On Saturday October 21, an important event called “Municipal Elections Matter” was held in Bond Head. Organized by the Lake Simcoe Association, a coalition of citizens’ groups around the lake, its purpose was to inform and engage both citizens and community-based organizations about how their actions can have a significant influence on election outcomes. Advice was presented by experts on how citizen’s groups can choose candidates who embrace sustainability as well as offering tips to potential candidates on how to run a campaign.Read More
We strongly advocate for the extension of the Greenbelt on the west side of Lake Simcoe. The Town of Innisfil has identified some Natural Heritage areas in its Official Plan.This year, the Town also designated several hundred acres as environmentally protected. This is a good first step. Integrating the natural heritage systems mapping already identified in municipal official plans and incorporating conservation authority data layers into the final provincial map is encouraged.Read More
As we enjoy these perfect last days of a long-delayed summer, I wish to thank all those who attended our Annual General Meeting on August 26 at the Innisfil Lakeshore library. Our meeting was well attended including guests Deputy Mayor Lynn Dollin, former Mayor Barb Baguley, Councillor Stan Daurio and Town Planner Michelle Banfield.
Margaret Prophet of the Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition and IDA director Carla Smiderle made presentations at the meeting. Read More
The following is an update from Jack Gibbons of NGFA concerning the battle to save provincially significant wetlands in the North Gwillimbury Forest (Town of Georgina, Region of York):
“The long fight to protect our forest continues. Our appeal (at the OMB) of the Town of Georgina’s Official Plan has now been scheduled to commence on May 22, 2018 and may last for up to nine days. We are up against the Town of Georgina, the Region of York and DG Group.Read More
The Blue Dot movement is well underway throughout Canada. More than 158 municipalities have passed declarations supporting the right to a healthy environment. These have been achieved through the hard work of volunteers like you and I. Let’s make sure Innisfil is the next community to pass an environmental rights declaration!Read More