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North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance asks region to amend town plan to protect wetland

Monday Jul 25th, 2016

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Content via Georgina Advocate   Saving Georgina’s protected wetlands from development is back on the public radar after the latest appeal from the North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance. It urged the public in an online appeal to contact members of York Region council asking them to prohibit development on the Paradise Beach-Island Grove provincially significant wetland in the North Gwillimbury Forest when they review the town’s recently passed official plan (OP). The... [read more]

David Suzuki Foundation asks Province to help save North Gwillimbury Forest

Tuesday Sep 20th, 2016

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The David Suzuki Foundation, Ontario Nature, Environmental Defence, AWARE Simcoe and the NGFA have asked the Government of Ontario to instruct the Region of York that it must amend the Town of Georgina’s Official Plan to ensure that it prohibits development on the Maple Lake Estates (MLE) property located on the Paradise Beach-Island Grove Provincially Significant Wetland. If the 1,073 unit MLE mobile home park development proceeds it will drive a stake through the heart of the North... [read more]

Maple Lake Estates - It's up to York Region now

Monday Jul 18th, 2016

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The Town of Georgina’s flawed Official Plan, which leaves the door wide open to the paving over of provincially significant wetlands on the Maple Lake Estates (MLE) property, needs to be fixed — fast. That job is now in the hands of the York Region Council, which must approve or amend the Plan. Obviously, approving a Plan that gives more weight to three-decade old planning approvals than to current provincial law and policy is a bad idea.  We’re... [read more]

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