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Jennie Stevens on Burgoyne Bridge Safety Issue

Today in the legislature, the NDP MPP for St. Catharines, Jennie Stevens, said the Ford government has not done its part to protect St. Catharines residents struggling with mental health challenges, as it has failed to provide mental health and addictions services and failed to fund a suicide prevention barrier on Burgoyne Bridge.  For over a
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Clearview Side Road 26/27 Proposed Reconstruction

We received the following letter from George Powell, Vice Chair of Watershed Action Group, Blue Mountain Watershed Trust  Foundation. This was written to The Creemore Echo newspaper in Creemore, and concerns a proposed quarry haul route.  Re: Clearview Side Road 26/27 Proposed Reconstruction                 The mission of the Blue MountainWatershed Trust is to “Preserve and Enhance the
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Ford’s Plans for GTA West Corridor (letter to editor)

Editor’s Note: We received this letter to the editor from Dan O’Reilly, a writer based in Caledon. He notes that the GTA West Corridor has implications beyond Caledon, so wants our readers to be aware. His letter begins here: It may have escaped most Caledon residents’ attention that the Doug Ford Conservatives have resurrected plans
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Freedom of the Press A Requirement for Democracy

Mike and I saw The Post on the weekend, the film by Steven Spielberg, starring Meryl Streep as Katherine Graham, the owner of The Washington Post, and Tom Hanks as Ben Bradlee, top editor at the paper. This is the true story of the leak and publication of the Pentagon papers which document the U.S. government’s knowledge
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Niagara River a Sewer?

Today, Wayne Gates, NDP MPP for Niagara Falls, continued to press the Liberal government to protect the Great Lakes and Ontario water ways, and stop the dumping of raw sewage into the Niagara River. “Last week, the International Joint Commission released its first assessment on the progress by both US and Canadian governments on the
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Audit of Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority

This news release by the NDP just in: On Wednesday morning, Welland NDP MPP Cindy Forster’s motion before the Standing Committee on Public Accounts calling for the Auditor General to conduct a full audit into the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) was passed. With the passing of the motion, the Auditor General can move forward
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Greenbelt Changes

Greenbelt Boundary Minor Changes eBlast to Co-ordinated Review stakeholders from Minister Mauro I am writing to let you know that today the government opened a public consultation on proposed minor changes to the Greenbelt’s boundary, as set out in O. Reg. 59/05 and the Greenbelt Plan and is interested in hearing input on this proposal.
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Concerned Residents Coalition to Receive $15,000 from Town of Halton Hills

On Oct. 18, 2016, the Council of the Town of Halton Hills unanimously approved a donation of $15,000 to the Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC) in support of its case against James Dick Construction Ltd’s (JDCL) proposed Hidden Quarry. In making the motion, Mayor Rick Bonnette stated: “The CRC have done an awesome job in fundraising
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A Quarry That’s Hidden No More

This is a guest post by Linda Sword, a member of the board of Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC). The proponent called it the “Hidden Quarry”. But the people who live in Guelph Eramosa and Milton refused to let it hide.  The 100-acre property of woodland and wetland on Highway 7 east of Guelph between Rockwood
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The Crombie Report: Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: 2015-2041

News releases have been thick and fast this afternoon, about the release of the report “Planning for Health, Prosperity and Growth in the Greater Golden Horseshoe: 2015-2041” and an Environics poll about the Greenbelt and development. Read three of them here. Statement from the Greenbelt Foundation on the Release of the Crombie Report Today, Burkhard
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