Office Closed for Remembrance Day
Please note that the LRCA Administrative Office will be closed on Wednesday, November 11 in recognition of Remembrance Day. We will return to normal operations on Thursday, November 12.
Plan Review User Fees
Effective January 1, 2021, the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority will be charging a Fee for Service for all planning comments provided on all Planning Act applications submitted to our Member Municipalities. The fee will be collected at the time of application by the applicable Member Municipality or the Lakehead Rural Planning Board and remitted to the Authority. Moving to a “fee for service” model requires the users of the service to pay the cost, which will reduce municipal levy required to administer this this delegated core-mandate program.
Trust the Tap
Source Protection Authorities across the province, along with Conservation Ontario have developed a campaign to acknowledge all of the advancements in municipal water treatment and delivery that have taken place since the Walkerton tragedy. The “Trust the Tap” campaign was developed to raise the awareness of the safety measures now in place, protecting most of the municipal drinking water systems in the province.
It is hard to believe that 20 years have passed since the water supply in Walkerton, Ontario was contaminated with E. coli and Campylobacter jejuni bacteria, resulting in the death of 7 people and severe illness affecting over 2,000 people.
Since May 2000, the Provincial government, Municipalities, Conservation Authorities and Source Protection Committees throughout much of Ontario have done excellent work to improve the quality of municipal drinking water by following the recommendations of the Walkerton Inquiry which was lead by Justice Dennis O’Connor.
For more information about the Trust the Tap campaign, as well as to learn more about Source Water Protection in the Lakehead Region, see the links below.