Traffic Calming Measures for Ward 1 and Ward 2

Sunday March 21, 2021

Traffic Calming Measures for Ward 1 and Ward 2

 In September of 2019, traffic studies were conducted and Community Safety Zones were designated in Ward 1 and Ward 2.  In November 2020, the WCTG made a presentation to the Town of Caledon requesting a series of actions to be implemented to support the safety of our communities. The Town committed to increase the number of Automated Speed Enforcement (ASE) devices in Caledon, to investigate a noise ASE to be used in communities like ours. Continue reading

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Protecting Your Trees from Gypsy Moth Starts Now

In addition to the Town of Caledon information regarding Gypsy Moth https://www.caledon.ca/en/news/gypsy-moth-in-caledon.aspx#How-can-I-protect-my-trees this information is from the Inglewood Garden Club: Continue reading

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Registration for Vaccination Clinic, Caledon East Community Complex, Opens for Caledon Residents 80+

As of today the Region of Peel opened up the registration for the vaccination clinic at the Caledon East Community Complex for residents 80+.  Continue reading

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Icebreaker For our Fun Community Zoom and Phone Call – April 2nd @ 7pm

We do hope you join us for our fun Belfountain Community Spring Catch-up, either by Zoom or by the telephone,  on April 2nd, 2021 at 7 pm.    Community Spring Catch Up

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Belfountain Community Spring Catch Up – April 2nd at 7pm

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Help Us Draw Minister Wilkinson’s Attention to the Erin Wastewater Treatment Plant

The Coalition for the West Credit River is reaching out to you to assist in our campaign to draw attention to the Erin Wastewater Treatment Project, and our Designation Request to Minister Jonathan Wilkinson for a federal review under the Impact Assessment Act.   Here’s our Media Release that provides a good overview.

We are planning an online Outreach Event for 25 March at 7:00 pm, and have also requested a meeting with Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Environment.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Promote the Coalition’s 25 March Outreach Event – see the linked document that you can copy and paste into an email and send out to your contact list
  • Call Minister Wilkinson’s office to request that that he designate the Erin Wastewater Treatment plant for an Impact Assessment.
  • See the linked Script to  assist in your call/s
  • Call your local MPs and MPPs to elevate the issue and encourage them to call Minister Wilkinson, Minister Jordan and Minister McKenna to elevate this issue and suggest they support our Designation Request.

Please act today to reach out broadly to organizations and people you feel can advance our initiative!

Thank you in advance for helping the Coalition elevate this issue!!

Judy Mabee

 

 

 

 

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Be Part of the Action – Save the Date

Be Part of the Action – Save the Date

The Belfountain Community Organization is part of a Coalition for the West Credit River, working to protect Brook Trout and Species at Risk from the proposed Erin Wastewater Treatment Plant (Erin WWTP).

Join the Coalition in our online Zoom Event to find out what we are doing and how you can take action to help protect this unique coldwater West Credit River ecosystem.

RSVP here to attend our online Coalition Event on Thursday, 25 March at 7:00 pm.

Speakers at this Event will describe the risks Brook Trout and Species at Risk face from the daily discharge of 7.2 million liters of treated wastewater into the West Credit River.  Find out about some simple actions you can take that will make a big difference.

Brook Trout are the canary in the coal mine of fish species.

They are a highly sensitive coldwater species and their survival relies on stream temperatures no greater than 19oC to 20oC for any sustained period of time. Over the last 50 years their numbers have undergone a significant decline. 

The West Credit River has one of the last remaining native Brook Trout populations in Southern Ontario. This thriving population of Brook Trout will be placed at risk of drastic demise as a result of the proposed Erin WWTP dumping 7.2 million liters of effluent daily into this sensitive coldwater West Credit River ecosystem.  

The effluent plume will reduce dissolved oxygen that Brook Trout need to breath and raise stream temperature, depriving Brook Trout of the coldwater habitat that is so crucial to their survival. This toxic plume contains ammonia and chloride, and could extend several hundred meters downstream into prime Brook Trout nursery habitat. 

Find out what the Coalition discovered through its review process, what we are doing about it and how you can help!

The Coalition for the West Credit River includes:

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More Music in Time When We Need It

On Thursday, March 25thyou can enjoy Lisa MacIssac and Brenley MacEachern – Madison Violet https://www.madisonviolet.com/ – who will share their music and stories in a recorded concert. Susan Gesner is again hosting a recorded concert that will be available to anyone interested in enjoying the music and supporting Canadian musicians during this challenging time.  If you want to hear haunting lullabies, heartfelt songs that reach right into your soul, and then down to earth humour that will make you grin (in a time when we all need to grin more!)….then you’ll love this show!

If you are interested, please e mail Susan Gesner (susangesner@me.com) and send her $20 either through an e transfer, or arrange to send her a cheque On March 25th, she will send you a link to the show, and you’ll have 48 hours to enjoy it. You can have your entire household watching for just the price of one ticket. (But please don’t share the link with anyone else, unless they send Susan $20. We’re doing this to support the musicians in a time when they can’t perform at a live concerts).

And here’s a challenge for everyone:

  • We challenge each of you to tell at least one other person about the show who might not already know about it.
  • If they are interested, they can e mail Susan, she’ll sell them a ticket, but make sure they tell her who told them about it.
  • She’ll keep a tally of who has told the most people
  • And whomever tells the most people will get a free ticket to the next show, either virtual or live!!!!!



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Update – 413, CBM Quarry In Cataract and MZOs

If you are planning to write a letter to Peel Region opposing the 413, the deadline to have your letter included on the updated agenda and circulated to Council in advance is today – Friday, March 5th by 5pm. Please email today if you can!   Instructions Here

The registration for CBM St. Mary’s meetings deadline is today.   CBM St. Mary’s application relates to the 400-acre quarry between Cataract Road and Mississauga Road, just south of Charleston Sideroad.   This is the link to register:  https://bit.ly/3q4tuNX

The Ford government is proposing a retroactive change to provincial law to clear the way for a controversial development project on a protected wetland.  The change in legislation was tabled by the government Thursday as part of an unrelated bill about expanding broadband internet in rural areas. The amendments to Ontario’s Planning Act would nullify a key clause that limits the scope of ministerial zoning orders (MZOs), a powerful tool that helps fast-track developments by overriding local zoning rules.   cbc.ca/ontario-doug-ford-mzo-pickering-duffins-creek

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St. Mary’s CBM Aggregates Virtual Update Meetings with Near Neighbours – Registration

March 9 and 11, 2021

Registration will be open until Friday March 5, 2020 (5:00 p.m. ET)

CBM will be hosting small virtual meetings with members of the public that live near to the proposed quarry site. These sessions will provide an opportunity for you to hear an update presentation on the project, followed by time to virtually meet and ask questions to CBM staff and their consulting team.

Please follow this link to register https://bit.ly/3q4tuNX
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