Climate change is real, and its impacts are already being felt here in Caledon. From increasing intense storm events that result in flooding to more extreme heat days in the summer, we know Caledon’s weather will become hotter, wetter and wilder in the coming years.
Caledon’s Climate Change Plan
The draft Resilient Caledon climate change plan has been released for public comment.
It includes actions on how we as a community can reduce greenhouse gas emissions from transportation, buildings and waste, as well as how we can better prepare for impacts like flooding, extreme heat, and ice storms.
Through Fall 2019, we heard from hundreds of residents, farmers, businesses, community groups and youth about how we can address climate change, and ensure Caledon continues to be a great place to live. This input has helped shape the draft plan, and ensures it responds to local issues that are relevant to Caledon.
My sincere apologies to everyone especially those who have already completed the survey. Based on feedback regarding the original survey, we have decided it is best to reissue it.
Please would you use this link to access the corrected version of the survey and re-enter your answers. https://survey.zohopublic.com/zs/X3B34X It does only take a couple of minutes and your rework is greatly appreciated. If you did open the original one and found it confusing, you will find this easier to understand. When you choose the item from the list most important to you, it moves automatically to the top of the list.
We are excited to announce The Patio at Cambium Farms is opening this upcoming Saturday and Sunday, August 1st and 2nd. Enjoy the last few weeks of summer at the Farm while sipping on an ice cold local beverage and snacking on some delicious food from our award-winning food trucks!
With our countryside views, live entertainment, and complimentary craft beer tasting from Furnace Room Brewery, The Patio at Cambium Farms is the perfect spot to spend the afternoon with your friends and family. While you’re here, why not check out our recent renovations!
August 1st: 12pm – 10pm August 2nd: 12pm to 8pm ** More dates to come!!!
The government is consulting on a proposed amendment to A Place to Grow: Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe. This amendment to the current Growth Plan includes changes to the population and employment forecasts, the horizon year for planning, and other policies to increase housing supply, create jobs, attract business investment and better align with infrastructure.
Part of the government’s proposal is to allow aggregate pits and quarries in the habitat of threatened and endangered species throughout the region’s Natural Heritage System. Aggregates operations can already occur elsewhere in the Natural Heritage System, but not in the habitat of threatened or endangered species.
As recognized in the current Growth Plan, our lands, waters and wildlife are essential to our long-term quality of life, economic prosperity, ecological health and resilience to climate change.
Since the onset of Covid, road racing (motorcycle and vehicle) has been rampant in Ontario. Racers are travelling cross country for the thrill of the run and all of Caledon is their destination.
Tickets don’t matter, nor does the impounding of vehicles. You will have seen the posted speeds of these vehicles in OPP updates. While the OPP continue to fine and tow vehicles, other ground work must be established to lay a different foundation for our communities, one where racing is not acceptable, the speed limit is followed and there are more teeth in vehicle noise legislation.
A first step occurred on June 30, 2020, at the Town of Caledon Council Meeting. The Town approved the Traffic Calming Strategy with a few amendments. Never before has there been such a comprehensive policy developed by the Town on this issue. The Town has realized communities across Caledon are experiencing the same problem and something must be done. The geographic area covered by the West Caledon Traffic Group has been declared a Community Safety Zone. For anyone who is not familiar with this concept, community safety zones are specialized zones in communities where fines are doubled for infractions. Community safety zone designations must exist before photo-radar can be implemented. This means all of Caledon Village, Alton, Belfountain, Inglewood, Cheltenham and Terracotta are part of the safety zone. This area includes Forks of the Credit Road, Charleston Sideroad and Hwy 10.
By the end of September, traffic studies will have been conducted in each of these areas and final reports compiled with recommendations to the Town by 2021.
The West Caledon Traffic Group will be lobbying the Town for stronger noise and traffic bylaws specific to Forks of the Credit Road and lobbying the province for greater controls on speed and aggregate truck movement on Highway 10 and Charleston Side Road.
Region of Peel–Road Safety Services will be launching Project Noisemaker, today, July 1, 2020. This project is designed to identify and reduce the number of motor vehicles with modified and/or excessively loud exhaust systems on Peel roads. The community concern for these vehicles has been apparent much more in residential areas during the day and night.
The Peel Regional Police will be conducting strict enforcement for the entire month of July. We encourage vehicle owners to repair modified exhaust systems and avoid using devices such as factory-issued mechanisms to alter and increase the sound of their vehicles in quiet, residential areas.
Vehicles will be subject to charges, including Improper Muffler and Unnecessary Noise contrary to the Highway Traffic Act. These charges include fines of $110 upon conviction.
Our commitment to road safety is a core policing function. Our officers remain vigilant twenty-four hours per day, seven days per week. Speeding, aggressive driving, and impaired driving remain enforcement priorities for our officers.
Anyone with information concerning aggressive driving or illegal street racing activities can contact the police by calling 905-453-3311. The public can also file a complaint through Road Watch or by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or at peelcrimestoppers.ca.
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