GBA UPDATE - Spring 2018

Vol. 28 No. 1, Spring 2018 Celebrating GBA’s Fundraising for Talking Rocks Circle...................6 ED Notebook.......................................12 Efforts Continue to Reach Wiiky Agreement................................11 GBA Executive Director Bob Duncanson stepping down.......7 IJC Report Finds Canada, US Must Step Up Actions on Great Lakes Water Quality..............14 Natural Resources Problem? Use the TIPS line................................13 President’s Message..........................10 Upcoming Events...............................15 News and I nformat i on f rom the Georg i an Bay Assoc i at i on INS IDE : GBA’s Honourary Life Members Honoured; New Members Named Is Going Solar the Solution for Your Cottage? PAGE 4 PAGE 8 PM # 40038178 GBA U P D A T E Your Voice On The Bay Continues on page 2 GBA Presses Minister for Action on Aquaculture GBA Freedom of Information Request Reveals Need for Curbs on Fish Farms to Protect Water Quality G BA is asking the Minister of Environment and Climate Change to take immediate action to curb fish farming in Lake Wolsey based on information that GBA received from two Freedom of Information requests we made to the Provincial government. GBA is demanding issuance of a Ministry Order to reduce the feed quota for the aquaculture operation in Lake Wolsey, which connects to the North Channel north of Killarney. Ministry research that was not previously made public reveals that this farm is a significant contributor to the deterioration in water quality in Lake Wolsey to a point well below Provincial standards. By Bob Duncanson, Executive Director, GBA This is from a research report conducted by Kelly Amber Hille in 2008 on the effects of an experimental cage aquaculture operation on epilithic biofilms. Aquaculture cage at Lake Wolsey. Photo: Kelly Hille

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