Available for Public Review: Draft of Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for PFOS, PFOA, and LC-PFCAs Risk Management

The Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement (GLWQA) commits Canada and the United States to prepare and issue binational strategies for Chemicals of Mutual Concern (CMCs), which may include research, monitoring, surveillance, and pollution prevention and control provisions. A Draft of Canada’s Great Lakes Strategy for Perfluorooctane Sulfonate (PFOS), Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA), and Long-Chain Perfluorocarboxylic Acids […]

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Thunder Bay PAC Meeting – April 6 (online)

The next meeting of the Public Advisory Committee to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan will be held (virtually due to the ongoing pandemic) on Tuesday, April 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. The information to join the meeting using GoToMeeting is below. This meeting will provide an update on the monitoring at the Northern […]

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Paige’s Pick: Being the change – Live well and spark a climate revolution

With spring lurking around the corner, this time of year is often a time for rejuvenation whether it be spring cleaning, gardening, or dusting off the running shoes to start running in the nice weather. As March 22nd, is World Water day, this is a day where I like to dedicate some time for reflection […]

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Fish Productivity – explaining environmental issues through the lens of fish

Haley is a Ph.D. student from Echo Bay, ON who is working under Dr. Michael Rennie at Lakehead University. She did her undergrad and masters at Trent University where she worked on cancer research. But Haley realized that she wanted to prevent people from getting sick by studying contaminants in the environment. Her interest in […]

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Working with Biinjitiwabik Zaaging Anishnabek

Dr. Rob Stewart, from Lakehead University, sat down for an interview to talk about his research and involvement with Biinjitiwabik Zaaging Anishnabek (Rocky Bay First Nation). The official funded partnership began three years ago as part of the First Nations Environmental Contaminants Program (FNECP). Conversations between the community and Lakehead University have been going on […]

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Our Reader’s Response to Questions About Ice Fishing

Back in January I polled our readers with a series of questions about ice fishing. I got a number of different responses from people from all walks of life with all different experience levels. Here are a few of their answers: How long have you been ice fishing? People’s ice fishing experience ranged from this […]

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What’s your water footprint?

Water is an essential resource for life and living in northwestern Ontario can have the perception that there is an abundance of clean water, the reality is that globally accessible clean water is being threatened. Arjen Hoekstra is a researcher who has written numerous papers on the impacts of consumption on an individual’s water footprint. […]

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Paige’s Pick – Wisdom for a Liveable Planet

This month, the book for Paige’s pick is Wisdom for a Liveable Planet by Carl N. McDaniel. The book focuses on a wide span of environmental issues including the location of hazardous waste incinerators, restoration of ecosystems, sustainable agriculture, the importance of local communities in the age of globalization, population growth, economics that reflect the […]

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Water Quality in Maymaquayshwak

Monitoring the Water Quality within the traditional territory of the Maymaquayshwak Back in 2020, I had the opportunity to sit down with Donald Meekis and Dan Duckert to discuss the building and growing relationship between Keewaytinook Okimakanak Tribal Council, North Spirit Lake First Nation, and Lakehead University’s Department of Geography. Their work together focuses on […]

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The Impending Loss of the Last Caribou on Lake Superior’s North Shore

A group of scientists and researchers are interested in conserving the few remaining mainland Caribou along the north shore of Lake Superior. Gordon Eason, Brian McLaren, Christian Schroeder, Serge Couturier, and Marcel Pellegrini want to bring the attention of the last caribou along the north shore of Lake Superior. This past year was full of […]

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