By John Bacher
Posted March 23rd, 2016 on Niagara At Large
This is the second installment of a blog series, written by John Bacher on Niagara At Large.
One of the disturbing features of the Crombie advisory panel’s recent report to the Ontario government is that it suggests a more general application of the idea of “Bio-diversity Offsetting” – currently being touted in the province’s Wetland Policy Review.
One of the most effective strengths of the 2005 Greenbelt Plan and Act responsible for its creation was the good impact they had on protecting the Niagara Escarpment from urban sprawl.
In the preceding years, it had become apparent that the biggest glitch in the otherwise strong 1985 Niagara Escarpment Plan (NEP) was the relative ease with which urban expansions were allowed to take place – even when made the focus of complicated battles before the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB).
Celebrate Earth Day at our One Sweet Day Event with the Sierra Club Canada Foundation, Artists, Local Vendors, Bee Keepers and more for a day of Celebration of Honey Bees!!
The event will be held on Saturday April 19th from 10:30am – 4pm at Sorauren Park in Roncesvalles neighbourhood, Toronto.
A great day to celebrate Spring and honey with the family. There will be music, games, educational workshops, face painting, a silent auction and more.
Check out the event on our Facebook page and invite your friends too!