places in a new way. Here on the north shore of Lake Superior, there are many events that can allow you to […]

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Celebrate Canada’s Water Week on March 15, 2020

Water is one of the most valuable resources. It is essential for all forms of life on earth. During March, Canada celebrates water week from March 15-21 and the United Nations water day is March 22. To commemorate this beautiful, life-giving fluid, Confederation College, along with a multitude of sponsors are hosting a free event. […]

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Seeking Input on North Harbour Options

There was an engagement meeting for the North Harbour on Wednesday, February 26th at the Delta Hotel. The meeting discussed options to remove the contaminated mercury sediments in the North Harbour. We are looking for public input on the three short-listed remediation options: Option A: Dredging and Disposal at an On-Site Confined Disposal Facility Option […]

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Surfing Lake Superior in Winter?!

With the low ice cover, the surfing season on the Great Lakes has extended well into the winter. I sat down with Adam Breedon, a student from Lakehead University, president of the Lakehead Surfing Club to talk about surfing on Lake Superior. How did you get into surfing on the great lakes? I got into […]

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Environmental Law and Lake Superior – ONLINE PRESENTATION

PRESENTATION MOVED ONLINE: Click the link below to join in!https://zoom.us/j/289072430 How can the law be used to protect the environment in Northern Ontario and across Canada? On March 25th, join students from Lakehead University’s Bora Laskin Faculty of Law in Thunder Bay, Ontario as they explore two legal topics impacting Northern communities. Adam de Luca […]

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