This beauty and these resources must be protected, says fisherman Robert Kristjanson to journalist-director Rémi Gosselin in a report presented on the show La Semaine Verte, on November 5, 2006.
Blue-green algae proliferate in the waters of the lake.
The latter, fueled by the pollution, suffocate marine life and produce harmful toxins that threaten the health of the lake.
The good condition of the Lake Winnipeg ecosystem will, in 2023, be weakened as much by blue-green algae as by the spread of zebra mussels. p>
In addition, poor wastewater management encourages the outbreak of the bacteriaE. coliand caused more or less prolonged closures of several beaches on Lake Winnipeg.
In 2021, the federal and provincial governments signed a new 10-year agreement to protect the Lake Winnipeg ecosystem.
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