DARK DAY IN OTTAWA – EA is APPROVED!

On September 5, 2013 the people of Ottawa were informed through the media that the environmental assessment for the new dump was approved by the Ontario government. Truly a DARK day.

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JAPANESE TURN WASTE PLASTIC TO OIL!!

One of our NoDump fighters, founds this very interesting video and sent it to MOE asking why can’t WM do this instead of build more landfills. 

The sound is all in Japanese. Just read the subtitles and watch. What a great discovery!

 

Garbage Dumps should be banned from leaky bedrock.

The Carp Dump is not the only one on leaky fractured bedrock. The people fighting the Richmond Dump in Napanee have asked the Ontario Environment Commissioner to review the Environmental Protection Act and to consider banning landfills over fractured bedrock. This would include the Carp dump. Certainly the decision on the Carp dump EA should be put on  hold until such a review is completed.

WM fined $33,000 by city!!!

Waste Management has been fine $33,000 by the city of Ottawa for not meeting the terms of a contract to pickup city garbage. If they can’t even pickup the garbage, how can we trust them to build a safe landfill?

http://www.ottawasun.com/2013/06/26/city-fines-waste-management-for-sloppy-trash-pickup

Community writes letters to the Premier

Below is a link to two letters we have written the Premier of Ontario to highlight the INSANITY of building another mega dump on Carp Rd.  Let’s hope she listens.

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ARCADIA SUBDIVISION NOW UNDER CONSTRUCTION

Arcadia will soon be a thriving community in west Ottawa.  The 200-acre site just north of the Queensway and east of Huntmar Drive (across the highway from Scotiabank Place, in other words) will eventually house about 1,500 homes, along with commercial space, a school, a community pond and bike and walking paths to parks.  Here’s a pic of the current view from Arcadia.

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Deadline for Comment on Ministry Review of EA extended!!!!

The Deadline for comment to MOE  Charlene.Cressman@ontario.ca is extended to Tuesday April 2, 2013 because of the Easter holidays.

Here is a quick summary of some of the main issues you might want to use in your comment to the MOE.

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LETTER TO PREMIER WYNNE

The coalition sends a detailed and informative letter to the new Premier of Ontario Kathleen Wynne.

letter to Premier Mar 20 2013

MOE REVIEW OF EA REPORT NOW PUBLISHED!!!!

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment review of Waste Management’s Environmental Assessment(EA) for a proposed new landfill on Carp Rd. is now published. The review can be viewed at:
 
http://www.downloads.ene.gov.on.ca/files/eaab/west_carleton_review.pdf   or download the review  WCEC landfill Ministry Review

 
Information on the amended EA can be found at;
 
http://wcec.wm.com/resources.asp    
The public has until March 29 to comment.   To:  Charlene.Cressman@ontario.ca  & minister.moe@ontario.ca

or mail To:

Agatha Garcia-Wright, Director

Environmental Approvals Branch

Ministry of the Environment

2 St. Clair Avenue West, Floor 12A

Toronto, Ontario M4V 1L5

Fax: 416-314-8452

Re: Environmental Assessment for a New Landfill Footprint at the West Carleton Environmental Centre

Attention: Charlene Cressman, Special Project Officer

Stay tuned for more information….

VIDEO CONTEST WINNER RECEIVES PRIZE

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Marielle Gauthier is presented with a cheque for $2,500 by Harold Moore of the coalition of citizens groups against a new landfill in our community, for her winning video in the coalition’s “Earth Day Video Contest”.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gb_Eez3vS4g&feature=youtu.be

Her video “It’s not easy being green. We’ve done things wrong, now it’s time to make things right.” was chosen as the video that best  illustrates the wastefulness/dangers of the current practice of utilizing landfill sites for garbage disposal and the benefits of the alternatives thereto.

Also at the presentation were Matthieu Gauthier the star of the video and councillor Shad Qadri.

Marielle’s mother said “The  contest idea was a terrific way for youth to become interested in the issues affecting Stittsville and the communities surrounding the dump”.