In a wide-ranging interview Hank Venema starts with how we got in to this mess in the first place. If we hadn’t moved heaven and earth (literally) to get water off the prairie as fast as possible, we might not have the same levels of eutrophication in Lake Winnipeg. But…

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 state of the lake, which…

“It’s like wanting your kid to grow up to become a doctor but instead he becomes a stage actor. It’s not what you wanted but he’s still alive.” The ’parent’ of that kid is Mike Stainton, a retired scientist who studied lake chemistry for decades. “Lake Winnipeg is a managed…

Mea culpa (updated July 28, 2020)

I rushed this story out before all the facts were in. Poor journalism? Excess of enthusiasm? Bad research? Who knows…

But it seems that other dubious facts have also appeared about the dying of the carp. …

Bramwell Ryan

Canadian writer with a runaway curiosity and a short attention span. More at bramwellryan.com

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