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Media Advisory - Curve Lake First Nation hosts Ontario Municipal Boarding Hearing Re: Proposed Burleigh Bay Condominium Development

2016-09-28


Curve Lake First Nation (September 28th, 2016) – Curve Lake First Nation will host the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) Hearing regarding the proposed Burleigh Bay Condominium Development during the week of October 4th to 7th, 2016. 


The OMB hearing began on Tuesday September 12th, 2016 in Woodview, ON and is expected to last four weeks; Burleigh Bay Corporation is a Vancouver-based development company, that has proposed a 60 unit seasonal condominium development, a marina with 74 boat slips, an outdoor swimming pool, beach volleyball court and a condo administration building, for the 675-acre property on Stoney Lake. Opposition parties include Curve Lake First Nation and Friends of the Fraser Wetlands Inc. The property slated for the development was turned down for rezoning by the North Kawartha Township and contains and is also adjacent to, provincial significant wetlands, referred to as the Fraser Wetlands. Local First Nations consider the land to be sacred; it was a ceremonial and gathering place, and falls within the traditional territory of the Mississauga First Nations. The property is also not very far from the Kinomaage-Waapkong (aka Peterborough Petroglyph Park) and the traditional fish weirs on Lovesick Lake. 

Testimony will be heard from representatives from Curve Lake First Nation, Mississauga’s of Scugog Island, Hiawatha First Nation, and James Connolly, PhD, Professor of Dept. of Anthropology – Trent University, while the hearing is in Curve Lake First Nation. 


What: OMB Hearing – Proposed Burleigh Bay Development

When: Tuesday October 4th to Friday October 7th, 2016

Where: Curve Lake First Nation Community Centre – 20 Whetung Street, Curve Lake, ON

Curve Lake First Nation also known as Oshkigmong, is part of the Mississauga’s First Nations of the Great Anishnaabe Nation, and is home to over 2,200 members. The community is situated on a peninsula between Chemong and Upper Buckhorn Lake, along the Trent Severn Waterway. Curve Lake First Nation was formally known as Mud Lake settlement in the early 1800’s, which was formally recognized as a reserve in 1889 and changed to Curve Lake First Nation in 1964. 

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For more information contact:

Krista Coppaway, Communications/Community Engagement Officer

Curve Lake First Nation

Tel: 705-657-8045 ext. 209

Email: KristaC@curvelake.ca 

www.curvelakefirstnation.ca

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