Photo by Al Oman

We are very concerned that subwatershed studies are not being incorporated into the Official Plan, and that this will likely have to wait until the next review (5-10 years or more from now). Our community has been waiting a long time for subwatershed studies. As a ‘City of Lakes,’ watershed health and water quality is extremely important to the community. With small, sensitive watersheds, lakes at ‘the edge’ (e.g. for phosphorus levels), and growing stress from urbanization and climate change, recommendations from subwatershed studies should be implemented as soon as possible, and integrated into city policies, including our Official Plan, in a timely manner.