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LSRCA extends heartfelt condolences to Regional Councillor Danny Wheeler's family and the community of Georgina

NEWMARKET – November 2, 2016 – Board members and staff of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) express heartfelt condolences and deep sadness at the passing of Georgina Regional Councillor and Deputy Mayor Danny Wheeler, who was also a member of LSRCA's Board of Directors.

"Regional Councillor Wheeler was truly a watershed champion and steadfast supporter of the work of the Conservation Authority," said Aurora Mayor Geoffrey Dawe, Chair of LSRCA. "I know I speak for all of our board members when I distinguish him as a gentleman and an authentic voice for his community. Danny was thoughtful and brought insight and wisdom to every decision and discussion at the LSRCA boardroom table. We will sincerely miss him." 

"In the 1980s, Regional Councillor Wheeler was involved in the development of the Lake Simcoe Environmental Management Strategy, which was the forerunner to the current, landmark Lake Simcoe Protection Plan," said Mike Walters, LSRCA's Chief Administrative Officer. "As a board member and advocate of the work that we do here at the Conservation Authority, he was always prepared with sound advice and direction and I have always considered him to exemplify what it truly means to be a public servant. His passing is a huge loss for the Conservation Authority and I know the same will be felt by all who knew him."

The Board and the staff of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority wish to offer their thoughts and prayers to Danny's dear wife Fran, his family and the Town of Georgina community during this time.

It is the mission of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to work with our community to protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed by leading research, policy and action.

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Media Contact:
Sue Jagminas
Corporate Communications
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Phone: 905-895-1281, ext. 264
Toll Free: 1-800-465-0437
Email:s.jagminas@LSRCA.on.ca

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