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News & Events - Source Protection


News Releases

The following links point towards news releases issued by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority related to Source Protection and the Clean Water Act.

October 2, 2019 - Province Names New Chair of Lakehead Source Protection Committee

January 16, 2013 - Thunder Bay first in province to have their Source Protection Plan approved by the Minister of the Environment

July 6, 2012 - Thunder Bay area first in province to complete drinking water source protection plan

January 24, 2012 - Lakehead Source Protection Plan now available for comment

March 11, 2010 - A Presentation on Walkerton, "The Cost of Getting it Wrong"

February 16, 2010 - Source Protection Committee releases Draft Proposed Assessment Report

March 17, 2009 - "World Water Day Event Planned"

February 23, 2009 - "Open Houses" to engage public in Source Protection Planning

August 21, 2008 - Committee Releases Proposed Terms of Reference

July 10, 2008 - Committee Invites Public to Open Houses

June 20, 2008- Committee Releases Draft Proposed Terms of Reference

April 3, 2008 - Committee Hosts Open House

November 27, 2007 - Committee Named

October 29, 2007 - Seeking Members for Local Source Protection Committee

September 5, 2007 - Chair of Local Source Protection Committee Named

July 11, 2007 - Recruitment of Chair for Drinking Water Committee

October 25, 2006 - Lakehead Conservation Applauds the passage of the Clean Water Act.

April 18, 2006 - LRCA Encouraged by 2nd Reading of Bill 43, the Clean Water Act.

February 1, 2006 - LRCA Encourages Comments on Proposed Clean Water Act.

December 6, 2005 - LRCA Encouraged by Government's Support for Source Water Protection.


Municipal Newsletter Submission - November 2009

The website – – has been updated to provide a thorough resource on the process to develop a Source Protection Plan for the Lakehead Source Protection Area.

The website provides the public with easy access to view technical reports and studies that address water quality and water quantity for the sources of water for the municipal systems that serve the City of Thunder Bay and Rosslyn Village in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge. Brochures, fact sheets and other information produced to explain our local process are posted on the website along with links to the development of Source Protection Plans in other regions and areas across the province.

The website is a requirement for public consultation as directed by Regulation of the “Clean Water Act” to provide an opportunity for the public to review and comment on documents produced as part of the planning process.

Learn more about source protection planning for our region by visiting

The eight Member Municipalities with representatives on the Lakehead Source Protection Authority are sent monthly updates on the Source Protection Planning process to publish in their Municipal Newsletters.

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