Policies implemented for protecting municipal drinking water sources; plan now up for review
(North Bay, May 24, 2019) All policies established to protect the sources of municipal drinking water in North Bay, Mattawa, Powassan, Callander, and South River are now in place and being implemented according to the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Area’s 2018 Annual Report.
“The annual report rates progress on implementation of policies by all affected municipalities, ministries and agencies as specified in the Source Protection Plan. It also flags challenges and areas for review,” said David Ellingwood, Supervisor of the drinking water source protection program at the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA).
The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority administers the Source Protection program under the oversight of the source protection committee and the source protection authority with provincial funding through the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks.
The Annual Report can be viewed here: http://www.actforcleanwater.ca/reports/source-protection-annual-report/
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Committee - Closing May 17, 2019
Four positions available on Source Protection Committee
Expressions of interest are invited to fill four vacancies on the North Bay-Mattawa Drinking Water Source Protection Committee (SPC), a local multi-stakeholder committee responsible for reducing risks to local municipal drinking water sources in Callander, Mattawa, North Bay, Powassan, and South River.
The current vacancies include one representing the agricultural sector; one representing the commercial or industrial sector; and two representing other interests such as environmental, health, residential, or general public interests. A committee member must reside in, own or rent land in, be employed in, operate a business in, or be employed by a municipality located in the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Area.
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Chris Mayne elected Chair of SPA Board of Directors
The Source Protection Authority (SPA) Board of Directors held its AGM Wednesday February 6, electing Chris Mayne as Chair and Dave Britton as Vice Chair. The SPA oversees the Drinking Water Source Protection Program for the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Area.Chris Mayne Elected Chair of NBMCA
The North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority (NBMCA) Board of Directors also elected North Bay Councillor Chris Mayne as its new Chair at its Annual General Meeting Wednesday. Powassan Councillor Dave Britton was elected Vice Chair.
The NBMCA Board also elected Councillors Shelly Belanger of Papineau-Cameron, Dean Grant of Calvin, Loren Mick of Mattawa and Dave Mendicino of North Bay to the Board’s Executive Committee. Chair Mayne and Vice Chair Britton are automatic appointees to the Executive Committee.