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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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Oppose GTA West Corridor

This is a letter to the editor calling for opposition to the GTA West Corridor that would go through Caledon and Halton Hills. At the Town of Caledon municipal candidates’ meeting in Caledon East last fall, an audience member asked the prospective mayoral and council aspirants their views on the GTA West Corridor. To her
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Halton Hills Calls for Quarries to Demonstrate Need

  Just received from Concerned Residents Coalition: The municipal Council for the Town of Halton Hills passed a motion at its meeting on Monday evening, April 13, requesting that “the Ontario Government amend the Provincial Policy Statement and the Aggregate Resources Act to require aggregate extraction proponents to demonstrate need for the particular supply of
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Help For the Jefferson Salamander

  We just received a notice in the mail from Environment Canada, that they are proposing a Recovery Strategy to conserve the threatened Jefferson Salamander. Areas of critical habitat, which are important for species recovery, are proposed in this strategy. Lands near the Niagara Escarpment are especially hospitable for salamanders and of course most other
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Extracting the Future: Aggregate Mining

Throughout the course of 2015, the Government of Ontario will be conducting a 10-year review of the Provincial Greenbelt Plan. The Greenbelt Area covers 1.8 million acres and encompasses Protected Countryside agricultural land as well as environmental and ecologically sensitive areas such as the Niagara Escarpment and the Oak Ridges Moraine. The Greenbelt was created
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