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June 21, 2018   |  Environment

Environment Committee Report June 20, 2018

Nora Lake CN derailment – Information and photos  received from cottagers were forwarded to the Provinces environmental officer on May 22 for follow up with CN. Falcon Lake Open House – no further comment from MIT regarding the date McKenzie Bay Boathouse channel dredging – a second request was sent to parks to address the…

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June 7, 2018   |  Environment, Invasive Species

PREVENT THE SPREAD OF THE EMERALD ASH BORER

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) is a highly destructive forest-pest is a wood-boring beetle that has been found in Quebec and part of Ontario, as well as throughout the eastern United States, and has now been found in Winnipeg.  The EAB attacks and kills all species of ash trees, and is most commonly spread through…

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June 4, 2018   |  Environment

Update from CN on the Nora Lake Derailment Cleanup

June 2, 2018 The following is an update from Kate Fenske, Manager, Manitoba Public Affairs and Western Canada Media Relations regarding the ongoing cleanup of the January 6, 2018 derailment involving 23 cars including three gondola cars carrying nickel sulphide which is a known carcinogen and toxic to aquatic life. CN Environment crews will be…

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May 28, 2018   |  Environment

Update from CN on the Nora Lake Derailment Cleanup

May 28, 2018 The following is an update from Kate Fenske, Manager, Manitoba Public Affairs and Western Canada Media Relations regarding the ongoing cleanup of the January 6, 2018 derailment involving  23 cars including three gondola cars carrying nickel sulphide which is a known carcinogen and toxic to aquatic life. As of last Friday, all…

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May 22, 2018   |  Environment

May 20th Photos from Nora Lake Derailment Site

The CN Derailment occurred on January 6, 2018.  The derailment involved 23 cars including three gondola cars carrying nickel sulphide which is a known carcinogen and toxic to aquatic life.  The area is in a remote location and the cleanup has been in progress since January. Please continue to watch the WCA website for news and…

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May 22, 2018   |  Environment

Letter from Cottager Derailment Cleanup at Nora Lake

Sent May 16, 2018 I am a cottage owner at Nora lake and had my first opportunity to view see the derailment site last weekend on May 11th. I was surprised to see several waste  bag containers labeled as hazardous waste being nickel cobalt sulphide. Previous media and reports that I had read seemed to…

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