Month: September 2015

Sept. 29 – Listening Session on Wetlands Conservation

A session seeking input into conservation of Ontario’s wetlands will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on September 29th, at the Valhalla Inn in Thunder Bay and from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on October 15th at the Centennial Library, 50 East St., in Sault Set. Marie.

Recently, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry posted Wetland Conservation in Ontario: A Discussion Paper on Ontario’s Environmental Registry (www.ebr.gov.on.ca, ER posting number 012-4464). The purpose of the Discussion Paper is to seek input on challenges, opportunities, ideas and actions related to wetland conservation in Ontario, with a view to developing a Strategic Plan for Ontario’s Wetlands. The Strategic Plan will identify a provincial vision, goals and objectives, as well as set out a series of actions that the Ontario government will undertake over the next 15 years to improve wetland conservation across the province.

 The public review and comment period for Wetland Conservation in Ontario: A Discussion Paper extends until October 30, 2015. During this time the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry will be holding a series of public listening sessions to seek feedback and ensure all thoughts and ideas are considered.  More information is available by email, contact conserving wetlands at ontario dot ca.

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Thunder Bay Harbour Oil Spill Contained

Superior Elevator
Superior grain elevator is located at 140 Darrell Avenue the mouth of the Kaministiquia River in Thunder Bay harbour. The elevator is a bulk grain handling facility.

A fuel oil spill of 200 litres at Superior Elevator has been contained. The spill, which occurred on August 31st, is from the lake freighter Michipicoten. Ship owners have a local contractor in place to deal with the spill and the Canadian Coast Guard is monitoring the situation. Find our more…

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Ontario Seeks Wetlands Input

Nipigon River Wetland
Kayakers and canoeists enjoy the huge provincially significant wetland complex at the mouth of the Nipigon River.

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry has made public its draft discussion paper for wetlands. The discussion paper provides information about Ontario wetlands including potential areas of focus for wetland protection. Examples of policies in other jurisdictions are also included and an email address is provided for those seeking to provide feedback. A strategic plan for Ontario wetlands will developed as part of this initiative.

View the discussion paper and find out more…

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