Notice of Public Information Meeting


NEWS RELEASE
For immediate release: July 7, 2017
BLUE-GREEN ALGAE IN LAKE NIPISSING
The Health Unit advises that a bloom of toxin producing cyanobacteria, more commonly known as blue-green algae, has been detected in three locations on Lake Nipissing: in Callander near Bear Creek; also in Callander near Camp Tillicum; and in West Nipissing near Camp Castaway. The following geographic location coordinates are presented in Degrees/Minutes/Seconds system: near Bear Creek (Lat 46.159329 and Long -79.542323); in Callander near Camp Tillicum (Lat 46.206282 and Long -79.489202); and in West Nipissing near Camp Castaway (Lat 46.3296997 and Long -80.2069082).
Residents and visitors near these areas need to take the following precautions:
• If you use a private water system, do not use water from the lake for drinking, cooking and bathing. Boiling the water or using home water treatment devices will NOT destroy the toxins.
• Avoid swimming or other water sport activities that could increase the risk of algae material and toxins contacting your skin or being swallowed.
• Some toxins produced by cyanobacteria accumulate in the tissues of fish and shellfish, particularly in the guts and other organs including the liver, kidney, etc. We do not know if the toxins accumulated in fish would be a concern. It depends on how much you eat and how severe the cyanobacteria bloom is. Be careful if you eat fish caught in water where cyanobacteria blooms occur. Do not eat the liver, kidneys and other organs of fish caught. Do not cut the organs when filleting.
These precautions are effective immediately. While the blue-green algae bloom may not show the presence of toxins, there is always the risk that toxins could be produced. These toxins may stay in the water for up to three weeks after the algae bloom is gone.
Even when a bloom has disappeared, toxins can persist in water bodies for a long time. For this reason, the Health Unit and the District Office of the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change cannot confirm when the water is safe to use for private water systems.
You can find out more about blue-green algae at myhealthunit.ca or call the Health Unit at 705-474-1400, ext. 2400 or 1-800-563-2808.
Quick Facts
• Cyanobacteria, also called blue-green algae or ‘pond scum’, are not really algae, but tiny bacteria.
• Although usually hard to see, during hot weather they can grow rapidly to form a large mass, called a bloom. Blooms continually change and are difficult to predict. Wind, temperature or sunlight could change where the bloom is located in the water.
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• Even when a bloom has disappeared, toxins can persist in water bodies for a long time. Toxins can irritate the skin and, if ingested, cause diarrhea and vomiting. At high enough levels, the toxins may cause liver and nervous system damage.
• If skin contact does occur, wash with soap and water or rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove algae.
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Media Inquiries Only
Jolinne Kearns, Public Relations Specialist P: 705-474-1400, ext. 2221 or 1-800-563-2808 E: Communications@healthunit.ca


PUBLIC NOTICE

THE CORPORATION OF THE
TOWNSHIP OF NIPISSING

RE: Stop up and close part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of Lot 8, Plan M146, Parcel 7226 designated as Part 1 on Plan 42R-11141, in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound.

TAKE NOTICE that the Council of the Corporation of the Township of Nipissing proposes to enact a by-law to stop up and close the following lands:

1. Description

Part of the Original Shore Road Allowance in front of Lot 8, Plan M146, Parcel 7226 designated as Part 1 on Plan 42R-11141, in the Township of Nipissing, District of Parry Sound.

2. Council Consideration

AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT the proposed by-law will come before Council of the Township of Nipissing at its regular meeting at the Township offices at 45 Beatty Street, Nipissing, Ontario, P0H 1W0, on the 8th day of August, 2017 at the hour of 6:30 o’clock in the evening.

3. Application to be Heard

AND TAKE FURTHER NOTICE THAT at that time Council will hear anyone in person, or his/her counsel, solicitor or agent, who claims that his/her land will be prejudicially affected by the by-law, and who applies to be heard.

4. Plan 42R-11141

Copies of Plan 42R-11141 are available for inspection at the Municipal office.

DATED at the Township of Nipissing, this the 4th day of July, 2017.

Charles Barton, CAO/Clerk
45 Beatty Street
Nipissing, Ontario
P0H 1W0


NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING
OFFICIAL PLAN UPDATE

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE: The Township will be holding a Public Meeting as required by Section 17 (15) (d) of the Planning Act, to allow the public to review the proposed updates to the policies of the Township of Nipissing’s Official Plan.

DATE AND LOCATION OF PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE:
Date: Wednesday August 2nd, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Nipissing Community Centre
2381 Highway 654
Nipissing, Ontario

THE PURPOSE OF THE PUBLIC MEETING: An Official Plan is a policy document that guides the land use in the Township. The Township of Nipissing’s Official Plan was approved by the Ontario Municipal Board on May 28, 2010. The Township has been undertaking an updated to the Official Plan to comply to statutory requirements and to update the document to reflect changes to Provincial policy.

The Official Plan Update will affect all lands within the Township of Nipissing. No key map is provided. Comments received from the Public Meeting will be considered by Council in the development of the Township’s Official Plan update.

REQUESTING NOTICE OF DECISION: If you wish to be notified of the decision of the Township of Nipissing on the proposed Official Plan, you must make a written request to the Township of Nipissing, at the address below.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Nipissing before the proposed official plan update is adopted, the person or public body is not entitled to appeal the decision of Council of the Township of Nipissing to the Ontario Municipal Board.

If a person or public body does not make oral submissions at a public meeting or make written submissions to the Township of Nipissing before the proposed official plan updated is adopted, the person or public body may not be added as a party to the hearing of an appeal before the Ontario Municipal Board unless, in the opinion of the Board, there are reasonable grounds to add the person or public body as a party.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND COMMENTS: Additional information will be available between 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on regular weekdays at the Township of Nipissing Office and available on the Township website at www.nipissingtownship.com. Please direct inquiries and comments to the Township’s Planning Department by Phone at (705) 724-2144, or Fax at (705) 724-5385.

Dated at the Township of Nipissing this 6th day of June, 2017.

Charles Barton, CAO and Clerk
Township of Nipissing


NORTHERN PRODUCER ANIMAL HEALTH NETWORK
VETERINARY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

The Northern Producer Animal Health Network acts as the umbrella organization for the 22 Veterinary Services Committees that are serviced by the Vet Assistance Program.

What is the Vet Assistance Program?
Run through the Ministry of Northern Development and Mines (MNDM), the Veterinary Assistance Program helps promote the viability of the livestock industry by supporting the provision of veterinary services to livestock owners. It does this by using conditional grants to offset the travel, locum and continuing education costs incurred by the participating Veterinary Practices.

Who Qualifies for the Veterinary Assistance Program?
Livestock owners located in the designated program areas who either own or care for a minimum of one horse and/or bovine, sheep, goats, swine, rabbits, poultry, bison, deer or animals maintained in captivity for producing fur, velvet or meat.

The Township of Nipissing participates in the East Nipissing-North Parry Sound Veterinary Services Committee. Council’s representative on this committee is Councillor Tom Marchant.

For more information on this program and how it may assist you, please contact:

Northern Producer Animal Health Network East Nipissing-North Parry Sound
Gord Mitchell, Executive Secretary Veterinary Services Committee
42 Lake Drive, Huntsville ON P1H 1E7 C/O Pauline Carmichael
705-789-2062 705-776-2580
mitchg@vianet.on.ca paulinecarmichael@gmail.com


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