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Saskatchewan Launches New Conservation Program

Conservation in Saskatchewan is about to take a giant leap forward. Four rural municipalities in the Wascana Creek and Qu'Appelle River watersheds announced today they will introduce the Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) conservation…

Extreme drought; the new normal?

Consider it a taste of the future: the fire, smoke, drought, dust and heat that have made life unpleasant, if not dangerous, from Louisiana to Los Angeles. New records tell the tale: biggest wildfire ever recorded in Arizona (538,049 acres),…

Songbirds soaring in Wascana Marsh

"The number and diversity of songbirds that flocked to Regina's Wascana Marsh area this summer are music to the ears of Jared Clarke." Read more: http://www.leaderpost.com

The trouble with Wascana Creek

"Two recent reports say Wascana Creek is a soup of too many nutrients and pharmaceutical products. Garth hears from a toxicology expert and he takes your calls about the state of waterways in Saskatchewan."Audio file:  listen at http://www.CBC.ca/Blue…

Photo Gallery: Aerial photos of Wascana Creek flooding

Aerial photos illustrate Wascana Creek flooding as it appears April 19, 2011. Read more: http://www.thestarphoenix.com 

Regina’s Wascana Creek has damaging pollutants

"Wascana Creek, a narrow waterway that runs through Regina, has high levels of pollutants downstream from a sewage treatment plant and should be considered an ecosystem at risk, an Environment Canada study says." Read more: http://www.CBC.ca

Foam on Wascana Creek not risky: biologist

"Big patches of foamy bubbles appearing on Regina's Wascana Creek are nothing to worry too much about, a biologist says." Read more: http://www.CBC.ca

Saskatchewan water gets a passing grade

"REGINA - If Saskatchewan were to take its water report card home to its parents, they would probably tell it to try a little harder. According to a report released Tuesday by Ecojustice, the province gets a B-." Read more: http://www.leaderpost.com 

Manitoba fertilizer ban catches province’s farmers by surprise

"As the leader of Manitoba's largest farm organization, Doug Chorney normally knows most of what's going on in the province when it comes to agriculture. But in late October, the Keystone Agricultural Producers president was surprised…

We Have a Winner!

WUQWATR is pleased to announce the winner of our  2011 Highschool Multi-media and Video Contest!  Elizabeth Burgoyne, from M.C. O'Neill Highschool,  submitted the winning entry titled "The Importance of Watersheds". Well…