The collections of the R. Tait McKenzie and James Naismith Museum at the Mill of Kintail Conservation Area do not meet the core mandate of CAs and will likely no longer qualify for Municipal Levy funding when new regulations take effect, expected in 2021. A Special Advisory Committee, consisting of representatives from the museum, municipal, nonprofit and community organization sectors, was tasked by the Board in fall 2019 to review, comment and advise on options with respect to the future of the Museum.
The goal of the Mississippi River Watershed Plan is to examine long term stressors affecting the natural resources of the watershed, provide a forum for government and the public to articulate a vision for the desired state of those resources and develop a collaborative action plan to achieve that vision.
Shabomeka Lake Dam was built in 1910 and consists of a single concrete sluice and two earth embankments. The MVCA will be completing the Shabomeka Lake Dam Rehabilitation Project this fall, 2021. The existing concrete control structure will be demolished and rebuilt with an electrical bascule gate. A soil-cement-bentonite cut-off wall will be installed in the existing earth embankments. In addition, an emergency overflow channel will be installed on the north embankment.