Picton developing a plan to protect residents and preserve tourism after crush of summer visitors in 2020
A tourism management plan developed after Prince Edward County experienced a sharp increase in the number of Lake Ontario beachgoers last summer has drawn criticism from Picton-area residents who want more done to control the impact of visitors. After the huge influx of summer tourists to the county — especially…
Canada’s updated zero-emission vehicle plan fails to go the extra mile, experts say
Although experts say that Canada’s new clean transportation plan is a good step forward, it doesn’t go far enough.
Lookahead ’21: Finding funds during pandemic poses key challenge for Rouge River protection group
The Rouge Valley Conservation Centre’s focus for 2021 is to shore up much-needed funding and restarting projects put on hold by the pandemic. The Toronto-area RVCC is a registered not-for-profit charity funded by grants and public donations. The organization, which promotes protection of the Rouge River Valley on its course…
Lookahead ’21: Organization seeks volunteers to help foster cycling culture, improve infrastructure in GTA suburb
Markham Cycles is searching for volunteers to help expand cycling culture in the Greater Toronto Area community of Markham.
Lookahead ’21: Niagara conservation group aims to revitalize region’s tree cover
Growing up in the Niagara Region, Barry Porter has watched as the land he has lived on over the years has seen increased commercial and residential development, which in turn has caused a lot of deforestation. Porter is today the stewardship director for Land Care Niagara. This year he has…
Lookahead ’21: Carp corridor wants to tap into city’s water supply and spur more business on urban edge
The Carp corridor is thirsty for city water. The City of Ottawa has yet to extend the service to the stretch of road between Stittsville and Carp that’s home to Ottawa’s largest light industry park. Roddy Bolivar is the executive director of the area’s business improvement group and wants municipal…
Community service grant program helps young Canadians give back
#RisingYouth Community Service Grants are helping people ages 15-30 across the country give back to their communities.
Ottawa organizations turn food waste into meals for those in need
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to consume 2020, local organizations are trying to manage what appears to be an increasing amount of food waste.
Hailed as a ‘huge step forward,’ $232M sewage tunnel protects Ottawa River from damaging overflows
Ottawa’s $232.3 million dollar sewage tunnel system is ready to significantly reduce the amount of sewage flowing into the Ottawa River during heavy rainfalls.