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:
Arrival- Impending
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?
Spawning tributaries.
Mitigation Options?
Entry routes have identified to inform prevention activities.

Environmental Bill of Registry (EBR)
The Environmental Registry is a website ( 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 Criteria Presentation
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.

Currently Ongoing 2011
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
... click here to view

July 10, 2010
St. Clair River Delisting Criteria - Update Report
... click here to view


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