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Federal government announces more than $500K for projects focused on water quality, ecological health of lake

"an agreement between two or more parties outlined in a formal document. It is not legally binding but signals the willingness of the parties to move forward with a contract."

A nothing burger from the Feds just in time for the Election.
 

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The biggest problem is Winnipeg's long time failure to upgrade their sewage treatment plants. 500K is a drop in the bucket as to what is needed for this single endeavor. A nothing burget is exactly what this is!
 

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Call me clueless to the city budget process and politics but i think in rural municipalities/towns, their taxes go towards sewage management facilities.
Does the city not set aside cash for critical infrastructure? What’s been going on there?
im like the next guy in the sense I don’t want to see taxes go up even more but this kinda seems like an important thing?
 

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The biggest problem is Winnipeg's long time failure to upgrade their sewage treatment plants. 500K is a drop in the bucket as to what is needed for this single endeavor. A nothing burget is exactly what this is!
False regarding the upgrades. That's been happening since the late 90's.
The province has been requiring the phosphate reduction upgrades which will do little for the health of Lake Winnipeg.
 

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The upgrades that have been done to date for Winnipeg's sewage treatment plants to date are only a small portion of what is required. Even the existing plans and federal monies recently committed are only a fraction of what is needed. The province has been after the city for decades. There are any number of stories and information sources. A quick search found the following sources at
Sewage | Lake Winnipeg Foundation
North End Sewage Treatment Plant Upgrade - Sewage Treatment Program - Sewage - Water and Waste - City of Winnipeg
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-sewage-treatment-plant-upgrades-overruns-1.5994709
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/mani...ent-plant-upgrades-winnipeg-funding-1.6114395
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/mani...t-privatization-manitoba-government-1.6029460
 

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Yes definitely more attention required to this issue! I also am troubled by the frequency of sewage spills into the red on a regular basis!Yes amounts are smaller for most but as we have seen in the news there have been several large spills also...https://winnipeg.ca/waterandwaste/sewage/service_int.stm



 

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I don't often read facebook and don't like to quote facebook, but the following article (Parts 1-4) about Lake Winnipeg Sustainability by Rick Geratz on Lake Winnipeg Ice Report does an excellent job of explaining the problem and identifying sources. here
 
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