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News - Manitoba
last updated: April 30, 2006

Winnipeg Airports Authority Seeks North American Green Certification, Press Release April 18, 2006

Province to Pay for Testing of Private Wells for the Second Consecutive Year: Ashton, Press Release April 13, 2006

Improved Recycling for Steinbach Area, Press Release March 17, 2006

Tire Stewardship Regulation to be Reviewed - Manitobans Encouraged to Share Their Views as part of Manitoba's Green and Growing Strategy: Struthers, Press Release March 17, 2006

Natural Resources Canada: Manitoba Launches Model Ethanol Fuel Station, Press Release March 8, 2006

Minister Invites Students And Sponsors To Apply To 2006 Rural Green Team Program, Press Release February 1, 2006

$1.85-Million Investment In 2006 Urban Green Team Program, Press Release February 1, 2006

Lemieux Gives Led Traffic Signals Green Light, Press Release January 31, 2006

Bill 11 And Mild Winter Offer Opportunity To Invest In Heating Efficiency: Chomiak, Press Release January 30, 2006

Poll Shows Manitobans' Deep Concern About Climate Change, Press Release January 12, 2006

Waste Reduction And Pollution Prevention Fund Supports Projects Across Manitoba, Press Release December 22, 2005

Ducks Unlimited Canada And Province Of Manitoba Sign Memorandum Of Understanding, Press Release December 14, 2005

Opening Sitting of Legislature Highlighted Clean Energy, Emergency Preparedness, Press Release December 8, 2005

Province Announces Proposed Amendments To Water Rights Act, Press Release December 8, 2005
"Water Stewardship Minister Steve Ashton today introduced the Water Rights Amendment Act that would improve enforcement action against illegal and unlicensed drainage actions."

Ozone Protection Regulations Introduced, Press Release December 7, 2005

Province To Showcase World-Class Expertise At United Nations Climate-Change Conference In Montreal, Press Release November 25, 2005

Government Receives Auditor General's Report on Water Quality and Private Well Water, Press Release November 21, 2005

"Polluter Pays" Legislation Would Be Strengthened As Government Accepts Auditor General's Report On Contaminated Sites, Press Release November 21, 2005

Energy Minister Announces Next Step In Plan To Further Harvest Manitoba's Wind-Power Potential, Press Release November 21, 2005

Pilot Project Rewards Producers For Being Responsible Land Stewards, Press Release November 18, 2005
"The Ecological Goods and Services (EG&S) pilot project supports farmers in their efforts to maintain existing wetlands and riparian and natural areas, and to provide for permanent cover on fragile cultivated lands."

Province Announces Proposed Amendments To The Conservation Districts Act, Press Release November 18, 2005

Development Of Energy Efficiency Building Requirements Begins, Press Release November 18, 2005

Devils Lake Findings To Help Design Advanced Filtration System, Press Release November 15, 2005

Struthers Receives Recommendations Of Interim Tire Stewardship Board, Press Release November 3, 2005

Consultations Extended On Water Quality Management Zones, Press Release November 1, 2005

Province Announces Action Plan To Develop Biodiesel In Manitoba, Press Release November 1, 2005

Throne Speech Highlights Clean Energy, Emergency Preparedness, Press Release October 27, 2005

New Education For Sustainable Development Grant Program Announced, Press Release October 25, 2005

Northern Manitoba and Nunavut Scrap Metal Removal Program Continues, Press Release October 21, 2005

Oct. 17 to 23 Waste Reduction Week In Manitoba, Press Release October 14, 2005

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to Clean Up Manitoba's Federal Contaminated Sites, Press Release October 13, 2005

Armit Meadows And Birch River Added To Manitoba's Ecological Reserves, Press Release September 21, 2005

Thousands of Young People Benefit from Provincial Environmental Youth Corps Project Funding: Struthers, Press Release August 30, 2005

Poll Puts Water Quality at Top of Manitobans' Environmental Concerns, Press Release August 12, 2005

Province and Manitoba Naturalists Society Add Land to Manitoba's Network of Protected Areas, Press Release August 11, 2005

Water Quality Management Zones Designed To Protect Water: Ashton, Press Release July 20, 2005
"Water Stewardship Minister Steve Ashton released a discussion paper today that identifies water quality management zones (WQMZ) throughout the province, the first of their kind in North America. The water quality management zones will identify areas in which water systems are protected from the excessive run-off of nitrogen and phosphorus and will assist in preventing the over-application of nutrients to the landscape."

Manitoba Sponsors International Solar Car Event, Press Release July 5, 2005

New Ecological Reserve Protects Rare Manitoba Wetland, Press Release June 24, 2005

Clean Environment Commission Report Released on Red River Floodway Expansion, Press Release June 10, 2005

New, Clean-Energy Milestone Reached in Manitoba with First Commercial Biodiesel Sale, Press Release June 7, 2005

Resource Conservation Manitoba Receives $50,000 from Province, Press Release June 6, 2005

New Rules Proposed to Protect the Earth's Stratospheric Ozone Layer, Press Release June 6, 2005
"Conservation Minister Stan Struthers has announced new measures to phase out the use of ozone-depleting substances (ODS) in aging commercial-refrigeration, air-conditioning and fire-suppressant equipment in Manitoba that will further protect the ozone layer."

First Manitoba Climate Change Community Challenge Projects Announced at Province's Inaugural Conference, Press Release May 31, 2005

Province Launches Phase One Of Manitoba Municipal Efficiency Project, Press Release May 20, 2005
"a $320,000 cost-shared Manitoba Municipal Efficiency Project (MMEP) to help smaller municipalities identify ways to reduce their utility costs, lower greenhouse gas emissions and enhance their environmental and economic sustainability."

Conference To Help Communities Find Tools, Funding To Create Climate Change Solutions, Press Release May 16, 2005

Province Supports Lake Winnipeg Collaborative Water Quality Research, Press Release May 14, 2005

Manitoba To Host 2006 Canon Envirothon, Press Release May 13, 2005
"Envirothon is an Olympic-style event for high school students to participate in team-based, hands-on environmental education activities."

Southern Manitoba Farmers Set To Harvest Province's First Wind Crop,Press Release April 28, 2005

Modernized Planning Act Would Enhance Public Involvement; Link Land-use Planning to Better Environmental Protection: Smith, Press Release April 25, 2005

On-Site Waste Water Management Systems Regulation In Full Effect For Construction, Cottage Season, Press Release April 20, 2005

TB Management Program Expanded In Response To Surveillance Results For Wildlife, April 4, 2005

April 1 Deadline For Permits For Petroleum Storage Tank Systems, Press Release March 18, 2005

Proposed Changes To Oil And Gas Legislation Would Encourage Exploration, Protect The Environment: Rondeau, Press Release March 16, 2005

Proposed Changes To Wildlife Act Designed To Improve Public Safety: Struthers, Press Release March 10, 2005
"The proposed amendments will enable provincial natural resource officers to more efficiently deal with problem wildlife and regulate the improper and indiscriminate use of poisons by private individuals in defence of property that can threaten wildlife," said Struthers.

Hydrogen Bus Demonstration Completed In Manitoba, Partners Invest $600,000 In Technology, Press Release March 10, 2005

Budget 2005 At A Glance, Press Release March 8, 2005

Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board Interim Report Released, Press Release February 18, 2005

Manitoba Announces Action Plan On Kyoto Accord Implementation, Press Release February 16, 2005

Bjornson and Struthers Support Sustainable Communities Forum, Press Release February 14, 2005
"Students and teachers from 35 schools will join government, business and community organizations in Winnipeg Feb. 15 and March 22 at a two-part sustainable development forum called Sustainable Communities: Linking Education to Action."

Delta Heritage Marsh Expands - Province Acquires Land Near Portage for Wildlife, Press Release February 11, 2005

Manitoba Planning Excellence Award Winners Announced, Press Release February 10, 2005
"These awards celebrate successful practices that support sustainable development principles and land-use planning in Manitoba"

Applications Available Soon for 2005 Urban Green Team Program, Press Release February 3, 2005

Manitoba Announces Funding For Water Quality Co-Operation, Press Release February 1, 2005
"The Province of Manitoba will provide the Red River Basin Commission (RRBC) with a special $10,000 grant to promote co-operation on improving cross-border water quality"

Manitoba Contributes $500,000 To Sustainable Transportation Partnership, Press Release January 24, 2005

Struthers Announces $386,000 In Funding For Sustainable Development And Environmental Innovation, Press Release January 14, 2005

Extensive Sampling During 2004 Beach Season On Lake Winnipeg Builds Research Base, Press Release January 12, 2005

Jan. 8 Next Collection Depot For Household Hazardous Waste

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