Montreal River and Matabitchuan River Water Management Plan

The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) is requiring a Water Management Plan be developed for the associated storage and generating facilities of the Montreal and Matabitchuan River Systems. Facilities owners, Ontario Power Generation Jnc.(OPG I), Canadian Hydro Developers Inc.( CHD I), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), MNR, and the Town of Latchford (which is negotiating to acquire the Bay Lake Dam to develop a generating station) will cooperatively prepare the Water Management Plan for these waterways to ensure that concerns or issues related to the current water management operating plans are addressed.

Public Consultation: Five formal phases of public consultation will be held as follows:

Scoping Session Schedule

The purpose of the scoping session is to provide public review and conament on the draft issues reports, and to request additional contribution to the background infornaation and other information to be considered in the decision making. In addition to the locations below, affected First Nations will have opportunity to attend a session in their home community if requested.

March 3, 2003 Elk Lake, Eco Centre, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
March 4, 2003 New Liskeard, Quality Inn 2:00 p.m to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
March 5, 2003 Latchford, Legion Hall 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Rob Sanderson, Ministry of Natural Resources
3301 Trout Lake Road
North Bay, ON, PtA 4L7
Tel. (705) 475-5526 Fax. (705) 475-5500

Mario Durepos, Ontario Power Generation Inc.
801 Mountjoy Street South, P.O. Box 966
Tirnmins, ON, P4N 7C6
Tel: (705) 267-7033 ext. 2064 Fax. (705) 268-0773