Ontario to enhance Lake Protection - Harvey Lake should be included

Date: 31-May-2019 The Ontario Ministry of Energy, Northern Development and Mines recently announced a $2 Million investment through the Northern Ontario Heritage Fund supporting Freshwater Research and Education. In making the announcement Minister Rickford stated that it was to "help us to protect and enjoy our waterways and freshwater ecosystems."

In supporting the investment John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry said: "Ontario is fortunate to be home to many lakes, rivers and streams that provide recreational and tourism opportunities, and significant contributions to our economy." He continued: "That's why making investments in quality science and research that help us to protect these water systems is so important, and it's a pleasure to work with my colleague Greg Rickford on this initiative."

We applaud this investment in helping to preserve the natural beauty of Ontario, and hope their commitment includes protecting the good citizens and cottagers of Haliburton. The Ministry’s actions reinforce our position that permitting a quarry directly upstream from a small lake such as Harvey Lake (which feeds into Kawagama and Lake of Bays) which is contrary to local planning bylaws, is in no way good for the environment or the local economy.

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