Great Lakes Now’s documentary about the history of and current political debates about Enbridge Line 5 in the Mackinac Straits garnered a top award from the Society of Professional Journalists metro Detroit chapter on Thursday.
Records show funding for Toledo Coalition for Jobs and Growth came almost exclusively from Houston, Texas-based BP North America, including a $302,000 wire transfer made just two weeks before the election.
Recognizing Ralph Wilson’s love for water and what it can do to redefine urban places, the Foundation awarded $50 million each for West Riverfront Park in Detroit and LaSalle Park in Buffalo, both being renamed Ralph C. Wilson Jr. Centennial Park.
Milwaukee’s Kevin Shafer has an ambitious goal for the agency charged with keeping sewage out of Lake Michigan. He wants zero sewage overflows to the lake by 2035, a goal that has national colleagues and a Milwaukee environmental group questioning if he understands the inevitability of overflows.
The city of Midland used a $250,000 grant from Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport to study and develop a 10-year plan to evaluate making Ontario a major competitor in the Great Lakes cruising industry.