Meewasin Valley Authority News

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....

The CEO of the Meewasin Valley Authority is making an urgent call for more funding

Meewasin Valley Authority pleads for cash as crisis looms

By Bryn Levy January 4, 2016 - 6:34pm Updated: January 4, 2016 - 6:35pm

The head of the organization responsible for Saskatoon's riverfront pathway system is sounding the alarm about a major cash crunch.

Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) CEO...

An aerial shot of the trail.

Southern extension to Meewasin Trail officially open in Saskatoon

By 650 CKOM October 16, 2015 - 1:09pm Updated: October 16, 2015 - 3:55pm

More than 80 kilometres of trails now sprawl across the City of Saskatoon as Meewasin officially opened a southern extension Friday.   The new path for biking, running and...

An aerial view of the Northeast Swale near Saskatoon.

Swale master plan moves to council

By Bryn Levy October 5, 2015 - 5:17pm Updated: October 5, 2015 - 5:18pm

City council will vote on the Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA)'s master plan for the Northeast Swale after it cleared the city's planning, development and community services...

A table from the Meewasin Valley Authority’s 2015 annual report showing funding levels over time adjusted for inflation.

Meewasin Valley Authority report calls for more money

By 650 CKOM September 21, 2015 - 4:46pm Updated: September 21, 2015 - 4:46pm

The agency in charge of Saskatoon's riverfront trails says it's having a hard time reaching its goals.

The Meewasin Valley Authority (MVA) has been in charge of the...

Dog walker Lynsay Haanstra plays with her clients' dogs at the Whitecap Park beach. A new park plan would ban off-leash use of the river.

Dog owners growling at new Whitecap Park plan

By Lasia Kretzel September 13, 2015 - 8:38am Updated: September 14, 2015 - 8:53am

Dog owners would rather use Whitecap Park's new master plan to pick up after their pets than see it become a reality.

The new design includes an 80-acre fenced dog park...