Ben Eoin Campground was the site for a formal announcement by the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The news conference was held to announce the designation of the Bras d’Or Lakes as a non-discharge zone for pleasure craft. Pitu’paq was instrumental in preparing the application and seeing that it moved through the steps to legislation. Laurie Suitor and Karen Malcolm worked on the detailed application and were thrilled to see the legislation finally in place.

Pitu’paq is a partnership of Cape Breton’s five municipal units and five First Nations of Unama’ki with a focus on the Bras d’Or Lakes watershed.

52aPhotos: Peter MacKay and Duart MacAulay listening at the press conference;
Duart and Peter along with Sharon Carter, Charlie Dennis and newly elected MLA Alfie MacLeod;
Angela Morris, Shelley Denny (UINR), Vera Pierro (DFO), and Albert Marshall (CEPI Elder Advisor) listening to the announcement.

UINR Marten – Vol.2. Issue.3 – Autumn 2006