Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Agreement finalized on transfer of Experimental Lakes Area

  • Print
The International Institute for Sustainable Development has an agreement in principle to assume operations of the Experimental Lakes Area.

MIKE APORIUS / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS FILES Enlarge Image

The International Institute for Sustainable Development has an agreement in principle to assume operations of the Experimental Lakes Area. Photo Store

The Winnipeg-based International Institute for Sustainable Development has taken over the Experimental Lakes Area and its research.

Three governments signed a deal late Monday on an agreement transfering the world-famous research centre and its 58 small lakes to the IISD.

The agreement is over a year in the making. The transfer required separate deals between Ontario and IISD, between Canada and IISD, and a trilateral Canada-Ontario-IISD agreement.

The three agreements involving IISD were preceded by two bilateral Canada-Ontario pacts.

One of the big hurdles was determining how to share responsibility for liability of past and future experiments. The deadline to reach an agreement was Monday midnight.

The Harper government announced in 2012 it was closing the station to save $2 million per year.

The agreement means ongoing research projects at the ELA can restart this summer.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Exclusive architectural tour of CMHR with Antoine Predock

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • Aerial view of Portage and Main, The Esplanade Riel, Provencher Bridge over the Red River, The Canadian Museum for Human Rights and The Forks near the Assiniboine River, October 21st, 2011. (TREVOR HAGAN/WINNIPEG FREE PRESS) CMHR
  • A young goose gobbles up grass at Fort Whyte Alive Monday morning- Young goslings are starting to show the markings of a adult geese-See Bryksa 30 day goose challenge- Day 20– June 11, 2012   (JOE BRYKSA / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS)

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

Should the Canadian Museum for Human Rights use the word 'genocide' in exhibits on Indian residential schools?

View Results

View Related Story

Ads by Google