CVC’s Landowner Tree Planting and Habitat Restoration Services Workshop

CVC’s Landowner Tree Planting and Habitat Restoration Services Workshop

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) invites landowners to participate in its upcoming spring Landowner Tree Planting and Habitat Restoration Services workshop. The event takes place on Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at CVC’s Forestry Operations Centre located at 15526 Heart Lake Road, Caledon.

Hear from CVC staff about seedling reforestation planting projects, potted planting projects and invasive species management. Learn how to complete wildlife and habitat restoration projects on your property through showcased projects, CVC services and funding.

“This workshop is a great way for landowners to learn about different options for managing their properties,” said Mike Puddister, Deputy CAO and Director of Watershed Transformation at CVC. “We provide landowners with tools and information to enhance the natural features on their land.” 

The event is free thanks to funding from CVC’s regional and municipal partners.

Register at www.creditvalleyca.ca/events by March 29. Space is limited. For more information call 1-800-668-5557 ext. 436.

Conservation authorities are a provincial/municipal partnership. For 60 years, Credit Valley Conservation has worked with its partners to support a thriving environment that protects, connects and sustains us. Credit Valley Conservation gratefully acknowledges financial support from our member municipalities for facilities, programs and services: the Regions of Peel and Halton; the Cities of Mississauga and Brampton; the Towns of Caledon, Erin, Halton Hills, Mono, Oakville and Orangeville; and the Townships of Amaranth and East Garafraxa. CVC is a member of Conservation Ontario.

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Changing Your Waste Carts

Exchanging for a different size

Carts cannot be exchanged until April 1, 2016.

Your garbage and recycling carts need to store two weeks’ worth of waste. Using the carts you’ve received for a few months will help you decide if they’re the right size.

From April 1 to April 30, 2016 cart exchanges are free.

Starting May 1, 2016, an exchange fee of $25 per cart will apply. This fee covers the cost to pick up and clean your carts as well as deliver and register new carts.

Read More: http://peelregion.ca/waste/carts#carts-exchange-repair

 

Badlands Local Residents’ Forum, Mar-30, 2016, 7 PM, Inglewood

The Ontario Heritage Trust is holding a supplementary discussion forum to receive targeted input from local residents. We are reaching out to local residents from the immediate Badlands area who want to provide advice, share ideas and help us develop solutions for this rare site. The Local Residents’ Forum is scheduled for Wednesday March 30,2016 at 7 p.m. at the Inglewood Community Centre, located at 15825 McLaughlin Road in Inglewood, Ontario.

Ice Storm Update 09:00hrs

Good Morning-

Ice Storm Update 09:00hrs

Caledon has been hit very hard by heavy ice accumulations.

According to Hydro One’s outage map approximately 6000 residents in Caledon are without power. Areas of Caledon affected include parts of or all of Mono Mills, Caledon East, Ingelwood, Cheltenham, Palgrave, Bolton, Alton, and Snelgrove. Surrounding areas like Orangeville, Grand Valley, Erin, Alliston and Beeton are also without power. They are estimating that power may not be restored until at least 16:00hrs today.

Emergency Services has responded to almost 45 calls for service including one major house fire , we are experiencing delays in service due to icy road conditions and trees across roadways.

Fire management will work out of Caledon East until situation improves.

Conditions may deteriorate until mid-afternoon as a special weather statement has been issued for high winds which may increase power outages.

Darryl Bailey

Deputy Fire Chief

Fire & Emergency Services

The Town of Caledon has issued a Winter Parking Ban at 11:59 a.m. on March 22, 2016.

The Town of Caledon has issued a Winter Parking Ban at 11:59 a.m. on March 22, 2016.

All vehicles must be removed from roadways in order to ensure safe and timely road clearing. Residents have 12 hours from the time the Winter Parking Ban is issued to remove their vehicles from the roadway and find alternate parking. Vehicles must be removed from Town roads by 11:59 p.m. March 22, 2016. All overnight parking exemptions are null and void during a Winter Parking Ban.

This Ban will remain in place until removed by the Director of Public Works.

How do I stay up-to-date on Winter Parking conditions and restrictions in the Town of Caledon?

·        Winter Parking Bans will be posted to www.caledon.ca once issued

·        They will also be posted to social media:

o   www.twitter.com/YourCaledon

o   www.facebook.com/YourCaledon

·        Download our mobile app for FREE – www.caledon.ca/app and sign up for alerts right to your mobile device.

What do I need to know about snow removal and Winter Parking Bans in Caledon?

·        Following a forecast by Environment Canada for a snowfall of 7 cm. or greater, or ice coverage, the Director of Public Works may issue a Winter Parking Ban.

·        When a Winter Parking Ban has been issued, vehicles may not be parked on roadways in Caledon at any time until the ban is lifted.

·        Any Overnight Parking Exemptions that have been granted will be cancelled.

·        Parking Enforcement Officers will work in conjunction with Road Clearing Crews ticketing/towing vehicles in violation of the Ban, in order to ensure compliance and safety of drivers and citizens. Parking Enforcement Officers will allow a 12-hour grace period from the beginning of the Winter Parking Ban before enforcement begins.

·        Vehicle Owners are responsible for tickets and towing charges. Owners will be advised of towing locations by calling the Public Works department at 905.584.2272 x.4328 or by visiting the Winter Parking Ban page.

·        Upon completion of road clearing operations and based on weather forecast information, the Director of Public Works will lift the Winter Parking Ban.

Canadian country musician Chad Brownlee announced as Headliner as Caledon Day Goes Country in 2016!

Canadian country musician Chad Brownlee announced as Headliner as Caledon Day Goes Country in 2016! joined by Kris Barclay as opening act

It’s sure to be a Caledon Day Gone Country on Saturday, June 18, 2016 when Canadian country musician Chad Brownlee takes the stage.

Headlining act, Brownlee, is an award-winning singer, songwriter, philanthropist and former NHL draft pick. His singles have reached the Top 10 country music charts, including “Listen”, “Smoke In The Rain” and “Crash”. His new album, The Fighters, will be released on June 3.

He has received a JUNO nomination for Country Album of the Year, and consecutive Canadian Country Music Association Award Male Artist of the Year nominations (2012 & 2013). This British Columbia native was the recipient of the 2011 Rising Star Award at the CCMA Awards.

chadbrownlee.com

Kris Barclay, who will open for Brownlee, is an Ajax, Ont. native. After a successful Junior “A” hockey career, Barclay set his sights on Nashville and country music. He has played the country bar circuit, including The Corral in Oshawa, Big Texas in Niagara Falls, and 2015 CCMA Country Bar of the Year – Boots & Bourbon in Toronto.

krisbarclay.com

How you can be a part of Caledon Day

Sponsorships opportunities are currently being booked. Caledon Day is organized by a committee of volunteers and engaged community members. Town staff assist in the planning and logistics of the event, but it’s the commitment of the residents and businesses in Caledon that defines this event. Now is your chance to consider becoming a supporter of Caledon Day 2016. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities contact us at 905.584.2272 or visit the websitewww.caledon.ca/caledonday

Follow us on Twitter: @CaledonDay

Like us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/CaledonDay

ILLEGAL DUMPING IS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AND COSTLY

ILLEGAL DUMPING IS POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS AND COSTLY

(CALEDON, ON) – The Caledon Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is working closely with the Town of Caledon Fire and Emergency Services and Public Works Department to investigate five illegal dumping incidents that have occurred over the past year.

 Dumping of hazardous materials can pose public safety concerns and clean-up efforts can be very costly for all Town of Caledon taxpayers.  The OPP are requesting citizens contact the police immediately when they observe suspicious vehicles dumping unknown materials, or immediately report any sightings after the fact.

 Police are reminding residents to contact the OPP Communications Centre immediately at 1-888-310-1122 to report any suspicious activity or suspicious vehicles in the area.  Information such as suspect physical descriptions, suspect vehicles and direction of travel are useful tools for investigators.