Meewasin Valley Authority News

Corman Park Reeve Judy Harwood is calling for talks about the Meewasin Valley Authority's plans to close popular areas along the South Saskatchewan River.

Corman Park reeve worries about river access closures

By 650 CKOM April 17, 2017 - 11:26am Updated: April 17, 2017 - 1:43pm

The reeve of the Rural Municipality of Corman Park is concerned about plans to close several popular spots along the South Saskatchewan River.   The Meewasin Valley Authority (...

The Meewasin Valley Authoirty is shutting down three of their canoe launches in an effort to cut costs.

South Sask. river access impacted by MVA cuts

By 650 CKOM April 13, 2017 - 1:34pm Updated: April 17, 2017 - 8:22am

The recent cutbacks by the Meewasin Valley Authority will have an impact on how people access the South Saskatchewan River this summer.   The river authority is closing the...

he annual pelican watch program is among the cuts as the Meewasin Valley Authority deals with fewer dollars from the provincial government.

Pelican watch program among cuts at Meewasin Valley

By Chris Carr April 11, 2017 - 5:02pm Updated: April 13, 2017 - 7:48am

The recent provincial budget is putting pressure on the Meewasin Valley Authority.

The province cut $409,000 from the MVA, which amounts to a 17 per cent reduction in...

Saskatoon University MLA Eric Olauson was removed from the Meewasin Valley Authority board and ordered to apologize for asking staff to research a woman unhappy with cuts to libraries.

MLA Olauson email reveals 'research' request on constituent

By 650 CKOM April 11, 2017 - 4:06pm Updated: April 12, 2017 - 6:41am

The Sask. Party ordered Saskatoon University MLA Eric Olauson to apologize Tuesday after he asked his staff to dig into a constituent's background.

Heather Landine...

Pelicans, once listed as an endangered species, gather on the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon between April and October.

Pelicans make earliest arrival in Saskatoon contest history

By 650 CKOM April 4, 2017 - 10:34am Updated: April 4, 2017 - 10:34am

Spring is here – and so are the pelicans.

The Meewasin Valley Authority has confirmed the return of Saskatoon’s annual guests to their favourite fishing spot between the...

The Meewasin Valley Authority will have to prioritize their programming — including trail maintenance — after losing 20 per cent of their budget due to provincial funding cuts on March 22, 2017.

'Beginning to hit a wall:' MVA concerned over provincial funding cuts

By Chris Vandenbreekel March 23, 2017 - 5:46pm Updated: March 23, 2017 - 7:58pm

The Meewasin Valley Authority says it's "taking a hit" from the provincial budget, and it could jeopardize the organization's services.   The province revealed in Wednesday's...

The Meewasin Valley Authority lost $409,000 in provincial funding in the 2017-18 Saskatchewan budget.

Meewasin Valley Authority sees funds slashed in provincial budget

By Bryn Levy March 22, 2017 - 2:56pm Updated: March 22, 2017 - 8:03pm

The body that oversees Saskatoon's river pathway system saw its funding from the province reduced in the 2017-18 budget.   The Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) lost $409,000...

Pelicans, once listed as an endangered species, gather on the South Saskatchewan River in Saskatoon between April and October.

Contest opens to predict pelicans' arrival in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM March 1, 2017 - 7:30am Updated: March 1, 2017 - 10:48am

Saskatoon will soon be on the lookout for a sure sign of spring: pelicans.

Starting Wednesday, people can register their entry in the annual Meewasin Pelican Watch...

Lorna Shaw Lennox speaks at a rally in support of the Meewasin Valley Authority at Gabriel Dumont Park on June 29, 2016.

Group rallies in support of Meewasin

By Bryn Levy June 29, 2016 - 1:20pm Updated: June 29, 2016 - 1:20pm

A rally was held Wednesday morning in Gabriel Dumont Park by a group urging the province to maintain its funding for the Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA).   The MVA was set up...

The Meewasin Valley Authority interpretive centre at 402 3rd Avenue South following a press conference on June 8, 2016.  The centre is slated to close effective July 1, 2016.

Meewasin interpretive centre to close amid funding worries

By Bryn Levy June 8, 2016 - 2:25pm Updated: June 8, 2016 - 2:37pm

The Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) is closing its 3rd Avenue South interpretive centre effective July 1.

CEO Lloyd Isaak announced the decision at a press conference on...

An aerial view of the Northeast Swale near Saskatoon.

Group calls for better protection of Northeast Swale, more funds for MVA

By Bryn Levy April 1, 2016 - 5:50pm Updated: April 1, 2016 - 5:50pm

A group of people concerned about the impact of development on the Northeast Swale aired their views at a Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) board meeting on Friday.   The board...

A June 5, 2014 photo of a slumping section of the Meewasin trail on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River.

Running club says older trails starting to show their age

By François Biber January 5, 2016 - 2:39pm Updated: January 5, 2016 - 2:39pm

Many of Saskatoon’s riverbank trails are cracking, slumping and in need of repair – and no one knows the trails better than Saskatoon Roadrunner Club president Peter Goode....