World Day of Prayer – 2019

March 24, 2019 – Sunday 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Hosted at
Belfountain Village Church
17258 Old Main Street.
Belfountain

This year’s theme:
“Come- Everything is Ready!”

This annual event is being sponsored by
“The Women’s Inter-church Council of Canada”
with participating churches of the Erin Ministerial.

Food and refreshment will follow this one-hour service.
For more information: email pastorfred@rogers.com
All are welcome!

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Have Your Say at these Town of Caledon Public Consultation Meetings

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)

Read this news update on our website

Transit Feasibility Study – Public Information Centre

The Town of Caledon has conducted a Transit Feasibility Study to investigate the benefits and costs of providing public transit services within the Town.

The project team will present and discuss background information and the options under consideration for the entire town at three upcoming Public Information Centres. Residents are invited to attend.

View the full public notice attached.

Read this news update on our website

View more Caledon Fire Media Centre notifications.
View more Caledon OPP Media Centre notifications.
View more Public Notices notifications.
6311 Old Church Road, Caledon Ontario L7C 1J6 | 905.584.2272 | 1.888.225.3366

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NEWS RELEASE – NEW MEETING DATE MARCH 26th

Tim Gray Environmental Defence – Switching Gears: Proposed changes to the Growth Plan that replaces the abandoned portions of Bill 66

At a community meeting in 2017, the residents of Belfountain identified themselves as stewards of the land we all love.

The new Ontario Provincial Government introduced Bill 66, “Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act”.

Many residents of Belfountain, Caledon and beyond strongly objected to these changes and schedule 10 was dropped.

The BCO invited Tim Gray, Executive Director of Environmental Defence to share an environmental perspective of Bill 66 and the Provincial revisit of policies such as the Places to Grow Act,Provincial Policy Statement and The Endangered Species Act.

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.

MARCH 26th 7 to 9 PM @ Belfountain Public School, 17247 Shaws Creek Road, Belfountain.
NOTE: Total capacity of the Belfountain Public School auditorium is only 200.

[RSVP  YES ] or email rsvp@belfountain.ca

[I am not able to attend, but I wish to subscribe to updates] or email rsvp@belfountain.ca

If you have any event logistical questions, please email to secretary@belfountain.ca

Background reading:


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Do Changes to the Growth Plan = Schedule 10 of Bill 66?

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.

Submit your comments to the government by Feb 28th 11:59 p.m. deadline. https://ero.ontario.ca/notice/013-4504

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Neighbourhood Watch Info Session – Mar 18th, 6-9 p.m.

Belfountain Neighhbourhood Watch http://www.belfountain.ca/neighbourhood-watch/ are forwarding this email from Lynn Kiernan, Councillor Ward 1.

Dear Friends and Community Partners,

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.

I feel the best way to start is by bringing the community together. I’ve put a hold on Caledon Village Place for an information session on March 18th 2019 6:00pm to 9:00pm.

Please let me know if you are available to attend or to share your thoughts with me on this initiative.

Thanks so much, Lynn

Lynn Kiernan Councillor – Town of Caledon 416-578-9156 Lynn.Kiernan@caledon.ca Click on the link to receive my newsletter http://eepurl.com/gd5E_D

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Happy 14th Birthday Greenbelt


The Greenbelt is turning 14 this coming February 28! To celebrate its continued protection, Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation want to give back to all of you for your ongoing support.

From now until Feb. 24, 2019, at midnight, everyone who tags Friends of the Greenbelt Foundation in a short video (no longer than 15-seconds) on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram, answering the question “why I love the Greenbelt”, and making sure to hashtag #GBDay will be sent a Greenbelt tote bag in the mail! 

Click HERE for more details!


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POSTPONED! Erin Eco Film Fest at the Erin Legion on Feb 13, 20 & March 20 & April 10, 24

The driving is just too dangerous.
Could you kindly forward this email to your BCO friends!
We will reschedule and let you know the new date/time.
Thank you.
Liz
www.ErinEcoFilmFest.ca

For more info on the films, visit https://www.erinecofilmfest.ca/2019films


Learn more about Erin Eco Film Fest at: www.ErinEcoFilmFest.ca

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POSTPONED: Tonight’s Bill 66 – Switching Gears By Tim Gray Of Environmental Defense

Tonight’s meeting has been POSTPONED due to inclement weather and transport issues!

We will advise of the rescheduled date ASAP!

For any questions please contact secretary@belfountain.ca

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NEWS RELEASE Tim Gray of Environmental Defence: Switching Gears

Switching Gears:
Proposed changes to the Growth Plan that replaces the abandoned portions of Bill 66

At a community meeting in 2017, the residents of Belfountain identified themselves as stewards of the land we all love.

The new Ontario Provincial Government introduced Bill 66, “Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act”.

Many residents of Belfountain, Caledon and beyond strongly objected to these changes and schedule 10 was dropped.

The BCO invited Tim Gray, Executive Director of Environmental Defence to share an environmental perspective of Bill 66 and the Provincial revisit of policies such as the Places to Grow Act, Provincial Policy Statement and The Endangered Species Act.

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.​

Meeting being rescheduled @ Belfountain Public School, 17247 Shaws Creek Road, Belfountain.
NOTE: Total capacity of the Belfountain Public School auditorium is only 200.

[RSVP  YES ] or email rsvp@belfountain.ca

[I am not able to attend, but I wish to subscribe to updates]

or email rsvp@belfountain.ca

If you have any event logistical questions, please email to secretary@belfountain.ca

Background reading:

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Ontario Bill – 66 Schedule 10 DEFEATED !!

This afternoon Ontario Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Steve Clark announced on Twitter:
https://twitter.com/SteveClarkPC

snip < our Government for the People has listened to the concerns raised by MPPs, municipalities and stakeholders with regards to Schedule 10 of Bill 66 and when the legislature returns in February, we will not proceed with Schedule 10 of the Bill. > end snip

We notice how there is no mention of the People!

We wish to thank all the community organizations and lobby groups that worked with us and most importantly, all concerned citizens who raised their voices in protest of this Bill and undemocratic process!

This protest is not over until Bill 66 is DEFEATED

Mr. Ford et all, Now we understand your intended processes.
You have now banded together a cohesive community protecting our People from your Government.

The same holds for all layers of government.

Some background on the legal process for Ontario Bills to be considered to be Laws:

  1. https://www.ola.org/sites/default/files/common/how-bills-become-law-en.pdf
  2. From https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/current/ note the timeline <- THREE DAYS!, so NOW is the time to DEFEAT Bill 66, be diligent.
  3. https://www.ola.org/en/legislative-business/bills/parliament-42/session-1/bill-66

Comment here or via our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/belfountaincommunity/
STAY TUNED!

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