Source Protection Planning Begins

May 11, 2011 News Release: For Immediate Release Drinking water source protection is taking its next major step forward in the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Region. The source protection committee (SPC) for the region has announced it is beginning to prepare source protection plan policies. “This is an important time for the […]

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Updated Draft Assessment Reports

The Proposed South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Assessment Reports were submitted to the Ministry of Environment for approval in December 2010. They have not yet been approved. Since that submission, additional research has produced new information to be included in the reports. • Rama First Nation: Intake Protection Zone Assessment • Severn Township: Washago and […]

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Impact Through Understanding: Municipal Workshops for 2011

Join us on May 12 at Georgian Downs in Innisfil or May 13 at the Highwayman Inn in Orillia for an informative morning dedicated to understanding and discussing the implications of Source Water Protection. Source Water Protection Planning comes out of the recommendations made in the wake of the Walkerton Inquiry – where local groups […]

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Money Available for Landowners to Protect Drinking Water

Wednesday, February 2, 2011 Newmarket, ON – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE The Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program (ODWSP) is a $28 million four-year commitment from the Provincial Government to help landowners, businesses and municipalities fund projects aimed at protecting sources of municipal drinking water. 2011 marks the introduction of the second phase of the program, Early […]

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Another Chance to Have a Say

Another Chance to Have a Say in Protecting Drinking Water in Your Community Friday, October 22, 2010 Newmarket, ON – Another chance is available to have your say on a report produced by the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Committee. The science-based Proposed Assessment Report will be used by the committee to develop […]

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Have a Say in Protecting Drinking Water in Your Community

Friday, September 3, 2010 Newmarket – The South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe (SGBLS) Source Protection Committee is a group of citizens representing general public, municipal, business and other interest groups from across the Lakes Simcoe and Couchiching, Black-River, Nottawasaga, and Severn Sound Source Protection Areas. The committee is charged with creating Assessment Reports which identify […]

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Your business can reduce pollution and protect drinking water

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 NEWMARKET – Waste can be costly to businesses – both to the bottom-line and the environment. Businesses now have a free opportunity to learn how to reduce the costs and legal responsibility of not managing and storing hazardous wastes properly. Through the Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program, businesses located in close […]

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Drinking water protection is now a click away

Thursday, June 17, 2010 NEWMARKET – The South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Region has launched a new interactive map to help residents see if they qualify for money to protect sources of drinking water. Since 2007, the Ontario Drinking Water Stewardship Program, through the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Region, has […]

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Studies Indicate Potential Water Quantity Stress

May 26, 2009 NEWMARKET – Lynn Dollin, Chair of the South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe (SGBLS) Source Protection Committee, has announced the release of the first two reports in a series on the quantitative health of the region’s water supplies. The two reports, entitled “Tier 1 Water Budget” and “Water Quantity Stress Assessment” compare simple […]

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