Oct. 31, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press – Flipping the switch on local hydrogen production will be a pivotal step towards a net-zero energy grid, Premier Wab Kinew said Monday, as the NDP government tries to get ahead of a future power-pinch.+
October 23, 2023 – The Conversation – The rate at which the warming Southern Ocean melts the West Antarctic ice sheet will speed up rapidly over the course of this century, regardless of how much emissions fall in coming decades, our new research suggests. This ocean-driven melting is expected to increase sea-level rise, with consequences for coastal communities around the world.
Oct. 16, 2023 – The National Observer – It’s no secret oilsands companies intend to ramp up production despite the rapidly worsening impacts of the climate crisis, and one longtime industry executive laid out his arguments for doing just that at a federal committee Monday.+
Oct. 15, 2023 – City News – More than 17,800,000 hectares have burned across Canada so far in 2023, marking the country’s most devastating wildfire season on record.+
Oct. 15, 2023 – The Carillon – In a survey of 800 farmers done by the farm chemical company Bayer, it was found that more than 70 percent believe that climate change is already having an impact on their farm operations.+
Oct. 14, 2023 – CBC – Brandon Fresh Farms president Adam Morand says his company aims to create a 120,000-square-foot vertical farm in a historic downtown Brandon building. The proposal is ‘a food security project, but it is also a heritage building project,’ he says.
Curt Hull, Director of Climate Change Connection and lead author of Manitoba’s Road to Resilience series will host a conversation about how to build a fossil-fuel free future in Manitoba on Thursday, October 19, 2023, from 7-9PM. Event is free please register on Eventbright.
Premiers declare victory over Supreme Court impact assessment ruling. Everyone else says, not so fast
Oct. 13, 2023 – The National Observer – Premiers hostile to the Trudeau’s government’s environmental agenda were quick to declare victory over a Supreme Court of Canada ruling that found the federal law to regulate major development projects “largely unconstitutional.”+
Oct. 12, 2023 – The Journal of Commerce – The Government of Canada is investing $12.4 million towards construction of a green multi-purpose community facility in Winnipeg. The Buffalo Crossing facility will serve as a gateway to FortWhyte Alive, a 660-acre reclaimed urban green space in the city dedicated to providing programming, natural settings and facilities for environmental education, outdoor recreation and social enterprise, a release stated.+
Oct. 13, 2023 – City News – The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Friday against federal legislation on the environmental effects of major developments, with five out of seven judges finding most of it unconstitutional because its language could be used to regulate activities within provincial jurisdiction.+
Oct. 11, 2023 – Gillett News- This article proposes nine innovative ideas for the new provincial government of Manitoba to consider in order to make Winnipeg a more livable and prosperous city. The ideas range from addressing the housing crisis to improving public transportation and combating climate change.+
October 8, 2023 – The Canadian Press – From green roofs in Toronto to Vancouver’s rain city strategy, Canadian cities are looking to become “sponges” in order to help mitigate some of the effects of extreme rainfall events.+
Oct. 6, 2023 – The National Observer – A newly elected Manitoba NDP government doesn’t necessarily mean good outcomes for the environment, an Indigenous climate advocate says.+
Oct. 5, 2023 – City News – Why is one climate scientist calling data for September “absolutely gobsmackingly bananas”? Melissa Duggan on the red hot report.+
Oct. 4, 2023 – Winnipeg Free Press- The debut ‘climate fiction’ (or cli-fi) novel by Winnipeg author Jason Pchajek. The book — published by Ravenstone, a local subsidiary of Turnstone Press — is the first in a planned series of three, and is set more than a century into the future, in a version of Winnipeg which has been affected by climate change and where people have been forced to settle underneath the city.+
Oct. 3, 2023 – The province will offer electric vehicle rebates and some homes will get free geothermal heating — but much remains to be seen about how the party will balance an affordability crisis with huge environmental issues.+
Oct. 1, 2023 – Info Tel – Travelers encountered many weather surprises this summer, from wildfires in Europe to knee-deep mud at Burning Man. Indeed, it was the hottest summer on record around the globe, according to the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service.+