Thunder Bay PAC Meeting June 1st, 2016
Posted on: June 15, 2016
Dr. Mark McMaster

Thunder Bay PAC Meeting June 1 at Richardson’s Grain Elevator

The Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to the Thunder Bay Remedial Action Plan will meet at 7 p.m. on June 1st at the Current River Terminal of Richardson’s International grain elevators, located on Thunder Bay’s waterfront near the mouth of the Current River (link to map of meeting location). Thanks to Richardson’s for offering the meeting room at their facility. The meeting is free of charge and everyone is welcome to attend.

Directions to the meeting:

Map of meeting Location

Click here if you would like to access directions to the meeting which can be printed..

Richardson’s Current River Terminal is at 303 Shipyard Road. To get to the terminal proceed to the intersection of Cumberland Street North and Grenville Avenue. This intersection is just east of the Current River bridge. Turn down Grenville Avenue toward Lake Superior. After the underpass, take the first right onto Shipyard Road. Proceed several hundred meters along Shipyard Road. A large RAP sign will be placed at the entrance to Richardson’s Current River Terminal. Proceed to parking in front of the Millwright’s shop where meeting participants can gather prior to being escorted to the boardroom. (Note that Richardson’s has two terminals, a main terminal accessible via the overpass to the marina and a Current River Terminal, accessible via Grenville Avenue/Shipyard Road. The PAC meeting is being held at the Current River Terminal.)

The central topic on the agenda will be a presentation by Environment and Climate Change Canada research scientist Dr. Mark McMaster about “Fish Tumours and Other Deformites”, one of several impairments which led to Thunder Bay being designated as a Great Lakes Area of Concern.

Information about Dr. Mark McMaster and his research, including an 8 minute audio clip, or podcast.

Information about “Fish Tumours and Other Deformities”

Current Status: Requires further assessment.

Delisting Criteria:

This BUI will no longer be impaired when a survey of 100 white suckers (Catostomus commersoni) – and more if available – encompassing a diverse age range indicates a liver tumor prevalence rate of less than 5%.

The agenda and complete information package for the meeting can be accessed below (note the “Zoom” or enlargement feature, top right, in the map of the meeting location):

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