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restoration work by the old canal

Conservation authority hopes to remove 14 greenhouses

Craig Campbell & Mike Pearson, Dundas Star News Staff
Published on Dec 11, 2009

By requesting a $131,822 interest-free loan from the City of Hamilton, the Hamilton Conservation Authority is taking a first step towards remediation of the former Veldhuis greenhouse property purchased nearly one year ago.

If everything goes according to plan, the long process of cleaning up the site should begin early next spring.

Tony Horvat, the HCA director of land management, said last week the requested loan would pay for the removal of 14 unused greenhouses on the property. It will not pay for removal of five existing commercial and residential buildings, and one operating greenhouse, which will remain there for at least another full year.

“We’d like to be finished by the first of May (2010),” Horvat said of removing the first 14 greenhouses. “I might have to adjust that date.”

The loan request is expected to be considered by city councillors in Ja…

safe at home?

Heartening to see this valuable natural area upstream from Cootes protected from being "developed" - I hope we are on the way to re-developing our views on the importance of natural areas threatened by sprawl. One more strike and the developer is out? Way to go Ontario!
Strike two against 760-unit Dundas retirement projectTheSpec.com - BreakingNews - Strike two against 760-unit Dundas retirement project
Hamilton Spectator
DUNDAS — The Ontario government is taking another step to block construction of a 760-unit retirement community on York Road in the rural Pleasant View Neighourhood.

Having passed a new law that sets the stage for protecting Pleasant View under the Niagara Escarpment Plan, the province now says it plans to reject an application to amend the Parkway Belt West Plan to allow the project, which is opposed by area residents and Liberal MPP Ted McMeekin, who recently said there was no way it would be built.

A letter from Robert Taylor, assistant deputy minister o…