Sunday, August 21, 10 a.m. Centre Communautaire Wentworth 86 chemin Louisa
Please plan on attending the Lake Louisa Property Owners Association
Annual General Meeting Sunday August 21 st at 10 a.m.
Centre Communautaire Wentworth, 86 chemin Louisa
We’re looking forward to seeing you and sharing important information on the following topics:
Invasive Snail Species in the lake
Black Bay Liaison
Water Testing Results
Shore Line protection and restoration
Please click on Summer 2022 Newsletter to view the latest news from the LLPOA.
I hope this message finds you well, and you are enjoying beautiful Lake Louisa.
When I last reached out this spring, the LLPOA had turned much of its attention to the oil spill in Caron’s Bay, and follow-up efforts on the decontamination and redevelopment. Towards the end of May, LLPOA Vice-President Karl Wockner and I went door-to-door to speak with residents and property owners in Caron’s Bay while work was underway. We provided a detailed package of information gathered from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change on this dossier and listened to the concerns of our community. We’re pleased to say that it’s been a few weeks since the completion of work in Caron’s Bay, and from all accounts it seems that remediation efforts were successful.
Extending our community outreach, I met informally with the new owners of the large parcel of land at the end of the Lake Louisa North Road, to welcome them to our beautiful community. At this meeting I had the opportunity to highlight the LLPOA mandate and introduce a couple of members of the LLPOA Executive Board. Together we discussed our mutual respect for the environment, and shared interest in preserving and protecting our lake and watershed. While I can’t speak for others, I have to say that this meeting put to rest lingering concerns about environmental threats from large-scale development in this area. All-in-all this was a very positive way to engage with new land or property owners. The LLPOA will once again look to begin welcoming new members of our community and share information that will help protect our lake and watershed.
Behind the scenes our Board of Directors and volunteers have been hard at work. In the upcoming newsletter we’ll share information about measures to protect our lake paradise. Articles in our newsletter and on the website will include water testing results and important measures you can take to protect Lake Louisa and its shoreline and streams from a range of invasive and toxic species, and other topics like the dangers of fossil fuel stored around lakes and in the watershed.
To those of you who have renewed your memberships and to those who intend to do so (Click here for the membership page), on behalf of the LLPOA please accept our sincere thanks. Membership dues go towards website updates, new signs at the spring and other key areas, and communication materials that raise awareness on a range of topics to help guide decisions and behaviour in an effort to keep our lakes safe and healthy.
We hope to see you all at the AGM August 21st, 10 a.m. at the Wentworth Community Centre @ 86, Louisa Road, Wentworth QC, J8H 0C7
Test results are available here and under the Environment tab. Location A is by Griffith Island, location B is in Black Bay, and location C is by Laurin’s Bay. The information about the health of the lake is in French.
|As promised, the LPOA President (Tanis Trotman) and Vice-President (Karl Wockner) attended the most recent council meeting on May 2nd to speak with the Mayor, councilors and administration about Caron Bay environmental concerns and outreach/notification to property owners and residents. You can find the draft minutes of this meeting and the questions that were asked on the Wentworth.ca|
The LLPOA has been advised by the Ministry of the Environment that they will require an additional 10 days to provide a response to our request for information. Therefore we’re expecting a follow-up to our request for copies of the following by the end of May:
● The inspection report(s);
● The report of the call to the emergency line;
● The contaminated land management data sheet, if applicable.
In the interim, we’ve been notified by our municipal office that decontamination and refurbishment work in the Caron Bay area will continue during the next 3 weeks. As mentioned this work is mandated and supervised by the Ministry of the Environment, and we ask that the Caron Bay area be avoided to reduce the risk of further complications until further notice.
The weekend of May 21-23rd the LLPOA President and Vice-President will be canvassing LLPOA members and property owners in the Caron Bay area to discuss and determine next steps in our efforts to protect our community.
LLPOA Board of Directors
Here is the message posted on the Wentworth website:
Thursday, May 12, 2022 – The Municipality of the Township of Wentworth has been informed that decontamination and redevelopment work in the Baie Caron sector will continue over the next 3 weeks.
To do so, the equipment used will have the least possible impact on the natural environment, but will be noisy.
However, the work will be carried out in such a way as to preserve the tranquility and tranquility of the neighborhood as much as possible.
This work is mandated and supervised by the Ministry of the Environment.
Thank you for your continued cooperation.
The Urban Planning and Environment Department
April 20, 2022
Direction régionale du Centre de contrôle environnemental
de Montréal, de Laval, de Lanaudière et des Laurentides
Ministère de l’Environnement et de la Lutte aux
Changements climatiques du Québec
260, rue Sicard, suite 200
Subject: Request for access to documents – hazardous materials spill at 42 Robinson Road, Wentworth, Quebec
The Lake Louisa Property Owners Association (LLPOA) has been informed of a significant spill of heating oil into the Lake Louisa watershed located in the Township of Wentworth.
Pursuant to section 9 of the Act respecting access to documents held by public bodies and the protection of personal information, as well as section 188.4 of the Environment Quality Act, we wish to obtain copies of the following documents:
- The inspection report(s);
- The report of the call to the emergency line;
- The contaminated land management data sheet, if applicable.
In addition, we also ask to be informed of the measures that will be taken to decontaminate the affected area.
The Lake Louisa Property Owners Association’s (LLPOA) goal is to preserve the water quality of Lake Louisa, its shoreline and the integrity of the large watershed that supports our lake.
Thank you in advance.
President of the Board of Directors
Lake Louisa Property Owners Association
The Ministry of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change remains on site at Lake Louisa in Caron’s Bay, overseeing the oil contamination clean up. According to the Ministry of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change registry, potentially 1 600 liters of heating oil was accidentally discharged into the soil and the surrounding waterways. The LLPOA has made a formal request to the Ministry for more information as well as the specific decontamination measures that will be taken. Any questions should be directed to the Urban Planning and Environment Department at the Municipal office.
The LLPOA requested, and received, an electronic copy of the Wentworth Civil Protection Plan that outlines steps and protocols for communications in situations of risk or emergency. The LLPOA will be attending the council meeting this Monday, May 2nd to seek clarification and follow up with questions raised by our members.
Please be advised that the Ministry of the Environment is currently on site at Lake Louisa in Caron’s Bay, exploring the possibility of oil contamination. Consumption of lake water should be avoided. Any questions should be directed to the Urban Planning and Environment Department at the Municipal office. The LLPOA will continue to be in contact with Wentworth Urban Planning and Environment on this dossier.
The Board of Directors of the LLPOA would like to acknowledge and thank all of the property owners who called, wrote and e-mailed the Municipality of Wentworth North, concerning their desire to change zoning for roadways. Due to the overwhelming response from constituents, the Municipality decided to maintain the existing by-laws, and no changes will be made to zoning. Thank you again for your continued support and for your concern for the health and safety of Lake Louisa.
As one of the founding directors of the Lake Louisa Environmental Association, a life long environmentalist and a lover of Lake Louisa, it is with sadness that we share the passing of Lawrence Irany.