Barrie’s Lake

Development within our Protected Wetland Complex – Another Mistake?

January 14, 2015

“The Provincial Policy Statement which came into effect March 1, 2005 contains Policy 2.1.2 which reads as follows: The diversity and connectivity of natural features in an area, and the long-term ecological function and biodiversity of natural heritage systems , should be maintained, restored or, where possible, improved, recognizing linkages between and among natural heritage features and areas, surface water features and ground […]

Don’t waste time, developers’ rights trump concerns of residents

December 9, 2014

Cambridge Times My advice to west Galt residents with environmental concerns of storm water runoff into Barrie’s Lake and any other areas with environmental concerns from pending plans of subdivision is: don’t play the game. Instead of wasting time voicing your concerns to people who want this growth no matter what the cost, I recommend […]

Are we Draining Ontario’s Wetlands?

November 7, 2014

There was a time in the not so distant past when people believed that wetlands were dank wastelands.  Early settlers in Ontario drained, cleared and filled wetlands to make way for farms, villages and towns. Today we know that wetlands are a vital part of our landscape. Often referred to as nature’s filter, wetlands purify […]