Caledon Mayor Allan Thompson, Minister of Tourism, Culture and Sport Sylvia Jones, Regional Councillor candidate Ian Sinclair (sporting his family’s kilt) and Regional Councillor Barb Shaughnessy share Celtic cultural notes opening night of the Belfountain Music Festival against the inspiring backdrop of the historic Belfountain Grist Mill.
The concert series ran throughout this weekend and continues again next weekend.
Distinguished Citizen of the Year and Veteran Politician Ian Sinclair Enters Municipal Election
Speculation and anticipation are finally over for Caledon residents as highly respected politico Ian Sinclair throws his hat into the nomination ring for Regional Councillor of Ward 1 in the October 2018 Municipal Election. Ian Sinclair Announcement_July 9_2-1
With all of the factors affecting our sensitive unique ecosystem, we need your help to make sure those in government approval positions are clearly hearing our message that we need to protect the water, wildlife, fish, birds, endangered and threatened species, wetlands and watershed. The Belfountain Community organization has been working hard to ensure that the community’s voice is heard and that the proposed 67 lot mega mansion subdivision is stalled.
We need you to add your voice to ours. Help us let the Town of Caledon, Developers and The Niagara Escarpment Commission know how we all feel and what we want to see in our community.
The community is concerned about the effluent discharge from the proposed Sewage Treatment Plant in Erin. We have demanded that a higher level of environmental study be performed, a Part II Order, regarding spills and the effluent discharge into the Credit River. A copy of our communication is available at this link: BCO Erin Waste Management v2
The B.C.O. will be assembling a task force to focus on this concern.
The B.C.O. has contacted The Town of Caledon regarding a 400m x 400m tract of land along the Credit River and a part of the Erin Pit Expansion. We have requested this land is donated to the Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy or the Credit Valley Conservation area to benefit the community who will be negatively affected by the risk to water, truck and machinery noise, dust and visual impact affecting our hamlet. This communication is available at this link: Brandon Ward
Members of the BCO board have attended meetings, at the Town of Caledon and in Erin, where James Dick and Associates have presented their plans for the expansion of the Erin Pit east of Winston Churchill to Shaws Creek Road. The Town of Caledon have posted signs asking for feedback to file Town File Number RZ 17-02. The planned expansion will allow extraction of aggregates below the water table just north of the Credit River. The BCO is concerned about the effect of this extraction where risk to water, truck and machinery noise, dust and visual impact affect the hamlet. The BCO needs your support to continue pressure the Town of Caledon to complete further environmental studies regarding these effects.
After the rushed requirement to sign up for Cole Engineering well monitoring, no one has been contacted. GSAI advised they would be going door to door May 15th – 30th, 2018. We will provide further updates as they are provided to us.
At Lobsterfest, we had provided an update on the current steps the B.C.O. has taken to make sure that the proposal for Manors of Belfountain has taken into consideration all the aspects of our sensitive unique ecosystem. Please find our letter outlining these steps at this link: 2018 06 11 BCO Letter
Thank you for coming out and supporting the Belfountain Community Organization at our recent Lobsterfest. The event was a great success and enjoyed by everyone. Our thanks to The Belfountain Inn for being such wonderful hosts and allowing our volunteers to get in their way.