Niagara Escarpment

Letters to the New Ontario Government

By Don Kerr, member of Board and WAG The Trust has written several letters to the new Ontario government in an attempt to improve environmental legislation. We wrote to the ministers of Municipal Affairs (MMA) and Natural Resources (MNR) to request that they work together to expand the Greenbelt including the Niagara [...]

2018-11-26T18:57:04+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Categories: Current Newsletter, News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |

The Future of Ecologically Sensitive Escarpment Sideroad 26/27 is still Undecided

By George Powell, WAG member Blue Mountain Watershed Trust asked the Wynne Government in April, 2017 for a Part II Order, an environmental assessment to consider the environmental effects of reconstructing Sideroad 26/27 before the project proceeds. We were directed to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and they indicated [...]

Preserve the Pretty River or Dig a Gravel Pit?

Preserve the Pretty River or Dig a Gravel Pit? By Don Avery On April 4, 2018, The Blue Mountains Committee of the Whole unanimously rejected the application of the Gibraltar Sand and Gravel Company for an amendment to the Official Plan and Zoning Policy. However, 12 days later this decision was [...]

Parkbridge-Craigleith Development Application

Parkbridge-Craigleith Development Application By Peter Tollefsen and Eleanor Ward An application for draft plan of subdivision and zoning by-law amendment approval was submitted to the Town of The Blue Mountains and the County of Grey in 2016 to develop a 26 ha (65 acre) of land on the south side of [...]

Another Parking Lot on Top of the Escarpment? Scenic Caves Parking Application

Another Parking Lot on Top of the Escarpment? Scenic Caves Parking Application By Peter Tollefsen The Blue Mountains received applications in November 2017 for Official Plan and Zoning By-Law Amendments from Scenic Caves Nature Adventures for a property north of Scenic Caves at the intersection of 15th Sideroad and Scenic Caves [...]

2018-11-26T19:16:12+00:00 April 28th, 2018|Categories: Development, News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |

We Are A Voice for Improving Legislation for Protection of the Ecosystem

We Are A Voice for Improving Legislation for Protection of the Ecosystem By Don Kerr, Board and WAG member Over the years, the Trust has been sending submissions to government commenting on ways to improve the legislation that we must operate under in order to better protect the ecosystem. Here are [...]

2018-11-26T19:24:26+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |

We Were One of Many Sponsors of The Heart of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment

We Were One of Many Sponsors of The Heart of Turtle Island: The Niagara Escarpment By Blanka Guyatt, WT Board and WAG member The Heart of Turtle Island is a new book about the Niagara escarpment by photographer and artist Mark Zelinski. His diverse career as a professional photographer has taken [...]

2018-11-26T19:25:14+00:00 October 15th, 2017|Categories: News, Niagara Escarpment|Tags: |

Speaking Up for the Environment: We Oppose the Development of 70 Madeline Drive Because the Property is in an Environmentally Protected Area, and in the Floodplain of Townline Creek

Speaking Up for the Environment: We Oppose the Development of 70 Madeline Drive Because the Property is in an Environmentally Protected Area, and in the Floodplain of Townline Creek Townline Creek abuts the east side of the 70 Madeline Drive property and is representative of the numerous small Escarpment watercourses that [...]

SIDE ROAD 26/27 UPDATE

Side Road 26/27 Update By George Powell, member of Watershed Action Group (WAG) As we have reported in previous newsletters, Clearview Township proposes to upgrade Side Road 26/27. The Road traverses Escarpment Natural and Escarpment Protection, which comprise the most sensitive land designations in the Niagara Escarpment Plan. Clearview’s appeal is [...]