The calm after the geysers subside and the picture of the churning pond at Indian Hills GC June 17-15. (inset Photo and Video Courtesy of Jamie Reitknecht Via Youtube)

The calm after the geysers subside and the picture of the churning pond at Indian Hills GC June 17-15. (inset Photo and Video Courtesy of Jamie Reitknecht Via Youtube)

ADMINISTRATION OFFICE, Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation – Golf enthusiasts will be welcomed back to enjoy the hilly and well wooded golf course with ponds and streams coming into play on many of the holes that they have come to enjoy from Indian Hills Golf Club on Saturday, July 18.

Members of the Municipal Emergency Control Group, met on Thursday, July 16, 2015 for a de-briefing session and it was confirmed the golf course situation has been assessed and managed efficiently.  The Indian Hills Golf Course is safe for public use.

Chief Tom Bressette is confident that Indian Hills is ready to welcome the public once again as he confirmed, “The Indian Hills Maintenance Crew have been continuing to work on the greens and fairways to ensure the golf course maintains the standard of excellence that our golfers have come to expect from us.”

On-going assessment of the problem area continues as a priority, but is now safely restricted to the immediate site location only, allowing use of the ranges beyond that area.

Referencing Indian Hills Golf Course, Ipperwash Beach, the “Point” where kettles are on display and local stores, Chief Bressette went on to welcome the public to visit other local areas of interest as he stated, “On behalf of Indian Hills and the First Nation, we welcome all residents and visitors to enjoy all the recreational areas and local stores that are available for you.”

Mayor Bill Weber, Lambton Shores, commented “The situation was managed professionally by all involved and forms the basis of a model response that can be learned from.”

The Chippewas of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation is located along the shores of Lake Huron, 35 km northeast of Sarnia, Ontario.  It has two land bases, one of which was the focus of a half century long land dispute that would have repercussions across the country.