Invasive Species

The fight to keep our great lakes in healthy condition is a constant battle that never ends for our government. Recently an algae break has spread across Lake Erie, Lake Huron and some of our other great lakes. On top of the extreme algae break there has also been a break of foreign species in our waters. Fisherman have begun to use foreign bait which act as invasive species to our great lakes. These invasive species has resulted in fish who normally don’t flow up our steam entering our great lakes. This in return can greatly the natural order of things in the great lakes.

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Alongside the help of the Michigan Government, the Canadian Government is finding local fishing stores who might be selling these invasive species as bait. They will be fined, any fishermen caught using these invasive species will also be fined a large amount of money as well. Unfortunately it is very hard to determine where these invasive species were sold and it’s even harder to see the fishermen using them as bait.

One of the Co-Authors and also a molecular ecologist at the Central Michigan Institute of Great Lakes Research spoke about this issue which is occurring in our great lakes as of right now. Andrew Mahon stated the following. “While overall only a small percentage of bait shops had evidence of invasive species, it is nevertheless alarming that at least some invaders are being spread by anglers, the very group of people that value the Great Lakes fishery the most,”

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Environmental Defence Team

The Environmental Organization has officially come up with a four part plan that will stop the algae blooms occurring throughout our Great Lakes. This algae will great effect natural water reserves that could be used if ever needed. The pollution and algae has resulted in the waters being so populated that people can no longer swim in some of the lakes such as Lake Erie.

One of the steps planned to be used to stop pollution in the great lakes is get local farmers to stop using parasites, nutrients and various others way that increase growth of their stock. The government will pay the farmers to do this, this in return will allow for pollution to decrease greatly and allow for the Environment Organization to clean the lakes up.

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“The Great Lakes supply drinking water for millions of people, and are critical to Ontario’s fishing, boating and tourism industries,” said Nancy Goucher, water program manager with Environmental Defence. “Allowing them to be covered in green slime every summer is simply not an option. Our plan is about giving farmers the tools and financial resources they need to help reduce their nutrient runoff in the lake,” said Environmental Defence’s Goucher. “Reducing the amount of phosphorus in the lake will have a huge impact on the size and frequency of algal blooms in the future.”

You can be ensured that come a few years time our Great Lakes will return to the beautiful marvels of nature they are.

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Northwest Ohio

Recently it was revealed that Lake Erie, one of the great lakes that borders Canada and the United States of America is in a state of decay. On the American side of Lake Erie there has been a large amount of algae has been blooming in the shallowest lake of the great lakes. This algae has put in a great amount of toxins, so much toxins that it can sicken people in a matter of hours and kill pets within a day. The reason for this algae’s growth is because the USA doesn’t respect natural environments and they never will, they’ve dumped a mass amount of sludge from a sewage plant on the border of Lake Erie. They’ve been dumping this sludge for more than a decade.

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This problem doesn’t just effect Americans but it also effects Canadians located in the area. Eventually the Algae will spread to all points of Lake Erie unless Canada does something about it. There has been rumors that Canada will simply put a large divider in between the lake at the border. This will solve the issue and result in American’s losing a large amount of the fresh water they so desperately crave. Canadians all around the country have expressed their disbelief in this issue and demand that the Canadian Government do something about the destruction of Lake Erie.

The worry is that America won’t take no for an answer and try to claim other great lakes as their own. This has been a theory for more than a decade from scientists all around the world. It is believed that once fresh water runs out for America they will attack their largest ally Canada in order to steal their fresh drinking water. Luckily precautions are being taken already to stop this future issue.

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August 6, 2014 · 5:29 pm

Ontario’s First

There are various kinds of cruises available for the mass public to choose from. You can either take a luxurious cruise across the Atlantic or Pacific Ocean, you can take a river boat cruise through some of the most gorgeous areas located in the world and for the first time ever you can now take a cruise across the Great Lakes & Georgian Bay. This is the first time that a cruise ship has ever taken sail on the Great Lakes/Georgian Bay.

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The new cruise ship has been named “The Pearl Mist“. The new vessel is 335 Feet Wide and 56 Feet in Length. The Pearl Mist is now considered to be the largest vessel to ever hit the great lakes. Those who wish to take this luxurious cruise ship around the great lakes & Georgian Bay will have to compete for one of the two hundred rooms available. The rooms range from three hundred to six hundred square feet, giving whoever wishes to go on this cruise plenty of space for their one week adventure. There are six different lounges, a spacious dining room, one pool and incredible five star quality food.

The Pearl Mist disembarks from Northern Manitoulin, the cruise last for a total of one week. Essentially the pearl mist is a river boat cruise transferred over to the great lakes. The last time this cruise ship will set sail for the season is on September 15th, 2014 at 8 A.M. Tickets are still being sold, visit the website to find out more information.

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Thunder Bay Holds The Future

There was a conference held within Thunder Bay which brought mayors from US Cities and Canadian Cities located around the Great Lakes with one another. Each one of these mayors joined with one another to speak about the future of our great lakes. Essentially they spoke about how they can protect the natural eco-system of the lakes while still turning a profit for local business. The Great Lakes are the largest bodies of water known to man with fresh water. The majority of the world is Salt Water and losing the great lakes just simply can’t be an option.

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In order to protect the great lakes these mayors have decided that they will put in place new laws within their cities that requires vehicles be parked away from the lakes a minimum two thousand meters away. This way the pollution of gasoline wouldn’t be so direct to the ocean. A new law which will be put in place towards the end of the summer will require food businesses be at least a half a mile away from the lakes, this way people will have to more than likely throw out their garbage on the way back. This in return would mean less garbage being dumped into our great lakes.

Though it might not be much for now it is a start, the conference will last three days in which many new laws and changes can be made effective. We will keep you updated on any new information released on the Thunder Bay Conference.

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The Great Lakes Are Ice Free

Every year Canada goes through four different seasons that are all beautiful in their own way. First winter, then spring, summer and then the fall. As the process repeats the weather around us and our surrounding change in front of our eyes. One of the lovely things about Summer is that we get to see all of the flowers bloom, our lakes melt away and our beaches become filled with warmth due to the sun. Today the Weather Network reported that all of the ice in each one of the great lakes have finally melted. This is the longest time that it has taken for the ice to melt since 1970, showing that temperatures in Canada are cooling with each passing year.

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On the positive side of things this means that Canadians can finally return to the beach for the next few months. Canadians only get three to four months of beach weather a year so when it comes around the beaches are filled with children, adults and teenagers all enjoying themselves. It is truly the time period where Canadians become alive and embrace their country for its natural beauty.

Dayna Vettese, a Meteorologist for the Weather Network said the following during her broadcast: “Canadians get ready to bring out your swim trunks and towels as all of the ice in the great lakes have finally melted and temperatures within the waters are starting to rise. Come a week’s time we will be able to return to our beaches.”

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Lucky Player Wins $530,038

Earlier on this week one player was able to have an incredible start to their week as they won $530,037. The punter who triggered this jackpot was spinning the reels on Everybody’s Jackpot, a well known video slot famous for its progressive jackpots.

There has yet to be many details regarding where this jackpot was won or how it was triggered. We do know that this jackpot was trigger nearly two weeks after the last progressive jackpot was won. This punter also won more than the average amount as Everybody’s Jackpot will normally pay out $401,220. It’s only been two weeks since this jackpot was last triggered, proving that this video slot is still rising in popularity. This is thanks to the mass amount of progressive jackpots won on a yearly basis.
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This grateful punter who has asked to remain anonymous due to the amount of his win did make a statement to the media saying, “I’m absolutely shocked that I triggered this jackpot. I don’t even know what to say or know what I’m going to do with all of this money. I know my wife will want to put the majority of the money into a college fund for our children. I suspect that I will do that and purchase each one of us a special gift or two. Personally I want to go on a vacation around the world, I’ve always wanted to travel but have never had the opportunity. Now that I can, you can bet I will.”

Anyone who wants to experience Everybody’s Jackpot will have to do so at an online casino that supports the Playtech Software.

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Playstation 4 Outsells Xbox One

Sony was proud to announce today that for a fourth straight month in a row the Playstation 4 has been able to outsell the Xbox One. This is an incredible feat for Sony as last generation Microsoft was able to dominate the console space with the Xbox 360. The 360 still has outsold more copies than the Playstation 3 and it’s doubtful that the PS3 will outsell the 360 in its last few years.

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Sony revealed this information at a press conference in New York City saying, “We are pleased to announce that for four straight months in a row the Playstation 4 has been able to outsell the Xbox One. We owe this all to the developers who have been hard at work the last couple of years creating games for when we first launched the Playstation 4 back in November. We hope that we continue to rise in sales and become the dominating force in the next generation console market.”

Sony does have some troubles ahead of them though as the Xbox One just had a price drop down to $400, the catch is that this Xbox One doesn’t come with connect. Games such as Titanfall have been sought after by last generation gamers and PS4 Gamers. The price drop will allow for more people to purchase the console alongside the game which could result in Sony losing a mass amount of space in the console wars. We suspect that Sony will also price drop their new console if they begin to lose sales.”

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Playstation 4 Virtual Reality Headset Confirmed

Two years ago at the 2012 E3 Gaming Conference, a company called Oculus unveiled their main product “The Oculus Rift”. The Oculus Rift stands as a virtual reality headset that at first was meant for gaming but has now been purchased by Facebook for a teaching tool. Those gamers who were looking forward to the final version of the Oculus Rift can still be excited for Virtual Reality as Sony has announced that their developing their own virtual reality headset.

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Shawn Layden, the CEO behind Playstation and Sony Computer Entertainment America made a statement regarding the future of Virtual Reality on the PS4. The statement read as follows, “Today marks a new beginning for Playstation and Sony. We would like to announce that we’re working alongside key developers connected to the Oculus Rift project in order to bring you our own virtual reality headset. Every game released after the headset is on the market will be designed to interact with the headset, giving players the chance to truly experience virtual reality on a mass scale.”

Sony hasn’t unveiled the virtual reality headset as of right now. We do know that the company will be appearing at the E3 Gaming Conference in Los Angela’s but we don’t know if Sony will be giving any more information regarding the headset. We suspect that there will be whispers and rumors regarding the headset at E3 but that the actual headset would be unveiled until the 2015 E3 Gaming Confernece.

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Leprechaun Luck Jackpot Triggered At William Hill

A bride to be at the age of 29 landed on a huge £238,166 this week. This lucky girl was playing Leprechaun Luck at the William Hill Casino. The lucky winners name is Olesia Kuzmychova, a resident of Newmarket Suffolk. She was bored one day and had the itch to play her favorite slot machine. Minutes after getting on Leprechaun’s Luck she landed on the jackpot.

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Miss. Kuzmychova commented on her big win saying, “I was screaming, shouting and jumping in the air with joy. This has forever changed my life, every day you wake up in the morning wishing you could wish the lottery and one day it happens. I wake up in the morning and think this is all a dream. I am going to be able to visit my mother in Kiev, something I haven’t been able to do in years. It’ll be amazing being able to have Christmas with my mother again, she was just crying today at the thought of it and the thought of knowing that this money will change my life for the better of me.”

Olesia continued saying, “After Christmas I would like to go somewhere that is hot and has beautiful beaches. I’ve dreamed on going on a holiday like that for years”. The last thing that Miss. Kuzmychova has to mention was that she’d spend some of her money to fund her future wedding with former horse jockey William Rovetti.

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