Lambton Shores Retains Blue Flag Status for 10th Consecutive Year

On Friday, May 25, the Municipality of Lambton Shores raised the
Blue Flag for the 10th consecutive year at the Grand Bend Beach, Grand Bend Marina
and Port Franks Marina. Lambton Shores is proud to be included with the 27 beaches
and nine marinas across Canada to receive this prestigious international designation.

 

“Lambton Shores is honoured to be recognized through the Blue Flag program,” said
Lambton Shores Mayor, Bill Weber. “To have received this designation for the past 10
years is a testament to staff and Council’s commitment to ensuring the best possible
experience for our residents and visitors at our beach and marinas.”

 

 

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Governments of Ontario and Canada Release Action Plan to Reduce Harmful Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

Protecting and managing water quality in our lakes and rivers is essential for the well-being of Canadians, our environment and economic prosperity. Safeguarding our environment and growing our economy go hand in hand. This is why today, the Governments of Canada and Ontario have released the final Lake Erie Action Plan.

 

The plan identifies more than 120 federal, provincial and partner actions, using mandatory and voluntary approaches, to help achieve the goal of reducing phosphorus entering Lake Erie by 40 per cent. The plan will be reviewed and revised as needed over time to ensure continued progress towards achievement of targets.

 

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Ontario Supporting the Revitalization of Downtowns & Main Streets

Province Helping Boost Tourism, Create Jobs, Enhance Economic Growth

 

Ontario is helping rural communities attract investment and tourism, create jobs and enhance regional economic growth by supporting the revitalization of downtown and main streets across the province.

 

Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs and the Minister Responsible for Small Business, made the announcement today at the Rural Ontario Municipal Association conference in Toronto.

 

Vibrant main streets help attract visitors, create jobs and increase the competitiveness of small businesses, which are the backbone of small, rural communities. That’s why the province is helping municipalities enhance and revitalize their downtown and main streets through improvements such as the installation of pedestrian crosswalks or landscaping. Municipalities can also direct funding to local businesses to improve the appearance of their storefronts by installing lighting or new signage. 

 

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