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June 2019

April-May 2019

  • Record flooding in many places throughout the watershed forced thousands from their homes. The Canadian military was called in to help with sandbagging operations in Ottawa, Gatineau, and the Pontiac region. In every community, volunteers showed up to help.
  • A complete navigation ban was declared on the Ottawa River on April 30th. The last restrictions were lifted on June 4th. 

March 2019

  • Federal Budget: The idea of building a sixth bridge over the Ottawa River to connect the cities Ottawa and Gatineau will be revisited and the National Capital Commission will lead this initiative.
  • Every spring, the Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board publishes updates on water levels and average daily outflows as measured at the many dams along the river. 
  • In Ontario, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has launched a public consultation exercise on 'reducing litter and waste in our communities'. See section 2.5 on reducing plastic waste going into waterways. Comments on the Discussion Paper will be collected until April 20, 2019.

January 2019

  • In Ontario, the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) has launched a review of the Endangered Species Act. The deadline to submit feedback on the Discussion Paper was March 4, 2019. The MECP is currently reviewing comments.

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June is Water Month in Québec! 

June 5: World Environment Day

June 21: National Indigenous Peoples Day

September 22: World Rivers Day