Friends of One Mile Creek is among the 63 organizations across Ontario to express concerns about proposed changes by the provincial government to the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe and the Lands Needs Assessment Methodology. Both proposals were placed on the Environment Registry of Ontario on June 16, 2020, with comments due by July 31, 2020.
At the June 19, 2019 meeting of Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC) at the Community Centre environmental consultant Jocelyn Baker talked about building sustainable communities, using the One Mile Creek watershed plan as an example. Also, Stuart McPherson, restoration lead at the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA), talked about current restoration opportunities.
Friends of One Mile Creek congratulates the two citizens recognized by the Town of Niagara on the Lake for their contribution to protecting the environment. Lord Mayor Volunteer Awards in seven categories were presented to 15 citizens, including Sandra O’Connor and Finn Madsen, for their contributions to the community.
Niagara on the Lake Town Council has deferred consideration until its Sept. 16 meeting the consideration of the proposed Zoning By-Law Amendment to facilitate the severance of 373 Victoria Street to create two separate lots for single detached residential purposes. The development application concerns Friends of One Mile Creek because about 57% of the property lies within the One Mile Creek floodplain.
The Friends of One Mile Creek (FOMC) welcomes the appointment by the Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA) of Gayle Wood as Interim Chief Administrative Officer/Secretary-Treasurer effective March 1, 2019. Wood was appointed by the newly installed NPCA board of directors for a term of 5 months, while the board searches for a permanent CAO with the help of an external hiring firm.