Selwyn Ennismore Ward Councillor (Ward 10) Mary Coulas no reply Gail Moorhouse no reply Smith Ward Councillor (Ward 20) Samuel Alexander no reply 1 Brian Henry I would support monitoring and regulated development around Ston(e)y Lake. There are many spaces that may need further consideration due to environmental and ecological impacts as well as the impact it will have on EMS services, traffic flow and density. We would need to consider shoreline erosion caused by development. 2 I am not an expert and my knowledge is limited to the majority of these topics. The Trent Severn Waterway is a National Historic Site that is approximately 390 km long that runs from Lake Huron to Lake Ontario with head waters coming from the Straits of Mackinac. Lake Huron has a catchment area of over 130 000 km2 and borders 2 countries. Clearly any management practices put in place would need to go beyond Ston(e)y Lake and will require the involvement of Parks Canada, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, Environment Canada to name a few. We can do many things within our municipality to actively support the efforts of Ston(e)y Lake which will have to include all our lakes within the Township and will require input from all of our ratepayers.
Lakefield Ward Councillor (Ward 30) Anita Locke no reply John Boyco Question 1 All development on or around any river and lake must be carefully managed and must consider the protection of the riparian rights and interests of owners, reasonable access by the public, and the protection of fish, wildlife, and the water itself. It is through weighing these complex and sometimes contradictory considerations, and with the full participation of experts, property owners, and the public, that all decisions should be made — not just on Stony but with all rivers and lakes.
Question 2 Protection of the cleanliness of our rivers and lakes is essential and involves regulations regarding septic tanks, fertilizer runoff, naturalized shoreline protection and restoration, and boating practices that spread invasive and dangerous species from one river and lake to another. It is in the best interests of all who enjoy our rivers and lakes that they are as pristine as they can be and sometimes that means regulations and practices that for some are unwelcome but for all are necessary.