We would like to let you know of a couple climate-action related events, so if you don’t know what to do with your kids over March break, consider getting them involved in some climate action! Here are a couple options:
1. On Thursday, March 14, a screening of this very impressive documentary, Youth Unstoppable, by and about the young climate activist Slater Jewell. The documentary covers the last 10 years of youth organizing – and its achievements. It’s impressive and inspiring. See the blurb and the eventbrite link below.
2. On Friday, March 15, from 12:30 – 2:00 pm a climate rally at Queen’s Park as part of the global climate strike movement. At last count, there were rallies being held in 92 different countries around the world and global participant numbers are expected to be edging toward a million. This movement is really taking off – as it needs to! We need to turn this ship around if kids today are to have a safe climate future. So, come if you can!! Here’s the facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/304570563750133/ Spread the word!! Thank you!!
The B.C.O. periodically updates the community regarding Town of Caledon meetings and events. Public input is being asked for by our Municipal Government representatives. Please plan to attend and tell them how you feel or provide information in writing. Details are in the links below.
Official Plan 2041
A special public meeting will be held on March 5, 2019 at Town Hall to start the Official Plan 2041 review process. (Municipalities are required to update their Official Plan at least every five years, in accordance with Sections 17 and 26 of The Planning Act.)
Date: March 5, 2019 Time: 6:00 p.m. (Information Session); 7:00 p.m. (Public Meeting) Location: Town Hall Council Chambers Address: 6311 Old Church Road (directions)
Residents of Belfountain and the public are invited to attend a presentation, “Switching Gears” at Belfountain Public School on MARCH 26th AT 7.P.M. Note, the session may be made available live online and recorded to be made available afterwardsh.
Provincial data shows there is enough land designated inside existing town and city boundaries to meet housing and employment needs to at least 2031.
We do need more affordable homes in Caledon, but they should support the billions in transit funding in compact communities, rental housing and employment uses near transit stations of existing cities and towns….not sprawling subdivisions far away on gridlocked highways.
While many of us were expressing concerns regarding Bill 66, the government had already quietly begun developing a proposal to weaken the Growth Plan. The proposed changes to the Growth Plan will allow sprawl developers to eat up farmland and forests not already protected by laws like the Greenbelt Act, based on the pretense that it is needed for housing.
I’m reaching out, as your Ward 1 local Councillor, to offer my full support for a Neighbourhood Watch Program.
I’ve had a number of conversations with residents and businesses who would like to see this program launch as soon as possible. I’ve also met with the Community Policing Officer, Iryna Nebogatova, who will help guide us through the process.
Residents of Belfountain and the public are invited to attend a presentation, “Switching Gears” at Belfountain Public School on 2019 February 7. Please note, the session may be made available live online and recorded to be made available after Feb 7th.