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September 2023

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For years, successive provincial governments have ignored the phosphorus pollution released by Winnipeg’s North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC). This provincial election, join us in calling for phosphorus compliance at Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant.

Excess phosphorus is the cause of harmful algal blooms on Lake Winnipeg – and NEWPCC is the single largest point source of phosphorus flowing into the lake. In 2005, the province set a phosphorus limit of 1.0 mg/L in NEWPCC’s operating licence. Almost 20 years later, NEWPCC remains non-compliant with this limit – and two...

LWF recognizes the importance of taking this day to learn about and reflect on Canada’s dark colonial history, and to listen and acknowledge the truths and impacts that Indian Residential Schools had and continue to have on First Nations, Métis and Inuit children and communities.

We invite you to participate in this day of remembrance, learning, reflection and action.

Manitobans head to the polls on Oct. 3 – and we are encouraging lake-lovers to speak up for the health of Lake Winnipeg.

Remind your provincial candidates:

  • Excess phosphorus is causing harmful algal blooms on Lake Winnipeg.
  • For almost two decades, phosphorus pollution from Winnipeg’s north end sewage treatment plant has exceeded the provincial licence limit.
  • Continued delays in achieving phosphorus compliance are costing Manitobans hundreds of millions of dollars.

Learn more here.

LWF’s office will be closed on Monday, Oct. 9, for Thanksgiving. We will re-open on Tuesday, Oct. 10.

In the leadup to Manitoba’s Oct. 3 election, we asked all six provincial parties to commit to achieving phosphorus compliance at Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant, the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC).

Only the New Democratic Party of Manitoba (NDP) responded to us. This is the statement we received.

It’s disappointing that no party chose to commit directly to the specific actions required to achieve phosphorus compliance at Winnipeg’s north end plant. So many Manitobans care deeply about the health of Lake Winnipeg, and have called upon successive provincial...

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