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This August, Manitobans were confronted with a graphic reminder of the challenges facing Lake Winnipeg when algae washed up on Hillside Beach.

Excessive phosphorus flowing into the lake from many different sources throughout its vast watershed is contributing to the increasing size and frequency of harmful algae blooms such as this one – but Lake Winnipeg is not the only water body in need of help.

Across the country, mounting pressures on rivers, lakes and streams are closing beaches, compromising drinking water supplies, impacting fisheries and undermining the health of aquatic ecosystems...

Photo: Balsam Harbour Boat Launch, William Pura

Join us on Wednesday, Aug. 19, for a unique event! Surrounded by amazing photographic art, Lake Winnipeg: Framing the Issue will showcase a range of perspectives about our great lake.

Lake Winnipeg is the 10th largest freshwater lake in the world; an iconic body of water that has shaped both the physical geography of Manitoba and the shared cultural experiences of its citizens.

Humans have interacted with this ‘inland sea’ for centuries – and our actions have left a mark.

In partnership with Gurevich Fine Art, we invite you to a sure-to-be...

Update: Sadly, the foursome is now a trio, as Bruce unfortunately had to drop out of the trip. Good luck to the three remaining cyclists, Roger, Brad and Pete!.

Update: Thank you so much to everyone who has already pledged support to Roger, Brad, Bruce and Pete as they prepare to take on this challenge. Here’s a sampling of the amazing messages of encouragement the riders have received so far:

  • “Thanks for leading this inspiring initiative, Roger and team! You’re reminding us all of the importance of investing in science-based solutions for lakes throughout our beautiful watershed, and you’re...

Heads up to any lake-lovers looking to support us with an online donation this weekend: On Saturday, July 25th, the CanadaHelps platform will undergo scheduled maintenance from 6:00 am - 8:00 am (CT).

The CanadaHelps site will be in maintenance mode and will not be accepting donations during this time. You will also be unable to access and use your MyCharity account. In an effort to reduce the impact, CanadaHelps will complete work related to Custom Donate Now first, allowing these pages to be back online slightly sooner than the CanadaHelps.org direct donor site and your MyCharity account...

Photo credit: Wolfgang Schmidt

We’re pleased to welcome Maude Barlow to our 2015 Dunnottar Walk for Water event, taking place this coming Sunday, July 26.

Perhaps best-known as the national chairperson of the Council of Canadians, Barlow also chairs the board of Washington-based Food and Water Watch, is a board member of the San Francisco–based International Forum on Globalization and a councillor with the Hamburg-based World Future Council. Maude is also a co-founder of the Blue Planet Project, an organization that promotes water justice based on the principles that water is a human right...

We’re thrilled to welcome local country rocker Leanne Pearson to our 2015 Dunnottar Walk for Water event, taking place on Sunday, July 26.

Pearson is quickly making a name for herself; her catchy 2013 single, Get Outta My Heart, hit Top 48 on the Canadian country music charts, and her follow-up single, The Only Thing, hit Top 90. Leanne has headlined countless shows across Manitoba and opened for many heavy hitters. She was a part of Dauphin’s 2014 Countryfest lineup and recently returned as a part of the 2015 lineup. Her current single, Worth Fighting For, was released in January and is...


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