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NOTICE: Council Meeting December 17, 2018

Monday’s meeting of Council marks the first “regular business” session for the new Council, but also the last meeting of Council for 2018.  As such, the agenda  is quite a mixed bag of goodies.

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GO Back On Track In Niagara? Yes and No.

Following Metrolinx’s announcement of a new approach to GO in Niagara, seeking third-party partners to invest in bringing transit service to the region… which seemingly put the brakes on plans, the Province today announced GO Trains to/from Niagara Falls & St. Kitt’s in January 2019.

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The Hydro Files: Part 5 – The Hydro Boards – “A New Hope”

While this past weekend provided our new Council an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of municipal governance in training sessions, there was an immediate item of business which was in open session on Sunday… the Hydro Boards.

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TVO: Tories Bill Could Punch Holes In Greenbelt

The powers that be at Queens Park have introduced Bill 66, although entitled “Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act”, it could have serious implications allowing municipalities to short-circuit existing planning and environmental legislation when it comes to certain development.

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The Standard: New Regional Council Scraps Old NPCA Board

After a “Hail Mary” play by Sandy Annunziata to try and use a 24-year old Order In Council to try and control the NPCA appointment process was deflated by the Ministry of Environment, the new Regional Council sworn in today went ahead and turfed Annunziata and the previous NPCA Board.

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The Star: AG Finds Metrolinx Approved Two Stations Under Political Pressure


IMAGE CREDIT:  RANDY RISLING / TORONTO STAR

The Auditor General in her examination of two proposed GO stations concluded that “Metrolinx inappropriately recommended the province build them under pressure from the former transportation minister and the City of Toronto”.

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NOTES: Council December 3, 2018 (Inaugural Meeting)

The first meeting of the new Council took place this past Monday, December 3 and although the agenda was light as business is rarely transacted at inaugurations, there is always notes for you.

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BREAKING: No-Go For GO Trains In Niagara

Well, what can we say… you read it here first way back in August when we stated that the promise of the GO Train into Niagara was going off the rails.

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LAST CALL: Committee/Board Lay Member Recruitment (Nov 30)

Just a quick reminder that the deadline for applications to be a lay member on the fresh set of Town Committees and Boards closes on Friday, November 30th.

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The Standard: Ford Announces Funding For New Grimsby Hospital


IMAGE CREDIT:  NIAGARA THIS WEEK/LUKE EDWARD

We just picked up from The Standard some very good news.  It appears the Province is giving $500,000 to kick-start the building of a new West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.

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