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 [...]

We Helped Save Woodlots in Thornbury

  Since this photo was taken, the Abbotts site has been completely grubbed to the lot lines. We Helped Save Woodlots in Thornbury By George Powell, WAG member, and Blanka Guyatt, Board and WAG member The residents of west Thornbury formed a group, the Harbour West Concerned Residents Group, [...]

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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 [...]

Protecting Local Natural Heritage from Development

Protecting Local Natural Heritage from Development By George Powell, WAG member The loss and fragmentation of natural habitats in the Blue Mountain Watershed continues to present challenges for municipalities, planners and environmental scientists tasked with identifying areas that should be preserved for the long-term sustainability of the ecosystem. This is why [...]

We Submitted Recommendations for Changes to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH)

We Submitted Recommendations for Changes to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (GGH) By Don Kerr, Board and WAG member The Ontario government has issued discussion papers for the review of several planning documents. One of these is a review of the Growth Plan Act. On August 8, 2016, [...]

Runoff and Erosion

Runoff and Erosion Spring Freshet 2016 By George Powell, member of WAG Committee Past articles in “The Watershed News” have endeavoured to bring to the membership our concerns regarding the impact of erosion on the Blue Mountain Watershed. Our involvement in the Townline Creek Assessment Reports has been ongoing since 2007. [...]