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2022

On Aug. 16, three levels of government announced a total of $552 million in funding for the Phase 2 Biosolids Facilities Project at Winnipeg’s North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC).

The new biosolids facility at the north end sewage treatment plant is the city’s No. 1 infrastructure priority according to the 2020 Infrastructure Plan – replacing end-of-life infrastructure and enabling continued population growth.

Earlier this summer, after years of advocacy from LWF members, city officials updated the design for the biosolids facility, increasing digester capacity in order to...

Looking for a career that will grow along with you? LWF is currently seeking exceptional candidates interested being in our full-time Field and Data Technician!

This unique opportunity will be ideal for someone comfortable with data management and analysis, a strong interest in new water-monitoring technology, and the ability to adapt to challenges in the field and respond effectively to the variability of environmental data collection.

This position will appeal to a detail-oriented, highly organized and motivated young professional who is looking for the opportunity to use their scientific...

Photo collage: Algae on Lake Winnipeg as seen by LWF supporters (clockwise from top left): Victoria Beach, 2017: Jeope Wolfe; Spruce Sands Beach, 2021: Rosalie Lazar; Matlock, 2017: Wendy Buelow; Victoria Beach 2017: Corrine Flaws

As summer draws to a close, we are once again facing an all-too-familiar – and heartbreaking – sight: algal blooms on Lake Winnipeg.

These blooms are caused by excess phosphorus. We need your help to ensure our elected officials understand the impact of continued inaction on phosphorus reduction.

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On July 21, city council passed two important motions that put us on the path towards accelerated phosphorus compliance at Winnipeg’s largest sewage treatment plant.

Improved interim solution gets approval

Winnipeg’s city council approved funding for an updated plan for interim phosphorus removal at the North End Water Pollution Control Centre (NEWPCC). This plan improves on the city’s initial design in order to maximize phosphorus removal while reducing the amount of sludge produced as a by-product.

LWF strongly supports this plan since it will lead to tangible, measurable phosphorus...

It’s time once again to bid for Lake Winnipeg! 

Returning for 2022, our online fundraiser is your opportunity to bid on a diverse collection of work created by artists and craftspeople who live around, or are inspired by, Lake Winnipeg. 

The auction launches on Friday, July 15, and runs until Saturday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m.  

 

VISIT 

Head to the Bid for Lake Winnipeg online auction site starting on July 15 

 

BID 

Place a bid. Only the highest bidder wins and pays for the prize. No need to choose a favourite – you can bid on as many pieces as you’d like, as many times as you’d like!  

 

WIN 

Keep your eye on the...

What is Bike to the Beach? 

Bike to the Beach is an annual fundraising group bike ride from Winnipeg to Lake Winnipeg’s Victoria Beach in support of LWF. 

 

Do I need to pre-register to participate in the ride? 

You will be considered registered once you’ve (1) set up your personal fundraising page on the CanadaHelps Bike to the Beach 2022 online campaign page and (2) signed all required waivers. *Please note, we are continuing to limit the number of participating riders. All participants must first be approved by organizers.* 

 

Is there a fee to register? 
All riders are to raise (or personally...

Online fundraising tech update: CanadaHelps is currently experiencing intermittent technical difficulties which are affecting the Bike to the Beach online campaign page. If you are interested in donating to Bike to the Beach and are unable to access the page, please instead use the primary Lake Winnipeg Foundation donation page, using the “Write a private message to us” comment field to let us know your donation is in support of Bike to the Beach. If you’d like to donate to a specific 2022 rider, please include their name, as well. We apologies for any inconvenience this external situation...

To assist citizens in advocating for renewed federal funding for Lake Winnipeg in Budget 2023, we have created a postcard that can be mailed – no postage required – to the federal minister of Environment and Climate Change. This post has been modified since it was first published in April to include new information.

Fresh water in Canada was promised $100 million/year for 10 years in the Liberal Party election platform.

A little over six months later, the federal budget delivered only $19.6 million for a single year. It’s not clear how much – if any – of this funding will be available for...

Join us online on Wednesday, May 18 for our 2022 Annual General Meeting! Once again, this will be a live, virtual event – a format that provides the opportunity for LWF members from across the watershed to connect.

Important reminder to all LWF members: voting on AGM business will take place online in advance of the AGM, between April 20 and May 16.

All LWF members in good standing have the right to vote; the 2022 AGM agenda and all other materials, as well as a link to the online voting platform, are presented below.

Meeting details:

Date: Wednesday, May 18, 2021
Time: 7 p.m. CDT
Venue: Zoom...

Update: The federal budget was released on April 7 – and the freshwater funding announced within it is shockingly lower than the government’s election commitment. Our report card had assigned a B grade in anticipation of the promised renewal of the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program. That grade has been swiftly downgraded to an F. What does the future hold for regional water-protection initiatives across Canada? Read our Budget 2022 reaction to learn more.

On World Water Day (March 22), LWF and our partners at the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC) are releasing a report card which grades the...

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