$275K to monitor and protect Ottawa River, McKenna announces

By Kayla Douglas, Ottawa Sun, May 29, 2019

The federal government will be providing $275,000 to help monitor and protect the Ottawa River over the next two years, Catherine Mckenna, minister of environment and climate change, announced Wednesday.

“We’re feeling the impacts of climate change. Flooding has impacted residents all along the Ottawa River,” McKenna said. “We have seen floods that are supposed to be one in 100 years happening every few years.”

And McKenna said instances of extreme weather are only going to get worse, as Canada is warming at a rate that’s twice the global average.


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