WELLness Project

WELLness Project

Posted on June 21st

A graduate student from Queen’s University is working on a research project associated with private groundwater drinking sources (i.e. well water).  This project aims to gather information regarding private well water use and stewardship, with the aim to develop a knowledge-based tool intended for use by private well owners and environmental specialists.

As part of the study, they are interested in surveying homeowners who have a well on their property.  The survey is a collaboration between Queen’s University, McMaster University, Dublin Institute of Technology and Public Health Ontario.  The information gathered from this survey will contribute to the research project titled, “Exploring, Developing and Evaluating Drinking Water Vulnerability Assessment Measures: Implications for rural Ontario communities using private groundwater drinking sources” (The “WELLness” Project).


McIntyre River Watershed Wetland Evaluation

McIntyre River Watershed Wetland Evaluation

Posted on May 14th

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority (LRCA) will be hosting a public open house on Wednesday, June 6, 2018 to present the results of a recently completed wetland evaluation in the McIntyre River Watershed.  The LRCA engaged the services of Northern Bioscience Ecological Consulting to complete the study following the Northern Ontario Wetland Evaluation System.  The study resulted in the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry designating a new Provincially Significant Wetland.  The new Provincially Significant Wetland, other evaluated wetlands and associated adjacent lands within the McIntyre watershed have been incorporated into the LRCA approximate regulated area, per Ontario Regulation 180/06 under the Conservation Authorities Act.

A presentation will be conducted at 7:00 p.m. by the consultant to overview the study. The study and LRCA Screening Maps depicting the approximate regulated area will be available for viewing.

The open house will occur at our Administrative Office at 130 Conservation Road. 

Neebing River Floodplain Mapping Update Open House

Posted on March 09th



Neebing River Floodplain Mapping Update


Date:                    Thursday March 29, 2018

Time:                    4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Location:            Lakehead Region Conservation Authority
                              Multi-purpose Room
                              130 Conservation Road
                              City of Thunder Bay

The Lakehead Region Conservation Authority has engaged the services of KGS Group to undertake an update to the 1985 Neebing River Flood and Fill Line Mapping Study.  The project updates the existing models and maps to current standards using state of the art modelling, GIS techniques and LiDAR topography.  The model takes into account structure and land changes since the last study was completed.

The updated studies and maps will be available for viewing at the Open House with LRCA staff and consultants from KGS Group available to answer any questions related to the Study.

The updated Neebing River floodlines and associated fill regulated areas will be incorporated in City of Thunder Bay, Geographic Township of McIntyre, Screening Map-4 and in the Municipality of Oliver Paipoonge, Geographic Township of Oliver, Screening Map-2, which depict the approximate regulated area.  Screening Maps are used by the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority in the administration of Ontario Regulation 180/06:  Development, Interference with Wetlands and Alterations to Shorelines and Watercourses.  Subject to Board approval, the 2018 updated Neebing River Flood and Fill lines will become effective on April 26, 2018 and will replace the former 1985 Neebing River Flood and Fill lines.