Comment – What will Ontario look like a year from now? 

Comment – What will Ontario look like a year from now? 
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Whoever takes the helm will certainly inherit a more polarized constituency.  Let’s hope the rhetoric that paints business as the enemy is dismissed.  Instead of assuming business owners are greedy and driven only by their self-interest, they should be considered valuable contributors to our communities, taking risks with their own … Continue reading

Millbrook Entrepreneur Launches Online Camping Website- Pitched

Millbrook Entrepreneur Launches Online Camping Website- Pitched
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Growing up in England, Olaf Dunn was an avid camper and outdoor enthusiast.  His family spent vacations touring all around Europe with a camper staying in a variety of locations including rural and remote private campgrounds as well as some ‘wild camping’ locations where permitted.  He moved to Canada in … Continue reading

Project Tackles Cellular Dead Zones across Eastern Ontario

Project Tackles Cellular Dead Zones across Eastern Ontario
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Acknowledging that mobile broadband is critical to regional growth, the Eastern Ontario Wardens’ Caucus and Eastern Ontario Regional Network (EORN) welcomed the Ontario Government’s commitment of $71 million to improve cell service across the region announced by Ontario Rural Affairs Minister Jeff Leal last week. EORN has proposed a $213 … Continue reading

Proposed Changes to OMB Format will Empower Local Decision-making

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In the coming weeks, legislation will be introduced to create the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal, which will, if passed, replace the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). After a six-month consultation process, changes unveiled by Municipal Affairs Minister Bill Mauro last month are expected to limit appeals of official plans, allow density … Continue reading

New Legislation for Invasive Plant Management in Ontario

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The Invasive Species Act will come into effect on November 3rd, but the regulations associated with this legislation which have not yet been made public, will not take effect until a later date. Kellie Sherman, Coordinator, Ontario Invasive Plant Council joined the October 17th Council meeting to outline the growing … Continue reading

Ontario Suspends Large Renewable Energy Procurement

Ontario Suspends Large Renewable Energy Procurement
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Tuesday the Ministry of Energy announced a decision that will begin to reduce electricity costs for consumers as it suspended the second round of its Large Renewable Procurement (LRP II) process and the Energy-from-Waste Standard Offer Program, halting procurement of over 1,000 megawatts (MW) of solar, wind, hydroelectric, bioenergy and … Continue reading

Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness Week

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Are You Ready? Emergency Preparedness Week Last week Canada’s Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale announced May 1st begins Canada’s 21st annual Emergency Preparedness Week, with the theme “Plan. Prepare. Be Aware.” This is a collaborative government initiative where provincial, territorial and federal emergency management organizations to … Continue reading