Fixing the kidneys | Steve Strang on Lake Winnipeg

Steve Strang is the former mayor of St. Clements (a rural municipality around the south basin of Lake Winnipeg) and is now the executive director of the Red River Basin Commission. In this informative interview he talks about some of the issues troubling the lake and...

Wilful Ignorance | Vicki Burns

Vicki Burns is well-known in environmental and animal health circles. For more than 14 years she was the executive director of the Winnipeg Humane Society. Now she is director of the Save Lake Winnipeg Project where she increases public awareness of the crisis facing...

Not just farming | David Lobb

Dr. David Lobb has a just-the-facts-jack way of speaking. Forthright, convincing and understandable despite the complexity of the topic. So what does a soil scientist from the University of Manitoba have to say about the state of a lake? Quite a lot, it seems. Many...

Lack of political courage | Bill Barlow

William (Bill) Barlow was involved in small town politics for decades. He also served on bigger stages and for years was the chair of the Lake Winnipeg Stewardship Board. That group was tasked by Manitoba’s Minister of Water Stewardship to produce a report about the...

Wolves at the Door

For 20 years Jenny Ryon has entered a secret enclosure in the Nova Scotia wilderness, the only place in the world to observe the full life cycle of wild wolves.Her patience is paying off. Wolves at the Door At the fading of the light Jenny Ryon meets wolves. She first...

Transplant

Transplant In the world of organ donation, there are those who grieve and those who rejoice. “Karen, the hospital in Winnipeg wants you there now!” Unlike most kidney transplant candidates, 30-year-old Karen Genaille didn’t get a dramatic phone call from the hospital...