COVID-19 Update:

MVCA’s offices are open to the public. The wearing of masks by employees and visitors in MVCA buildings is optional except where two meter physical distancing cannot be maintained.

Please note that the Planning & Regulations department is receiving a higher than normal volume of planning applications and is working as quickly as possible to respond to them all.

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Current Initiatives

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Mill of Kintail Museum

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.

Watershed Plan

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 Dam Rehabilitation

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.

Upcoming Meetings

The regular MVCA General Membership meeting schedule is being maintained; however, meetings will be held virtually.

Board of Directors Meeting

October 19, 2022

Board of Directors Meeting

December 7, 2022


Click here to view Minutes from past meetings.