The specific areas of concern (AOC) for the VRS are the Margaret, Anne and Three Corner Lake areas in Louise and Lorne Townships. The forest area within and surrounding this triangle of lakes has cultural heritage landscape values and is of significance to this community. The area has been used for cross country skiing, snowmobiling, hunting, trapping and fishing by the Finnish Community since the early 1900s.
The Vermilion River and its connecting lakes should be promoted and recognized as a Heritage Feature because of its rich cultural, historical and social value. The Vermilion River is not even mentioned in the Plan, which we submit is a major gap.
Home and cottage owners on Ella Lake and a stretch of the Vermilion River have been experiencing water levels much lower than usual this year, and Vale has issued the following information:
This has led to a very congested parking situation where safety has become a serious issue when emergency vehicles can’t get through to local residents because of vehicles blocking the roadway. Consequently, the City was enforcing the 4-hour parking limit and ticketing vehicles. A 4-hour parking limit is not workable for camp and property owners who frequent their camps for days and weeks at a time, and we are very grateful that you arranged for a temporary moratorium on ticketing. Unfortunately, the problem with congestion and safety issues persists.
The Vermilion River Stewardship is writing to request that Council support the Motion to maintain jurisdiction and maintenance over the Wirtanen Road and stub, and all other Trespass Roads throughout the Greater City of Sudbury.