A sewage leak at Winnipeg’s Fort Garry Bridge caused by broken pipes and subsequent failures of a temporary bypass system spilled 228.39 million litres of raw sewage into the Red River over the course of two weeks in February – the largest sewage spill to have occurred in the city in decades.
The bypass system at the Fort Garry Bridge is now operational and will remain in place until the broken pipes can be replaced, work that will continue into 2025. However, our city’s failing infrastructure continues to threaten the health of our waterways and the safety of our communities.
Looking for a tangible opportunity to improve the health of our shared waters? The Lake Winnipeg Community-Based Monitoring Network (LWCBMN) is seeking volunteers to assist with sampling efforts this field season!
Coordinated by LWF, LWCBMN is a collaborative, long-term phosphorus monitoring program. Phosphorus is the nutrient responsible for the algal blooms on Lake Winnipeg. LWCBMN works with local organizations and citizen scientists across Manitoba to identify phosphorus hotspots, localized areas that contribute higher amounts of phosphorus to local waterways than other areas.
In January 2021, LWF and the Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC) collaboratively created a reading club to grow our teams’ understanding of Indigenous perspectives and experiences, truth and reconciliation, treaty obligations, and the history and legacy of colonization. Though group discussions on shared readings, this reading club genuinely created a safe and brave space for personal and professional learning and reflection that hadn’t been possible in other workshops and trainings.
A sewage leak caused by a broken pipe and subsequent failures of a temporary bypass system has now spilled 228.1 million litres and counting of raw sewage into the Red River.
The governments of Winnipeg and Manitoba both have a role to play when it comes to our sewage infrastructure. As this spill drags on, I’m looking to our provincial government for answers. As Manitoba’s environmental regulator, I expect the province to explain the impact of this appalling failure of our sewage system. And I would like to hear from them about the consequences the City of Winnipeg will face as...
We’re seeking an enthusiastic, organized and community-minded student to be our Summer Outreach Coordinator!
Based out of Winnipeg with some travel to various Lake Winnipeg communities, this term position runs from May 6 to Aug. 22, 2024, and will require some evening and weekend work.
LWF is currently piloting a reduced workweek, with staff working 32 hours/week. Our reduced workweek comes with the expectation that employees will continue to maintain 100% of the productivity of a 40-hour workweek. As such, employees will continue to receive the pay they would receive for 40 hours of work...
This January, the LWF and Lake Winnipeg Indigenous Collective (LWIC) teams are implementing a reduced workweek trial to advance our strategic goal of demonstrating excellence in non-profit governance and practice. All our staff will be working 32 hours/week for the next six months, as we test out the benefits and opportunities of the increasingly common four-day workweek.
Our objectives with this shortened workweek are to increase employee engagement and well-being, improve staff recruitment and retention, sharpen our focus on our strategic goals, and spark the creativity and passion that...