Meewasin Valley Authority News

According to the MVA, a new partnership with the R.M. of Corman Park and public support led to the decision to maintain the boat launches.

MVA reverses decision to shutter boat launches

By 650 CKOM May 19, 2017 - 2:19pm Updated: May 19, 2017 - 2:30pm

The Meewasin Valley Authority is reversing course on a decision to close three boat launches along the South Saskatchewan River.

Fred Heal, Poplar Bluffs and Paradise...

Doug Porteous was named the interim CEO for the Meewasin Valley Authority on May 18, 2017.

Doug Porteous named Meewasin Valley Authority interim CEO

By 650 CKOM May 18, 2017 - 12:08pm Updated: May 18, 2017 - 12:30pm

The Meewasin Valley Authority has announced a new interim CEO.

Doug Porteous was named to the position Thursday, after working as the MVA community development manager...

The Meewasin Valley Authority terminated CEO Lloyd Isaak after a "difference in opinion" on May 12, 2017.

MVA 'parts ways' with CEO Lloyd Isaak

By Chris Vandenbreekel May 12, 2017 - 4:03pm Updated: May 12, 2017 - 4:15pm

The Meewasin Valley Authority is looking for a new CEO.

The organization announced Friday afternoon it decided to "part ways" with Lloyd Isaak, who led the MVA for four...

Employees from Graham Construction pitch in to clean-up Saskatoon's riverbank on April 22, 2017.

Community steps up to keep riverbank clean-up afloat

By Brent Bosker April 25, 2017 - 12:43pm Updated: April 25, 2017 - 12:45pm

Saskatoon is answering the call as the Meewasin Valley Authority faces challenging times.   Already reeling from having its funding chopped in the March provincial budget, the...

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 - 11:30am

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 13, 2017 - 1:45pm

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 11, 2017 - 5:15pm

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 11, 2017 - 4:15pm

The Sask. Party ordered Saskatoon University MLA Eric Olauson to apologize Tuesday after requesting a background check on a constituent.

Resident Heather Landine emailed...

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 - 10:45am

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 - 7:59pm

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 - 2:57pm 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...

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