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Here’s How Halton is Protecting Local Drinking Water

Halton Region is taking steps in efforts to protect local drinking water. On March 27, 2019, Halton Regional council passed a motion to support and endorse Bill 71 – also known as the Paris Galt Moraine Conservation Act, 2019. The moraine provides a drinking water source to several […] Click here to view original web […]

OPEN FOR BUSINESS: Local activists, politicians voice concerns about Greenbelt, water protection with Bill 66

Mono Councillor Fred Nix stands at one of the town’s well heads, explaining that Bill 66, Ontario’s Open for Business Act allows for industrial development bylaws which undermine some water protections like those on municipal wells. – Alexandra Heck/Metroland Mono Councillor Fred Nix stands at one of the town’s […] Click here to view original […]

Walkerton Wants Out Of Bill 66 Discussion

Brockton Mayor doesn’t like Walkerton’s name being linked to Bill 66. It’s been nineteen years since the Walkerton Ecoli Tragedy, and despite a lot of hard work, growth and progress, the Town cannot seem to escape the infamy of the Walkerton water disaster. Brockton Mayor Chris Peabody is taking […] Click here to view original […]

Lawyers Slam Doug Ford Government’s Move To Let Cities Ignore Environmental Rules

Premier Doug Ford read his notes during the first ministers meeting in Montreal on Dec. 7, 2018. TORONTO—Environmental lawyers are slamming Ontario’s government for introducing new legislation which they call “the biggest and most significant environmental rollback to occur in a generation.” The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) made […] Click here to view original […]

Tories’ bill could punch factory-sized holes in the Greenbelt

During the 2018 election campaign, the Tories promised to “protect the Greenbelt in its entirety.” ( Queen’s Park has shut down until February, but before MPPs headed home, the Progressive Conservative government introduced one final piece of legislation: Bill 66, the Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act . Its 12 schedules […] Click here to view original […]

Hamilton and Burlington mayors won’t sacrifice greenbelt for Ford’s open for business bill

The Greenbelt is a swath of protected wetland, forest and farmland that surround the GTHA, moving north to the Bruce Peninsula. (Friends of the Greenbelt) The mayors of both Hamilton and Burlington say they’re not interested in new “open for business” legislation if it means sacrificing land in Ontario’s […] Click here to view original […]

Burlington Vows to Protect its Land From Doug Ford

The City of Burlington has responded to the provincial government’s Bill 66, Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act, 2018 . This bill was tabled by the provincial government on Dec. 6, 2018. According to a recent press release from the City of Burlington, if passed this bill would allow municipalities to, […] Click here to view original […]

New development bill raises concerns of another Walkerton water disaster

Bruce Davidson says he’s distressed by provisions in the provincial government’s proposed Bill 66 that could allow for environmental protections to be “bypassed” in the name of development. Davidson lived through the Walkerton water disaster 18 years ago that saw E. coli in the town’s water kill seven people […] Click here to view original […]

Street signs traced to Walkerton drinking water tragedy

This sign at Indian Road and Michigan Avenue alerts drivers they are entering a drinking water intake protection zone. Troy Shantz Troy Shantz Six street signs posted around town read ‘Drinking Water Protection Zone,’ and every day they’re passed by countless drivers and pedestrians without a second thought. A […] Click here to view original […]

Guelph-Eramosa set for new zoning bylaw

Guelph-Eramosa is set for a township-initiated zoning bylaw amendment to implement source protection areas through the township. The amendment is a result of recent changes to the Wellington County Official Plan and the province’s Clean Water Act and Grand River […] Click here to view the original story at