|

IJC APPOINTS NEW CANADIAN MEMBER TO LAKE ONTARIO-ST. LAWRENCE RIVER MANAGEMENT BOARD

Suzie Miron

Oct 29, 2019

By Craig Ritchie

Suzie Miron

The International Joint Commission (IJC), a bi-national organisation established by the Canadian and American governments to manage water quality and levels on the Great Lakes, has appointed Montreal city councilor Suzie Miron to its International Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River management board effective immediately.

Miron joins Bill Reilich, a supervisor for the town of Greece, New York, as the newest member of the Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River board. The appointment of Miron and Reilich reflects the board’s commitment to solicit greater local-level input with respect to water management issues.

Submerged Gas PumpThe submerged fuel dock at Ed Huck Marine in the Thousand Islands in the summer of 2019.

Water levels for Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River are controlled by the Moses-Saunders Dam near Cornwall. The IJC has come under heavy criticism over the past three years following the implementation of new water level management protocols that are being widely blamed for contributing toward record flooding in 2017 and again this year. That criticism peaked this summer after marina operators, municipalities from across the region and even former New York State governor Mario Cuomo claimed that a sluggish response by IJC to heavy spring rainfall directly contributed to extensive flooding that left marina infrastructures including docks, electrical equipment, fuel pumps and septic systems underwater for months, resulting in billions of dollars in damage.

When asked about the potential costs of the flooding, Boating Ontario president Rick Layzell was point-blank, stating “make no mistake about it, the clean-up costs for this are going to be absolutely staggering,”

Bronte Marine DocksBronte Harbor docks in the summer of 2019.

The Great Lakes region remains the largest and most economically important recreational boating market in North America, with the highest number of boats per capita and the highest level of new boat registrations annually in both sides of the international border.

Miron and Reilich join the IJC Lake Ontario-St. Lawrence River board as it prepares to review water management policy moving forward. The agency recently concluded a series of public meetings held across the region, with written submissions due by October 31.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Related Posts





See Taiga’s Orca Performance electric watercraft in action at the Toronto Boat Show

CMRA

Taiga Motors, the Canadian leader in the electrification of powersports, will showcase its latest personal watercraft at the Toronto International Boat Show January 19-28, 2024 at booth 136, Heritage Court.

If you’d like more information about Taiga and would like to see the Orca Performance, a 100% electric personal watercraft in action at the Toronto International Boat Show’s indoor lake, Taiga Experts will be available for interviews and demos.

Read More




Need to Catch up on News This Week?

Every Tuesday we publish a fresh Digest with informative articles pertaining to the Canadian boating and marine industry. Stay up to date with the latest products, research and industry developments.

Missed an Issue of Boating Industry Canada News Week? If you’re looking for a specific issue, or simply want to catch up on previous issues, check out our Boating Industry Canada News Week Archives.

Not signed up for News Week? Subscribe here.



Boston Whaler launches the 210 Vantage

Boston Whaler just introduced the newest model in the Vantage lineup – the 210 Vantage, an all-new, keel-up dual console model designed with premium features core to the Boston Whaler brand, as well as intuitive technology to attract the next generation of boaters.

“Building on the success of the Vantage series, we’re thrilled to officially introduce the all-new 210 Vantage into the marketplace and offer consumers a truly differentiated experience,” said Dennis Tilden, Senior Director of Sales & Customer Service. “The 210 Vantage embodies the core values that define Boston Whaler’s legacy – quality, innovation, unsinkability, reliability and simplicity – and was designed to cater to young families and empty nesters with its manageable size, thoughtful design, weather protection and spacious seating. We’re confident that our newest model will be well-received in the market and set the standard for its category.​”

Read More


JL Audio unveils MediaMaster® Wireless Remote with Zone Control for Marine Audio Systems

Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers
Hubbell-Marine Stainless steel outlet covers

Keep it cradled, or take it with you to conveniently control your JL Audio marine source unit and audiozones from anywhere on deck.

JL Audio, a Garmin brand and manufacturer of high-performance marine audio systems, announced the addition of the MMR-25W wireless remote controller to its growing portfolio of MediaMaster® source unit control solutions. Equipped with Bluetooth® Low Energy technology, this compact, handheld controller connects directly to the latest MediaMaster® source units, including the MM105 and MM105-HR, and allows for robust, multi-zone system control from anywhere on deck.

Read More