Loafer’s Lake likely to receive a Provincial Makeover

Loafers Lake from bridge
Loafers lake announcement

Brampton North MPP Graham McGregor along with Wards 2&6 Regional Councillors Navjit Kaur Brar and Michael Palleschi will be hosting what is being billed as a “huge” announcement on Monday March 4th, 12:45pm at Loafer’s Lake Park situated in central north Brampton. Ontario’s Minister of Environment, Conservation and Parks, Andrea Khanjin, will be in attendance along with local community organizations, conservation authorities and businesses. Interested members of the public are welcome to attend.

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Brampton Environmental Alliance to host Annual General Meeting

The Brampton Environmental Alliance Board is pleased to announce that the second annual general meeting will be held on Wednesday evening March 13th, 7:00-9:00pm, 50 Sunny Meadow Blvd. Unit 109, (accessible directly from the parking lot behind the building).

Vito Beato, President – Unifor Local 1285 will be our keynote presenter. Mr Beato will discuss similarities between the labour movement and environmental activism and the importance of both to society at large.

If you are concerned about the environment and want to know more about how you can help address local environmental issues such as:

  • Goreway Gas Plant Expansion
  • Plastic Waste and Litter
  • Declining Water Quality in the Credit and Etobicoke Creek
  • Worker Safety
  • Decline in local bird, bee and butter fly populations
  • Loss of tree canopy due to climate change and invasive species
  • Warmer winter temperatures affecting recreational activities

Then come to the BEA annual general meeting and consider joining the Alliance!

The meeting is free and open to everyone whether you are a BEA member or not.

Only BEA members are allowed to vote on BEA business matters.

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Heat Pump Chronicles Vol. 6 Is “Axing the Tax” really a good idea?

This is the sixth in a series of posts on our journey to navigate government grants and loans available for home energy retrofits and to replace our natural gas furnace with a cold-climate heat pump. Click here to see all articles in the series.

I realize I’m about to wade into the political swamp by arguing that taxing carbon is a good thing for Canada and for most Canadians. Mr. Pierre Poilievre, leader of his majesty’s loyal opposition, has made carbon taxation the key plank in his Conservative party’s unofficial election platform. And, if the polls are correct, he has successfully convinced the majority of Canadians that this villainous initiative of the Liberal government’s environmental strategy is the root cause of virtually all of this country’s economic woes.

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