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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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April 6, 2018   |  General News, Invasive Species

Keep Zebra Mussels out of the Whiteshell

The Department of Sustainable Development provides information on how to protect our lakes from Zebra Mussels. Visit their site at http://www.gov.mb.ca/waterstewardship/stopais/zebra_mussel.html Click Here for the Zebra Mussel Fact Sheet We MUST do our part to raise awareness to stop the spread.        

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June 6, 2017   |  Environment, Invasive Species

Response from Minister Cox – Zebra Mussels

Today, the WCA received a response  from the Department of Sustainable Development to the May 23rd letter regarding Zebra Mussels sent  from Ronald Smith, WCA President.  Refer to https://whiteshellcottagers.com/whiteshell_news/letter-to-minister-cox-regarding-zebra-mussel-threat/ Click below to see the response from James Duncan, Director, Wildlife and Fisheries Branch on behalf of Minister Cox. SDEVM17-00817 – RONALD SMITH – FINAL LETTER  

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May 23, 2017   |  General News, Invasive Species, Environment

Letter To Minister Cox Regarding Zebra Mussel Threat

The attached letter was sent by the WCA on May 23rd to Minister Cathy Cox regarding WCA concern for Zebra Mussel infestation….with copy to Premier Brian Pallister. Click to see a larger image  

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January 19, 2016   |  Committee News, Environment, Invasive Species

Aquatic Invasive Species (AIS)

An aquatic invasive species (AIS) can either live in freshwater or marine environments. The majority of the species of concern to Manitoba, such as Zebra and Quagga mussels, Spiny Waterflea, Rusty Crayfish and Asian Carp are freshwater species. Manitoba currently has 15 aquatic invasive species.

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