Notice of Leave To Appeal-Vidal Street Industrial Park
Jason Williams upon observing the EBR website, flagged a concern regarding an Approval which was granted for an Environmental Compliance Approval
with Limited Operational Flexibility (Air) that
replaces all the current Environmental Compliance Approvals for Air at this facility and will include the addition of new or
historically unapproved sources from the Vidal Street Industrial Park Inc., located in the City of Sarnia, Ontario.
A decision was made to leave to appeal the decision, on the grounds of:
1. The Crown did not satisfy its duty to consult, share information with and accommodate Aamjiwnaang First Nation in the approval process.
2. Concerns about environmental impacts of the industrial park facility on the nearby Aamjiwnang First Nation's traditional territories and the surrounding area.
In particular, concerns about emissions to the atmosphere, transloading and
equipment/instruments associated with the facility as permitted by the ECA.
On Oct.16/12 the EBR registry has posted An Instrument to Appeal.
For further information see: Decision On Vidal Street Industrial Park
and Leave to Appeal Notice
Binational Ecological Risk Assessment of Bigheaded Carps (Seine Netting)
What is the timeframe of risk for each element?
If no additional management actions are taken:
Survival-immediate upon arrival
Establishment- 5-20 years (short in southern basin, longer in Lake Superior)
Spread- 5-20 years
Consequences- will build over time
Where are the most vulnerable areas?
Lake Erie including Lake St.Clair and high productivity ebayments of lakes Superior,
Michigan, Huron, Ontario.
Help inform rapid response?
Entry routes have identified to inform prevention activities.
Environmental Bill of Registry (EBR)
The Environmental Registry is a website (http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca) that provides public access
to a database holding information about environmental proposals and decisions made
by the Ontario Government. This website is public and provides the right to comment
and place your concerns on projects that may/may not affect the environment within the community.
This provided the capacity for the environmental department to hire 2 people, Courtney Jackson,
Jason Williams to work with the Ministry of Environment in establishing a Non Standard
Operating Procedure around EBR postings that would address the concerns of our Community.
Logo Contest Winner
Congratulations to Megan Lee Nahmabin!! your submission for the Talfourd Creek
Restoration Project Logo Contest was selected by the Environment Dept. Your logo will
be placed on signs posted along the Talfourd Creek. The Environment Department would like
to thank all people who submitted their logos.
Sept.14, 2012 CRIC Delisting Update
Delist St.Clair River as an Area of Concern Sediment Remediation is
one of the restoration actions needed in the St. Clair River Area of Concern.
Within the upcoming months (Sept.-Nov.2012), the environment dept. will be joining
Community Members at various community events and outreach programs to provide you with
up to date information and recieve your feedback on the "Draft" Sediment Management
Options. Staff has proposed to have comments submitted to Environment Canada by Nov.2012.
Our current brochure has all the latest info, phone the main admin building or email for your copy
June 28, 2011 CRIC Delisting
At the health center from 4 to 6 members of Canadian RAP Implementation
Committee will be providing information about delisting criteria as it relates
to the St. Clair River.
U of M Health Study
A partnership between the Aamjiwnaang Environment Committee and the University
of Michigan are currently seeking 15 mother/child pairs to participate in a
child development health study.
Click here for the flyer.
Click here for more
detailed information. Upon completion of this study each family will receive
$100, and be entered into a draw to win a Wii.
-Appointments are available for families on July 16 & 17 please call
Christine if you are interested in signing up 519-336-8410.
Aamjiwnaang Traditional Plant Study
Some preliminary results
have been received from our researcher Ben Porchuk of Correctonomics. And he has
found the following plants in the woods of Aamjiwnaang:
Click here for more info.
July 10, 2010
St. Clair River Sediment Clean-Up - Update Report ...
July 10, 2010
St. Clair River Delisting Criteria - Update Report ...
click here to view