Great Lakes

(L to R) RCMP Constable Francois Picard-Blais, Commanding Officer Alan Morris, Korean War veteran David Parent of Windsor, and RCMP Constable Dave Running with the Memorial Cup aboard the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Constable Carrière on 18 May 2017.Photo courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard.

Memorial Cup Arrives In Windsor

(SARNIA, ON) – The Memorial Cup embarked on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship Constable Carrière in Sarnia and departed for Windsor around 2:30pm yesterday. The…




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IJC Seeks Public Input On Great Lakes

(DETROIT, MI) – The International Joint Commission will be holding six public meetings in Great Lakes communities to hear the views of residents regarding how…


The Thames River.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Working To Reduce Algae Blooms

(CHATHAM, ON) – The Thames River’s connection to algae in the Great Lakes is sparking local action. Around Lake Erie, work continues to solve the…


Enbridge Agrees To Compensation After Oil Spills

(KALAMAZOO, MI) – The US Department of Justice and the US Environmental Protection Agency yesterday announced a settlement with Enbridge Energy Limited Partnership, and several…


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Wetland Creation In Chatham-Kent

By Ian Shalapata (CLEARVILLE, ON) – Authorities in Chatham-Kent are embarking upon the creation of a new wetland conservation project within the Point Pelee and…


US Coast Guard Cutters Mackinaw (foreground) and Alder continue ice breaking operations on eastern Lake Superior, creating tracks that will enable 18 vessels currently being staged to continue transiting to and from the lower Great Lakes, April 7, 2015. Ongoing ice breaking operations are part of the Spring Breakout phase of Operation Taconite.Photo courtesy of the Canadian Coast Guard.

Ice Breaking Begins On The Great Lakes

(SAULT STE MARIE, MI) – US Coast Guard Sector Sault Ste Marie has commenced Operation Taconite in response to expanded ice growth in the commercial…


A responder labels a sample of product for analysis extracted from the Lake Erie Barge Argo Nov. 11, 2015. The Unified Command, consisting of the U.S. Coast Guard and Ohio EPA, continues to take all necessary actions to ensure the safety of the public and the environment during the response.Photo by US Coast Guard Chief Petty Officer Lauren Jorgensen.

Chemicals Found On Sunken Barge

(CLEVELAND, OH) – Salvage operations for the sunken tanker barge Argo, in Lake Erie, continue as the Unified Command proceeds with plans for product recovery….


EPA Grant Sustains Great Lakes Monitoring

(WINDSOR, ON) – A multimillion dollar grant will allow University of Windsor researchers to continue to closely monitor the health of the Great Lakes coastal…