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2008-11-07 15:00:10

New research by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has identified that the continued loss of wetlands in Manitoba is increasing phosphorus loads into Lake Winnipeg equivalent to dumping 10 semi loads of commercial agricultural fertilizer or 544,000 bags of lawn fertilizer directly into the lake every year. "Never before has DUC's push to stop the loss of wetlands been so staunchly supported by research," says Bob Grant, Manager Provincial Operations for Ducks Unlimited Canada. "Our results are by...

2008-09-03 12:00:16

GIMLI, MANITOBA--(Marketwire - Sept. 3, 2008) - James Bezan, Member of Parliament for Selkirk-Interlake, today was pleased to announce that due to overwhelming interest to help protect Lake Winnipeg, the deadline for project submissions to the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Fund is being extended from September 1 to September 30th. Mr. Bezan made the announcement on behalf of Manitoba Regional Minister Vic Toews, and Canada's Environment Minister, John Baird. "Our Government is committed to...

2006-03-27 14:58:47

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - North American environmental groups, upset over water diverted from the U.S. into Canada, have asked an international watchdog to investigate the matter, the coalition said on Monday. "Canada and the U.S. are violating the international laws designed to protect our shared lakes and rivers from pollution. An independent inquiry by the CEC (North American Commission for Environmental Cooperation) will uncover why Canada and the U.S....

2006-02-23 16:27:01

By Marcy Nicholson WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - U.S. plans to combat droughts by diverting Missouri River water north into Canada are pushing the two countries toward their second clash in a year over water use. At issue is a North Dakotan plan to divert water from the Missouri River into a system that would take it over the border to Lake Winnipeg in Manitoba, the world's 10th largest freshwater lake and home to a commercial fishery. North Dakota says it faces severe drought...

2005-11-15 18:21:18

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Despite a study that found no invasive fish or plants in North Dakota's Devils Lake, from which water is being drained to end up in Canada, the Canadian province of Manitoba said on Tuesday it still wants the water filtered more. The study did find four types of toxin-causing algae in Devils Lake and three parasites that are not found in Canadian waters and could have an impact on Manitoba's Lake Winnipeg, the world's 10th largest freshwater...

2005-11-15 18:20:00

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (Reuters) - Despite a study that found no invasive fish or plants in North Dakota's Devils Lake, from which water is being drained to end up in Canada, the Canadian province of Manitoba said on Tuesday it still wants the water filtered more. The study did find four types of toxin-causing algae in Devils Lake and three parasites that are not found in Canadian waters and could have an impact on Manitoba's Lake Winnipeg, the world's 10th largest freshwater lake and...

2005-08-15 13:08:23

By Roberta Rampton WINNIPEG, Manitoba (Reuters) - Despite Canadian fears of contamination, North Dakota began pumping water on Monday from its Devils Lake floodlands into a system that leads eventually into a commercial fishery north of the U.S. border. The U.S. diversion plan has been a diplomatic sore point because of Canadian concerns the water could pollute Manitoba's Lake Winnipeg, the world's 10th largest freshwater lake and home to a C$25 million fishery. North Dakota says...

2005-08-06 09:56:10

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada and the United States announced a deal on Saturday that could years of bickering over plans to drain a North Dakota lake into rivers that end up in Canada, and said there would be safeguards to prevent pollution and minimize risk from "nuisance species" of fish. A statement from the two countries said they had made progress in deciding how to drain Devils Lake, a low-lying area of water that flooded farms, schools and villages as it spread from 70 square miles to...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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