Peat Moss Mining An injunction sought against the province and a multinational corporation could stall peat mining and resource development in the Interlake. If you don't see it please check your junk folder. Please read our Commenting Policy first. READ MORE: First numbers released for case counts in 12 Winnipeg neighbourhoods. [4], The land within the park continues to be used by the Fisher River Cree Nation for traditional activities. 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4. I would like to acknowledge them for their support.”. RBC will purchase the green electricity that Bullfrog Power sources from the Fisher River solar farm. Get a roundup of the most important and intriguing national stories delivered to your inbox every weekday. Visit our Community Guidelines for more information and details on how to adjust your email settings. We encountered an issue signing you up. “Leadership reminds community members that our team has been preparing for this situation and we are implementing the safest action plan to help limit the spread of COVID-19,” Peguis Public Health and the community’s leadership said in a statement. Fisher River Health Services have already contacted those who were in close contact with the person and they are now in self-isolation for 14 days. Fisher River is just over 200 kms north of Winnipeg and adheres to Treaty 5. It has been sent to the provincial laboratory for confirmation. Want to discuss? The terms of the agreement are confidential,” said Bruce Owen, Manitoba Hydro media relations officer. Court documents filed in October show Fisher River … It provides a source of revenue for our First Nations here but what it has also done for the community is create a sense of pride for our members,” said Fisher River Cree Nation Chief David Crate on Wednesday. Fisher River Cree Nation 1,749 views. Fisher River Cree Nation launched a seven-acre solar power farm which is by far the biggest solar project in Manitoba. Fisher Bay Provincial Park is located along the western shore of Lake Winnipeg near the mouth of the Fisher River. Fisher River is located about 200 kilometres north of Winnipeg. Postmedia is committed to maintaining a lively but civil forum for discussion and encourage all readers to share their views on our articles. Comments may take up to an hour for moderation before appearing on the site. We think it is a standard for what every modern community should look like. [5], International Union for Conservation of Nature, "Province Establishes Fifth New Provincial Park This Year", Riding Mountain Park East Gate Registration Complex,, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 7 October 2019, at 00:38. “It all starts with an idea, but to be able to find the individuals who share the same idea to work together, collaborate and make it happen is different. [3] The park is considered to be a Class II protected area under the International Union for Conservation of Nature protected area management categories. A 38-year-old from Fisher River is dead following a two-vehicle crash near Arborg on Sunday afternoon. Fisher Branch was originally named Wasoo, but later was changed to Fisher Branch because it was beside a branch of the Fisher River. We have a number of partners that helped us with the development. The many partners involved in the project are W Dusk Energy, Bullfrog Power, Solvest, and the Royal Bank of Canada. The Fisher River Gaming Centre has closed until further notice and all visits to the Ochekwi-Sipi Cree Nation Personal Care Home in the community have been put on hold. We apologize, but this video has failed to load. We have enabled email notifications—you will now receive an email if you receive a reply to your comment, there is an update to a comment thread you follow or if a user you follow comments. The person is in stable condition and self-isolating. “This project is Manitoba’s first utility-scale solar farm. Three people have tested positive for COVID-19 in two neighbouring Interlake Indigenous communities — the first cases in Manitoba First Nations since the beginning of the pandemic.