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August 18, 2017

Testing reveals toxic heavy metals

Filed under: Community News — Admin @ 6:29 pm

Numbers from testing released in CBC article…/manito…/st-boniface-soil-toxic-1.4253265

Residents in St. Boniface are wondering whether their garden-grown veggies are safe to eat after testing showed high levels of lead, copper, zinc and cadmium in their soil.

August 17, 2017

Air talks with new Government

Filed under: Community News,Industrial — Admin @ 6:46 pm

Because of the change to a PC government and having been given a short span of time in which to present, SSBRA representatives crammed in as much information about the issue as possible in order to ensure that the new Deputy Minister was informed of as many of the residents’ and local business owners’ concerns as possible.…/you-shouldnt-be-able-to…

August 14, 2017

Residents push for new air-quality tests

Filed under: Community News,Industrial — Admin @ 8:47 pm

As mentioned in the Winnipeg Free Press article by Aldo Santin, view the full peer review.…

“A second review conducted by Brian Zelt, a professional engineer from Alberta who’s considered an expert in air dispersion modelling, found similar problems with the provincial tests. He concluded “there are several short-comings of the (provincial) study.”
Zelt’s report said the shortcomings he identified in the provincial testing “discredit the air study from being a definitive statement about health or the industrial area emissions.”

A group of south St. Boniface residents and business owners are critical of air-quality testing conducted by provincial staff at a scrap metal operation in their neighbourhood and want the government to redo the tests using an…

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