A prayer for water

I spent the last week of August secluded at a cottage on Fairy Lake. Touted as one of the jewels of the Muskoka region, Fairy Lake is also the gateway to Algonquin Park. Calm in the early morning, churned into action by rainfall or the odd passing motor boat, and a natural mirror for glorious […]

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Your chance to make a difference with Depot Creek rehabilitation

With the cooler days of fall approaching families, groups or individuals looking for a rewarding outdoor activity are encouraged to spend some time along the shore of Depot Creek. The Greater Nipissing Stewardship Council is looking for volunteers to assist with the rehabilitation of the creek, located about 25 kilometres southeast of North Bay and […]

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Council Approves Motion to Halt Turbines Over Water Concerns

Chatham-Kent councillors have approved a motion calling on Ontario’s government to stop wind turbine work in the municipality until a deeper investigation into water quality concerns is completed. The motion comes after reports five water wells near the North Kent Wind project had become clogged with sediment residents claim are caused by pile driving. The […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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. […]

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Public Comment Invited on Source Protection Plan

Public Comment Invited on Source Protection Plan and Assessment Reports Newmarket – April 24, 2014 – The South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Committee has made revisions to its proposed drinking water source protection plan as well as the supporting technical information contained within the assessment reports. They are inviting the public to review […]

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Rama First Nation Included in Source Water Program

Rama First Nation Drinking Water System Included in Source Water Program February 21, 2014 – The South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Committee and Chippewas of Rama First Nation Chief and Council are pleased to announce the inclusion of Rama’s drinking water system in the Source Water Protection planning process. Notification was received from […]

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Request for Quotations, Landowner Mailing

Request for Quotation for Landowner Mailing The South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Region is seeking the expertise of a company that can assist with the assembly, printing and distribution of two separate mailings to approximately 4,000 property owners. Responses to our Request for Quotation are due January 24, 2012 at 4pm Interested parties […]

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