May 29, 2015


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Feds commit another $1M to Lake Winnipeg

Manitoba's senior MP Shelly Glover today committed nearly $1 million in federal funding to be used in 16 projects aimed at cleaning up Lake Winnipeg.

Glover said the funding is in addition to almost $5 million previously earmarked by Ottawa for the Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund and 59 projects already being conducted.

Blue-green algae washes onto a Lake Winnipeg beach in a 2010 file photo.

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Blue-green algae washes onto a Lake Winnipeg beach in a 2010 file photo.

The majority of the conservation projects, scattered around the province, are aimed at reducing the amount of phosphorus entering the lake, and the growth of blue-green algae.

 

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