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PostPosted: December 16th, 2016, 11:04 am 
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I have just received a heads-up about acidic mine effluent that is flowing unchecked into the Magnetewan R.

Here's a September article on the issue:
http://www.northbaynipissing.com/news-s ... d-run-off/

*Many of you are probably familiar with the Magnetewan River. It certainly was a family favorite for us. Have a look at Dad's film Song of the Paddle as many of the sequences are from the Magnetewan River. https://www.nfb.ca/film/song_of_the_paddle/

*The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society suggests that how you can help is to read the article and try to bring this issue into the public eye.

*Public pressure will encourage the powers-that-be to carry out the order to buffer the acid.

*Let's all keep our ear to the ground on this one please.


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CPAWS Wildlands League has just become aware of the acidic mine effluent that entered the Magnetewan River from November 2015 to January 2016 from Ontario Graphite’s mine near Kearney, just west of Algonquin Park’s Boundary as posted on the EBR (Registry 012-8192) and as reported in the North Bay media. http://www.northbaynipissing.com/news-s ... d-run-off/

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PostPosted: December 16th, 2016, 5:16 pm 
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Thanks for posting this, Becky. The Magnetawan is a popular paddling area. Both my daughters did numerous trips on the Mag. when they were summer campers.

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PostPosted: December 21st, 2016, 5:56 am 
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Thanks for posting Becky. Is there anyway to get an update on this issue? I paddled the Mag many time over the last 40 or more years, introduced many Scouts and Venturers to Her. My wife, boys and I still paddle her now and again.

Dan


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PostPosted: December 21st, 2016, 6:23 am 
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I hear The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Ottawa Valley (CPAWS-OV) is studying why the order to buffer the acid running in the river is not being done. I just checked I don't see a posting on their http://cpaws-ov-vo.org/ I do suggest Dan and Mike email and/or phone (# below) John Mcdonnell, to express their interest and hopefully CPAWS-OV can get a call-for-action up and running so we can post it here. thanks.

The Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society Ottawa Valley
MAILING ADDRESS:
15, rue Taschereau, suite 240
Gatineau (Québec)
J8Y 2V6

Phone: (819) 778-3355
jmcdonnell@cpaws.org

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