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April 27, 2021 – Porcupine Watershed Public Liaison Committee Presentation – D. Landers

April 27, 2021 – Lakeshore Capacity Assessments for Cook’s Lake and Porcupine Lake – C. Welsh

Atlas of the BREEDING BIRDS OF ONTARIO

CTV NEWS – Timmins area woman Roxane Filion is taking part in the third annual breeding Bird Atlas which gathers data on various species. View the CTV special report

Spring clean-up efforts modified

Members of the Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed are continuing with their annual community spring clean-up initiative this year amid the COVID-19 pandemic, but in a modified way.
Author of the article: Richa Bhosale – The Daily Press
Publishing date: Apr 23, 2021

City approves upgrades to splash pad at Porcupine Lake

Contract is just less than $395,000

City council has approved a contract with Elmvale-based Diamond Head Sprinklers for upgrades to the White Water Park splash pad in South Porcupine. The work, given the green light during Tuesday night’s meeting, will cost the City of Timmins $394,875, plus HST.

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City of Timmins

April 6, 2021

Pump Station No. 4 Update

P. Seguin

Watching Birds Near Your Home is Good for Your Mental Health

A study found benefits for mental health of being able to see birds, shrubs and trees around the home, whether people lived in urban or more leafy suburban neighbourhoods.

FPRW has exciting project for the nature enthusiasts in our area!

The FPRW just created an iNaturalist project! We invite you to explore, discover and record all the wonderful living species that you find in the Porcupine River Watershed area.

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PORCUPINE LAKE & RIVER STUDY JANUARY 1978

This report contains results of thr following studies:

  • hydrology and hydraulics of the Porcupine Lake and Porcupine River downstream from the lake
  • annual flooding of areas around the lake and low-level conditions during the summer months
  • water quality and weed growth in the lake and the extent to which these factors relate to water level fluctuations.

March 23, 2021 – Today I helped my friends at Friends of The Porcupine River Watershed (FPRW) by cleaning up litter along the highway between South Porcupine and the Dome. It was a good workout and I felt good about giving back to the community by making our town cleaner. My friends at FPRW need your help to clean up litter out there. So, when out walking bring a bag or two and pick up some litter, lets get it off the ground and put it where it really belongs. See you out there!

Paula Roy

Litter Warrior

WARNING! CONTAMINATED FISH IN PORCUPINE LAKE

2020 – After receiving the results of a recent fish sampling study (Updated fish contaminant levels and consumption advisories for Porcupine Lake) done in June 2019 by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) at Porcupine Lake in Whitney Township, the Porcupine Health Unit has reviewed the data in consultation with experts at Public Health Ontario regarding public health recommendations. PHU MEDIA RELEASE – EN/FR Officials in the Timmins Area are alerting people about increased contamination of fish in Porcupine Lake.

CTV NEWS Sergio Arangio, VIEW LIVE BREAKING NEWS

Remedial action plans 1/2 & PLC

  • Remedial Action Plan #1
  • Remedial Action plan #2
  • Porcupine Watershed Public Liaison Committee (PLC) info

Water management: policies, guidelines, provincial water quality objectives

This 1994 publication contains the Ministry of the Environment and Energy policies and guidelines for the management of the province’s water resources. It gives direction on how to manage the quality and quantity of both surface and ground waters.

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Environmental Language glossary

An alphabetical list of terms or words found in or relating to a specific subject, text, or dialect, with explanations; a brief dictionary.

Northern College Partners to Take Action on Porcupine lake

Northern College and the City of Timmins have met to create a new partnership with a dynamic community group, The Friends of the Porcupine River Watershed, to improve conditions in and around Porcupine Lake.

On October 22, 2020, the three partners signed a Memorandum of Understanding to move the partnership forward.

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