PRESS RELEASE – Lower Vermilion Water Quality Project extended into its 3rd Year

“We are very grateful to the Ontario Trillium Foundation, KGHM International Inc. and Conservation Sudbury for supporting our organization and community in this important Project.  The health of the Vermilion River is very important to the thousands of people who rely on it for their drinking water,

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Recovery of Chironomidae from metal contamination in a multi-stressor environment, by Zara Jennings, 4th year Thesis

Queen’s University student, Zara Jennings In 2013, Zara Jennings, a Queen’s University 4th year student and her professor, Brian Cummings, undertook sediment core sampling on Wabagishik Lake.  Results indicated that the heavy metal contamination has steadily improved over the years; however,  heavy metal contamination is still well

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Heavy Metal Contamination on Wabagishik Lake, Vermilion River – ORA presentation to MOECC

In July of 2014, the Chair of the Vermilion River Stewardship made a presentation to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change staff regarding concerns about heavy metal contamination in the Vermilion River that was not properly addressed by the proponent in consideration of the Wabagishik Rapids Generating

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Climate Changes in Metal-contaminated Watersheds: Implications for Water Quality and delayed Ecosystem Recovery, by Erik Szkokonan-Emilson, PhD Candidate

Erik made this presentation at our 15 January 2014 Annual General Meeting:

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Errington – Vermilion Mining Project – Presentation by Glencore

Glencore representatives presented at our Vermilion River Stewardship meeting on Wednesday, 12 November 2014, to inform our membership of the changes to their project.

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Sewage Bypass Alert – City Council Motion

  Jacques Barbeau championed this Motion at a City Council Meeting on the 4th of November 2014.  The Motion was passed unanimously, with slight amendments.   The City of Sudbury is demonstrating transparency and placing public health and safety first when it comes to sewage bypass events.  The City will

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EBR Application for Review – Alternative Bypass Reporting Procedures – ORA to MOECC

  There are numerous Waste Water Treatment Facilities (WWTF) across the province releasing treated, untreated and partially treated effluent into streams and rivers that run through large and small communities that also rely on river water for their public and private drinking water and general household uses.

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Removing Invasive Aquatic Plants

Check out the rules for removing invasive aquatic plants that pose a threat to Ontario’s environment, economy and society. The rules for removing invasive aquatic plants that pose a threat to Ontario’s environment, economy and society. Effective January 1, 2014. The basics In Ontario, the beds of

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Protect Your Lake – Protect Your Investment – Septic System Handbook – Courtesy of Fairbank Lake Camp Owner’s Association

Greater Sudbury is the “City of Lakes” and many people living on waterfront properties are dedicated to protecting the water quality around their homes. Recently, several lakes in the Sudbury area have developed blue/green algae blooms affecting drinking water and closing beaches. Some of the causes of

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Sudbury Water and Wastewater Master Plan – Class EA

The City of Greater Sudbury is undertaking a Water and Wastewater Master Plan under a Class Environmental Assessment. Vermilion River Stewardship (VRS) would like to congratulate the City of Greater Sudbury for taking a big-picture perspective to its current water and wastewater treatment challenges. The City’s water

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The Lower Vermilion Source Water Quality Program is a 3 year study to characterize the lower Vermilion River to identify all negative inputs and outputs affecting water quality, and to ultimately recommend a course of action to protect and restore water quality on the Vermilion River system.