It’s Election Time – eNews

People have June 2 on their radar and keep reminding us that the number one issue in their minds is greenspace protection and the ClubLink development issue specifically.    That’s not surprising given this quote from Dr. Mark Winfield,  a professor of environmental and urban change at York University, “The 2022 election looms as the most important for Ontario’s environment in modern era, and its impact may echo for generations to come.”Continue reading

eNews – Ottawa Council Unanimously Passes Curry Motion

Our Kanata North Councillor Cathy Curry initiated her first motion at Council and hit it right out of the park!  The motion asks our provincial government to assist in opposing ClubLink’s ongoing legal and planning pursuit of a residential development of the Kanata Golf Club lands and requests an intervention equal in scale to the solution Oakville received for its Glen Abbey problem.   It passed unanimously!
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eNews – It is time to write some letters

Given the gift of Glen Abbey that Minister Steve Clark gave Oakville and its residents last year; given that both the Planning and Municipal Acts have provincial oversight and serious controls, we don’t agree that issue management should be quite so one-sided.  We do hear and agree with your messages –  our Ontario government should do more to help Kanata North keep our community intact. And so, last week the KGPC wrote this letter to MPP Fullerton to explain why we feel she should do more. Continue reading

eNews – More on OLT and Our Upcoming Town Hall

Some of you have been watching the Ontario Land Tribunal hearing (OLT) and sharing your thoughts with us.  To be honest, those thoughts have been quite negative.  It seems everyone is disappointed with what seems to be a superficial approach to determine the contentious and complex issues rooted behind this development proposal. We will host a Virtual Town Hall on February 23rd.Continue reading

eNews – Facts You Need and Our Next Steps

The situation is just not as bleak as media reporting began to sound on Friday.  We’re writing today with a step by step review of where the community really sits after the Court of Appeal decision.  Your team at the Kanata Greenspace Protection Coalition  (lawyers and all) has been working through the weekend, setting our next steps in motion for the coming week, and reassessing our short and medium term plans given Friday’s decision.Continue reading