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A Ray of Hope

A ray of hope to lift the environmental gloom

By: Thomas S. Axworthy Posted: 2:00 AM CDT Tuesday, Jul. 9, 2024

…at the same time as Calgary was facing a shortage, an article published in the Winnipeg Free Press on June 29 reported that Winnipeg’s combined sewage overflows dumped nearly 5.4 billion litres of sewage into local rivers in 2023. St. Vital Coun. Brian Mayes has led the fight to have adequate overflow capacity in place but, as always with civic infrastructure, money is short. The Winnipeg and Calgary examples demonstrate that there is a real water infrastructure deficit in the country with most existing municipal capacity being over 50 years old, thereby being subject to leaks and breaks…



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