Ottawa to create protected zone in northern Lake Superior

Wednesday, 24 October 2007
The protected area includes 10,000 square kilometres of water. Just posted on, Prime Minister, Stephen Harper is going to announce on Thursday (Oct 25) the creation of the Lake Superior National Marine Conservation Area.

It will extend from roughly 140 km east of Thunder Bay and extend like a triangle out into the middle of the lake encompassing about 10,000 square kilometres.

It has taken 10 years of planning to get everything in order to designate the safe area.

The great thing about the designation is that it will protect the area from mining, oil and gas development.

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David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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