IJC increases time for public hearing on Orders for Rainy and Namakan Lakes


Please note that the International Joint Commission (IJC) has changed the schedule for its previously announced public hearing due to the high level of interest in the issue. The purpose of the hearing is to receive public comment on the review of the IJC's Orders for Rainy and Namakan Lakes prior to deciding on whether to amend the Orders.

The public hearing will be held at the following time and place:

6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday, July 7, 1999

La Place Rendez-Vous Hotel
1201 Idylwild Dr.
Fort Frances, Ontario

Written comments may also be submitted by July 30, 1999 to either of the following addresses:


Secretary, Canadian Section 
100 Metcalfe Street, 18th Floor 
Ottawa, Ontario K1P 5M1 
Fax 613.993.5583 
Email Commission@ottawa.ijc.org Secretary, United States Section 
1250 23rd Street NW, Suite 100 
Washington, DC 20440 
Fax 202.736.9015 
Email Commission@washington.ijc.org

The International Joint Commission is an independent international organization established under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. Three members are appointed by the President of the United States and three by the Canadian Governor General in Council. The IJC's Orders for Rainy and Namakan Lakes were issued pursuant to the 1938 Rainy Lake Convention.

Contacts: Washington, D.C. Frank Bevacqua 202.736.9024   Ottawa, ON Fabien Lengellé 613.995.0088