Taking action to repair dams and maintain safe water levels in Northern Ontario

July 19, 2019

By: The Working Forest Staff

Today John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, was joined by Vic Fedeli, Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade and MPP for Nipissing, to announce a $6 million investment to replace the Tilden Lake Dam.

“The safety of the public and the protection of our communities is our number one priority,” said Minister Yakabuski. “We are taking immediate action to address aging waterway infrastructure, allowing the province to maintain safe water levels to lower risks to Ontarians, their property, and the natural environment.”

Tilden Lake Dam, built in 1961, is a ministry-owned and operated dam in the area of North Bay, which maintains water levels in Tilden Lake.

The Tilden Lake Dam revitalization project, estimated at over $6 million, will see the construction of a new concrete dam that will help ensure proper functioning of the infrastructure.

“This investment is an example of how we are putting people first by taking care of aging infrastructure and protecting what matters most,” said Minister Fedeli. “We’re investing in infrastructure that has real benefits for the people of Northern Ontario.”

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