What's New The shipping news The Economist (2/1) When spring arrives and the frozen shores of the Great Lakes are long thawed, the St Lawrence Seaway, North America’s liquid superhighway, should witness the greatest renewal of its shipping fleet in 30 years.
New fuel-efficient ship for Great Lakes Ship & Bunker (12/17) The Montreal-based Fednav Group announced it has delivered a new vessel to the Great Lakes-Seaway System, one of a new series of ships that are 12 percent more fuel efficient than their predecessors.
Feds sued over fracking ban The Canadian Press (11/24) An American company intends to sue the Canadian government for more than $250 million over Quebec's controversial moratorium on hydraulic fracturing or fracking.
Water and our society The McGill Daily (11/15) Recent resignations in Montreal's municipal council have cast doubt on the spirit in which water management is conducted: short term repairs, plenty of advertising, and minimal follow up.
Cut fossil fuel use, Quebec’s environmental groups tell PQ The Montreal Gazette (10/22) Quebec's major environmental groups are calling on the Parti Québécois government to come up with a plan to drastically reduce the use of fossil fuels. The groups want the province to focus more on energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Economy Canadian Transportation Research Gateway Transport Canada The Canadian Transportation Research Gateway (CTRG) is intended to provide access to evaluated websites, through a single gateway, for researchers, students, government, and industry.
Environment Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network Environment Canada The Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network (EMAN) is made up of linked organizations and individuals involved in ecological monitoring in Canada to better detect, describe, and report on ecosystem changes.
Environmental Defence Canada Formerly known as the Canadian Environmental Defence Fund, Environmental Defence Canada protects the environment and human health.
Living By Water Project The mission of the Project is "working towards healthier human and wildlife habitat along the shorelines of Canada", and to help shoreline residents obtain information to protect their property, prevent problems like erosion, and protect water quality, fish and wildlife habitat.
Nature Conservancy of Canada For over 40 years, the Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has been working to protect Canada’s most threatened natural habitats and the endangered species that call them home.
St. Lawrence Centre As the only federal research and development center devoted entirely to the river ecosystem, the St. Lawrence Centre conducts research programs aimed at studying the various ecosystems and keeping the knowledge base about the river up to date.
The Lakes of Canada Canada's Aquatic Environments Physical attributes and watershed characteristics of the 10 largest lakes in Canada and selected others.
The World of Trees Includes sections on seasonal changes; uses of trees; action and protection; and, teacher's resources, such as classroom experiments.
Tourism The Great Lakes Circle Tour Ride along on the 6,500-mile Great Lakes Circle Tour: a scenic, international road system connecting the five Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River! For new visitors to the region, this online travel guide offers informational maps, road routes and estimated mileages, and links to major cities, camping and recreation areas, and natural attractions.
Québec Parks Société des éstablishments de plein air du Québec (Sépaq)