The North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Authority is an oversight body for the local Drinking Water Source Protection process.

The North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Authority (SPA) coordinated the development of the Source Protection Plan (SP Plan) to protect the sources of five municipal drinking water systems in our watershed:  Callander, Mattawa, North Bay, Powassan and South River. 

The SPA is comprised of elected representatives from each of the member municipalities, including those from the Conservation Authority Members (Board of Directors) and some from municipalities that are only within the Source Protection Area. The SPA is tasked with selecting or approving members to sit on the Source Protection Committee, and reviewing and receiving comments on updates to the Assessment Report and Source Protection Plan.

The 2022 Source Protection Authority Members include:

  • Dave Britton - Powassan (2022 Chair)
  • Dave Mendicino - North Bay (2022 Vice Chair)
  • Shelley Belanger – Papineau-Cameron Twp
  • Teri Brandt - South River
  • Rick Champagne - East Ferris
  • Sandy Cross - Calvin Twp
  • Michelle Lahaye - Mattawan Twp
  • Jane Lagassie - Bonfield
  • Tom Marchant - Nipissing
  • Chris Mayne - North Bay
  • Loren Mick - Mattawa
  • Irene Smit - Callander
  • Nunzio Scarfone - Chisholm Twp
  • Marianne Stickland - Strong Twp
  • Ed Valenti - North Bay

(Note that Municipal elections were held in October 2022 and Member Municipal Councils will be appointing representatives to the North Bay-Mattawa Source Protection Authority (SPA) in December for the 2023-2026 term)  The SPA will hold its AGM in January 2023.

For more information on the Drinking Water Source Protection program visit or the Drinking Water Source Protection Program section of the website. 

The next meeting of the Source Protection Authority to be determined.

Meeting Agenda and minutes of previous SPA Meetings.