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Category: Our Watershed News

Durham Region encourages Sunderland residents to conserve water

Durham Region is encouraging Sunderland residents to conserve water as staff work to establish an additional municipal water supply well in the village. Full story here.

Greenbelt Expansion Creates Turmoil in Simcoe County

Source Water Protection Plan & County Official Plan leave gaps in protection of water

NDACT asks Mono to support Greenbelt expansion, “Bluebelt”

The North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT) is asking Mono Council and staff to think about not only the province’s greenbelt expansion, but also on water. Full story…

Brock council adds support to water quality improvements

Brock Township Council is standing behind a provincial initiative that could further help identify sources of water pollutants. Full story here.  

Chippewas of Rama take step toward self-government

Chippewas of Rama First Nation members have voted in favor of a land code that enables the band to take over governance and management of its lands and resources from the Department of Indigenous Affairs. The vote was a significant step forward, said First Nation manager Dan Shilling. Full story

Clearview Township gives Source Water Responsibilities to NVCA

Town Council recently passed a motion to give Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority the responsibility for their source water protection, risk management and enforcement responsibilities under the Clean Water Act. Full story…  

New SPC Member Search

NOTE THAT THE DEADLINE OF JUNE 15, 2016 IS NOW PASSED Water you Waiting for? New members needed for Source Protection Committee (SPC) Newmarket – April 20, 2016 – Be an advocate for safe drinking water in your community! Applications are being accepted by The South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe (SGBLS) Source Protection Region for […]

Source Protection Now in Effect

Prevention the Focus of New Policies to Protect Municipal Water Newmarket, ON – July 2, 2015 – New policies to protect municipal drinking water sources came into effect yesterday. The Source Water Protection Plan for the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Region (see map) contains policies designed to prevent contaminants from industrial, agricultural […]

Shelburne Water Supply Changes: Public Consultation

Newmarket – May 14, 2015 The municipal well supplies for the Town of Shelburne in the Nottawasaga Valley Source Protection Area have undergone some changes recently. The addition of Well 7 (located just west of Shelburne town limits, north of Highway 89, Melancthon) and the decommissioning of Well 2 (Dufferin Street, south of Highway 89) […]

Source Protection Plan Approved

Newmarket – January 29, 2015 – Your drinking water is even safer now that the source protection plan for the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Region has received approval from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. The plan was approved on January 26, 2015 and will take effect on July 1, 2015. […]