June 2019

June OSRTF continues to work on submission re Proposed Excess Soil Regulations

May  2019

May 2018 OSRTF workng on sbumission to ERO re: Excees Soil Regulations posted May 1, 2019

May 31, 2018  OSRTF and LCCW submit to the ERO regarding Bill 108

OSRTF Submission on Bill 108-June 1, 2019

May 28, 2019  OSRTF presents at People’s Summit on Aggregate Symposium

May 21th, 2019 OSRTF submits comments to ERO re Conservation Authority Act and regulation changes OSRTF submission re Conservation Authority Act Amendments-20190521

May 2019 OSRTF provides report to Gravelwatch re: Fill Management Plans

April 2019

April 30, 2019 OSRTF  attends ONEIA Excess Soil Conference 

April 30, 2019 OSRTF submits comments re Aggregates reform

OSRTF comments on Aggregate red tape

April 29, 2019 OSRTF  gives deputation to Town of New Tecumseth Council re: issues and new info re: TAC site and submits questions for response Questions Regarding the TAC site and New T Staff Report 2019 

April OSRTF working on comments re Aggregate Reform Review and Conservation Authorities Act Review

April 18, 2019 OSRTF emails Scugog MPP re: Endangered Species Act review

April 2019 OSRTF has phone conference with City of Kawartha Lakes staff re: illegal dumping operation

April 2019 OSRTF continues to investigate cyanide issue at Tottenham Airfield corresponding with New Tecusmth staff, MECP staff and CALA and files FOI requests.

March 2019

OSRTF in communication with Port Colborne residents re: site-alteration by-law issues and quarries-reccomendations and  documents provided

OSRTF in communication with Caledon residents re: fill concerns-reccomendations provided

OSRTF in communication with Flamborough residents re: illegal dump site-reccomendations provided

February 2019

February 25, 2019 OSRTF submits comments to EBR re: Growth Plan amendments OSRTF submission re Growth Plan amendments February 25th, 2019

February 12, 2019 LCCW holds phone conference with Uxbridge Citizens group re: imported grains proposal in Uxbridge

January 2019

January 31, 2019 OSRTF holds phone conference with Canadian Urban Institute re Planning 2019 excess soil symposium

January 28th, 2019 OSRTF submits comments re: Made in Ontario Environment Plan OSRTF Comments on Made In Ontario Environment Plan ERO 013-4208

January 21, 2019 Deputation to Scugog Council re: Earthwork new FOI information received  Amended Presentation Earthworx 2019

ScugogHoldsEarthworxSecurity Feb 14, 2019 Port Perry Star

January 20, 2019 Submission sent in to EBR form OSRTF re: Bill 66 proposals OSRTF Submissions on Bill 66-TRA

OSRTF comments re Open for Business Planning By-law Regulation ERO 013-423

OSRTF Bill 66 Schedule 10 comments

January 17, 2019 OSRTF in correspdonece with York region .com news regarding unfair survey re: Bill 66. Result: Survey is taken down.

January 16, 2019 LCCW meeting with Scugog Staff re: site alteration by-law and issues with recent fill proposals

January 16, 2019 Deputation to Durham region Council re: Bill 66

Region of Durham submission re Bill 66

January 12, 2019 LCCW and OSRTF attend rally re Bill 66. OSRTF organizes and provides busing form workshop venue to rally point.

January 7, 2019 Phone conference with Environmental Defence re: planning for Bill 66 rally

LCCW attends in person meetings throughout January with various new  Scugog councilors to discuss site- alteration by-laws and Bill 66 issues

LCCW and OSRTF continue to work on Bil 66 submissions

December 2018

LCCW and OSRTF work on Submissions re Bill 66

November 2018

November  28 2018 LCCW and OSRTF attend Excess Soil Symposium

November 2018 OSRTF contributes to planning sessions re: Excess Soil Symposium

KeyThemes.ESS2018.CUI.- see page 5  -Advisory Panel Members

October 2018

October 25, 26th OSRTF attends  2-day Risk Assessment  course by EPIC

Ocotber 3rd and 4th 2018 LCCW sponsored stories appear in the Scugog Standard  The Standard -LCCW Advertorial  and The Port Perry Star LCCW Advertisement – Port Perry Star

Candidate Responses-Greenbank Airfield-Final-p

Candidate Responses to LCCW Questions-Final-p

Ocotber 1, 2018 LCCW completes work on advertorial regarding Township of Scugog candidate poll and LCCW position statement on commercial fill operations

October 2, 2018 OSRTF attends the Environmental Law Tool  Kit Workshop put on by the Sustainability Network and CEC(Commission for Environmental Cooperation)

September 2018

September 30th OSRTF submits arguments to IPC re: New Tecumseth FOI appeal

September 30th OSRTF assists Concerned Citizens of Ramara with identifying loopholes in proposed new site-alteration by-law

September 24th 2018 OSRTF provides the following report  Regarding Agricultural Exemption in CKL by-law  re City of Kawartha Lakes proposed Site-alteration By-law

September 22nd 2018 OSRTF/LCCW pole candidates regarding commercial fill operations, Greenbank and Earthworx

September 25th LCCW/OSRTF receives a donation (based on August assistance request) from  the Mississauga of Scugog Island Donations Committee that is matched by the GDA-Miigwech MSFIN!

September OSRTF continues to work on Information and Privacy Commission appeals regarding Freedom Of Information requests

August 2018

August 17th, 2018 OSRTF submits assistance request package to the Mississauga of Scugog Island First Nation Donations Committee

August 13, 2018 OSRTF appears in cbc news article August 13, 2018 GTA building boom spawns shadowy ‘black market’ for waste soil cbc news

August LCCW/OSRTF continue interviews with the cbc

August LCCW secures matching funding form Green Durham Association

July 2018

July OSRTF and LCCW give phone interviews with cbc news re: soil issues

June 2018

June 28, 2018 OSRTF and LCCW give an phone interview for Better Farming magazine (sotry appears in September Issue of Better farming magazine-“Dumping Dirt-Excess Soil Turns up on Famland” by Kaitlynn Anderson

June 14, 2018 OSRTF and LCCW submit comments to EBR re: final draft wording on proposed excess soil regulations

OSRTF overview comments on proposed soil regulations

Summary Comments on Regulatory Proposal.docx

Comments on Ontario Regulation-4- final

RULES comments- 4

May 2018

May 1 2018 OSRTF  presents to Caledon Council re: amendments to Official Plan and Fill policies

April 2018

April 30th 2018 OSRTF and LCCW attend Excess Soil Engagement Group Meeting regarding proposed finalized regulations

April 16th 2018 OSRTF and LCCW begin review of proposed excess soil final regulations

March 2018

March 26th, 2018 OSRTF to give deputation to Town of Ramara council regarding OSRTF Model by-law project and provide recommendations to strengthen Ramara’s site alteration by-law

March 7, 2018  OSRTF submits comments to the EBR regarding protecting/growing the Greenbelt. EBR 013-1661- A Greenbelt designation does not protect our water March 2018

February 2018

February 25, 2018  OSRTF annual general meeting Lccw in attendance

February 8, 2018 OSRTF, in partnership with green Durham to co-host a meeting re: “Protecting Water for Future Generations” at the Goodwood Community Centre (associated with Environmental Registry posting 013-1661-coments due March 7th)

February 1, 2018 OSRTF to present at Greenbelt Alliance meeting re: Growing the Greenbelt and protecting water

January 2018

January 25, 2018 OSRTF attends stakeholder meeting presented by MMAH re Growing the Greenbelt

Janurary 25, 2018 OSRTF meets with Earthroots to discuss next steps and new Earthroots member to OSRTF

January 10, 2018 OSRTF presents at the Normal Farm Practices Protection Board Hearing re Importation of fill to farmland proposal in Puslinch

January 8, 2018 OSRTF/LCCW submits additional comments to MOECC Land Policy Team regarding proposed excess soil regulations

December 2017

December 11th, 2017 OSRTF gives deputation to New Tecumseth Council re: December 11th staff report regarding TAC fill site-OSRTF comments/concerns/recommendations provided to council

December 11th, 2017 OSRTF submits presentation to the Normal Farm Practices Protection Board re: case in Puslinch

December 6 OSRTF  participates as panelist for the 2017 Excess Soil Symposium in Caledon


December 4th and 5th OSRTF/LCCW participates and receives course credits on Bioremediation of soils by EPIC

December 1, 2017 OSRTF participates in consulting workshop with RCCAO and other industry stakeholders

November 2017

November 11th 2017 OSRTF  presents at Latornelle conference

November 3, 2017 OSRTF attends industry led (RCCAO) meeting to discuss issues with Excess Soil Policy Regs and timeline

November 1, 2017 LCCW and OSRTF provide advice and recommendations at a meeting with councilors and staff in Scugog regarding subdivision developments and fill importation

October 2017

October 25 OSRTF attends Excess soil management Engagement group standards meeting

October 23 OSRTF phone conference with MOECC land policy team regarding Soil Remediation Facility ECA issues, specifically regarding export to Environmentally Sensitive Areas.

October 1, 2017 OSRTF submits comments through EBR regarding amendments to a soil treatment facility ECA

September 2017

September OSRTF continues to communicate with MOECC regarding issues/concerns with draft Excess Soil Policy Regs.

June 2017

June 24 OSRTF participates in phone conference with MOECC

June 24, 2017 OSRTF presents at OGA re: Proposed excess soil reuse regulation

June 23 2017 OSRTF submits concerns and recommendations regarding proposed excess soil reuse regulations

June 2017 LCCW and OSRTF continue to work on technical review of Draft Excess Soil Policy Regs in preparation for submission to EBR by June 23, 2017

June 8th, 2017 OSRTF/LCCW to attend MOECC Excess Soil Policy Framework Soil Standards meeting

June 7th, 2016 OSRTF/LCCW submit comments regarding soil remediation facility proposed Environmental Compliance Approval amendments to EBR

May 2017

May 29, 2017 Excess soil policy engagement group meeting, OSRTF and LCCW in attendance

May 7th, 2017 OSRTF submission to the EBR re specific soil proposal

May 4th OSRTF attends Marketing meeting for the Excess soil Engagement group and the Professional Engineers workshop meeting

May 4th Meeting with MOECC regarding soil remediation facility compliance issues

May 2, 2017 OSRTF teleconference to discuss plan of action re draft excess soil regulations


April 2017

April 24th, 2017 OSRTF begins technical review of draft Excess Soil Regulations

OSRTF on going-investigation:issues involving soil remediation and soil management facilities in Ontario

March 2017

OSRTF on-going investigation: issues involving soil remediation and soil management facilities in Toronto

March 22, 2017 OSRTF phone conference with Town of Whitby regarding draft site-alteration by-law

March 20, 2017 OSRTF deputation at the Town of New Tecumseth regarding non-compliance issues and enforcement at the Tottenham Airfield Deputation Summary for Agenda March 20 2017

February 2017

OSRTF on-going investigation: issues involving soil remediation and soil management facilities in Toronto

February 6, 2017 OSRTF meeting with Town of Whitby Staff re: proposed site alteration by-law

January 2017

OSRTF on-going investigation: isues involving soil remediation and soil management facilities in Toronto

January 23 2017 OSRTF deputation to Whitby Council regarding their draft site -alteration by-law. Recommendations and concerns shared with council. OSRTF Recommendations re: Whitby Draft By-Law January 2017

December 2016

December 18th, 2016 OSRTF Executive Meeting

December 12th MOECC Excess Soil Engagement Group full day meeting. OSRTF and LCCW in attendance

November 2016

November 23, 2016 MOECC Excess Soil Standards Support Team full day meeting. OSRTF in attendance.

October 2016

October 31. 2016 OSRTF submits comments regarding the Greenbelt Plans Review-Please see list of comments below:

Snow Worse Than Cyanide

Soil Dumps Still Don’t Belong in the Greenbelt

The disposal of American industrial waste to be permitted in the Natural Core Areas of the Oak Ridges Moraine

October 31 LCCW submits our comments regarding the Review of Greenbelt Plans – LCCW comments regarding the proposed changes to the ORMCP October-2016

October 4, 2016 OSRTF Attends MOECC Soil Policy Framework Standards Reuse Team full day Meeting

September 2016

September 13, 2016 OSRTF attends Provincial Soil Policy Framework Engagement Group meeting providing input to the “Market Support Team”-full day meeting

June 2016

June 27, 2016 LCCW/OSRTF to give deputation regarding concerns around proposed amendment s to Greenbelt Legislation-Resolution to be presented for support by council

June 22, 2016 Meeting with MOECC Soil Policy Framework Team-OSRTF will be in attendance

June 14th, 2016 Ontario greenbelt Alliance Meeting-OSRTF in attendance flagging concerns in Greenbelt Plans

June 4th, 2016 OSRTF/LCCW presentation at the Green Durham annual meeting

May 2016

OSRTF quarterly meeting

April 2016

April 25, 2016 OSRTF to give deputation to New Tecumseth Town Council re: TAC draft site alteration agreement OSRTF Comments on Draft Agreement April 16 2016-1

April 19, 2016 OSRTF executive member meets with New T staff and mayor and presents OSRTF comments on draft TAC site alteration agreement

April 18, 2019 OSRTF meeting LCCW members and OSRTF executive in attendance

March 2016

March 2, 2016 OSRTF and LCCW attend MOECC workshop re: Drat Soil Policy Framework posted on EBR 012-6065_Framework

March 7, 2016 OSRTF board members met with MPP Chris Ballard re: Draft Excess Soil Policy Framework

March 22, 2016 OSRTF to present to Erin Council re: their draft Site-Alteration By-law and the OSRTF Model By-law documents

March 23, 2016 OSRTF to present at the New Tecumseth Normal farm Practices Protection Board Hearing re: filling a farmland property

March 28th, 2016 OSRTF submits draft soil policy framework EBR comments

CommentsFromOSRTF on EBR 012-6065 – ProposedExcessSoilPolicyFramework


February 2016

February 22, 2016 DECISION re: Normal Farm Practices and fill in the Town of Mono (OSRTF took part in the Hearing)

February 23, 2016 OSRTF participates in Cornerstone Standards interview re: input on educational materials

January 2016

January 26, 2016 Draft Soil Policy Framework Posted to the EBR http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/displaynoticecontent.do?noticeId=MTI2OTM0&statusId=MTkxNjU3&language=en-OSRTF/LCCW compiling comments

December 2015

December 7, 2015 OSRTF/LCCW Presentation at the New Tecumseth Committee of the Whole meeting re: recommendations regarding Regulation of Tottenham Airfield Fill Operations

December 10, 2015 OSRTF submits comments regarding the Proposed Town of Whitby Site Alteration By-law

December 17, 2015 OSRTF submits Presentation Outline for Town of Puslinch Normal Farm Practices Protection Board Hearing

December 21-23 OSRTF participates in Town of New Tecumseth Normal Farm Practices Protection Board Hearing

November 2015

November 26th, 2015 LCCW/OSRTF attend ONEIA (Ontario Environmental Industry Association) Conference: Meeting the Soil Management Challenge Conference

November 23-26 LCCW executive member participates in Normal Farm Practices Protection Board Hearing as a witness

November 2, 2015 LCCW/OSRTF gives deputation regarding the Proposed Whitby Site-Alteration By-law and Project Clean Dirt t is presented

November 3, 2015 LCCW/OSRTF gives presentation to the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee regarding Project Clean Dirt

Comments are sought regarding the agricultural references in our Model Site-Alteration By-law.

October 2015

October 31, 2015 OSRTF submits comments regarding various Provincial Reviews

OSRTF submission for Conservation Authorities Act Review

OSRTF submission for Municipal Act Review

September 2015

LCCW Quoted in In the Hills Magazine September 11, 2015

August 2015

August 17, 2015 LCCW/OSRTF presents at the AMO (Association of Municipalities of Ontario) Conference as part of a panel regarding Management of Excess Soils. Please click here  and scroll down to “Concurrent Session, Block A, Managing Excess Soils-The Right Things To Do – for the presentation from LCCW/OSRTF and the other panel members.

July 2015

July 6, 2015 LCCW/OSRTF gives deputation to New Tecumseth Council re: Tottenham airfield and  new site-alteration by-law proposal

June 2015

June 23rd LCCW/OSRTF gives deputation to East Gwillimbury Council re: Project Clean Dirt and Leslie Street Pit fill application

June 23rd LCCW/OSRTF gives deputation to Mono re: Project Clean Dirt

June 15th LCCW/OSRTF gives deputation in New Tecumseth re: Project “Clean Dirt” and how it relates to the Tottenham Airfield fill operations

June 11th LCCW/OSRTF gives a presentation at the site alteration committee meeting in Halton re: the Stull application

June 11th OSRTF hosts an information table at the “Growing the Greenbelt ” event

June 3rd OSRTF meeting to discuss draft Model By-law and OSRTF incorporation by-laws.

June 1st OSRTF and LCCW meeting in Town of Mono with citizen’s group re: Normal Farm Practices Protection Board Hearing – Cox vs. Town of Mono

May 2015

May 29, 2015 OSRTF attends Canadian-Netherlands Resilient cities Summit and participates in the workshop session on “Re-Use of Soil and Sediment: New Ways to Proceed.”

LCCW comments for the Greenbelt Review submitted May 28th, 2015

OSRTF Fill Policy for 2015 Greenbelt Review submitted May 28th, 2015

May 25th 2015 LCCW meeting with the MOECC regarding the Greenbank Landfill site and what we consider to be EPA violations

News: May 17, 2015 Contaminated soil from Toronto construction sites barred from Scugog – Toronto Star

May 14, 2015 LCCW/OSRTF deputation to Town of Puslinch Council re: large scale fill application on farmland – Reid Property

May 5th  LCCW continues work on Model By-law Project. Met with legal counsel re: Project.

May 4th ONEIA Business and Policy Forum OSRTF participating in Excess soils discussion

May 4th ORMCP review meeting in Newcastle-LCCW participated

May 2nd How to stop a Dump Conference in Ingersol–Presentation re: fill issues by OSRTF

May 2015 LCCW meeting with the Township re: Golder Test results for Greenbank

April 2015

April 22, 2015 Town of Georgina LCCW/OSRTF present concerns to Council re: Baldwin Application and share Model Large Scale fill Agreement

April 15th, 2015 OSRTF meeting

April 8th, 2015 MP Erin O’Toole hosts meeting at Greenbank LCCW in attendance

April 8, 2015 OSRTF letter  to Transport Canada – Responsible Aerodrome Development

April 7th 2015 OSRTF presents their March 3oth deputation report to East Gwillimbury

April 7th Ian McLaurin of LCCW attended the province’s public consultation meeting in Peterborough  on the 2015 greenbelt review.  The dirty dirt issue was well known to other people at the discussion table.

March 2015

March 30, 2015 Township of Scugog Special Meeting re: new Greenbank Agreement – LCCW participates in question period. For Minutes of the meeting Click Here

March 30, 2015 OSRTF Deputation and Report re: Leslie Street Pit Fill Application, East Gwillimbury

March 28th, 2015 OSRTF and LCCW present their March 13th LSRCA report to the LSRCA Board

March 13th, 2015 OSRTF Deputation and Report re: LSRCA Draft Large Scale Fill Policy

March 10th, 2015 OSRTF participates in 2015 Greenbelt Plans Review sessions

March (throughout) Ian  McLaurin took part in three public meetings by the Ontario Greenbelt Alliance in Burlington, Orono, and  Lemonville (Stouffville) on the 2015 review of the Greenbelt plans and put up a OSRTF table-top display on dirty dirt as a threat to the Greenbelt

February 2015

February 11, 2015 OSRTF meeting, LCCW executive chairing meeting

February 24, 2015 OSRTF and LCCW participate in “SOILS ROOM” at the OGRA/ROMA conference

February 28, 2015 OSRTF/LCCW submission to the LSRCA regarding their large fill draft policy

February – Work continuing on the development of the Model Site-Alteration By-Law document to be shared across southern Ontario

January 2015

January 7th , 2015 LCCW in conference with legal counsel at Ecojustice re: soils issues in Ontario

January 8th, 2015 Meeting with Peter Van Loan MP Leader of the Government in the House of Commons – Meeting  regarding Omnibus Bill C-43 and Aeronautics Act  amendments – LCCW in attendance.

January 15, 2015 LCCW presentation to the Baagwating Community Association requesting support for Model By-law project.

January 18th, 2015 LCCW presentation to Gravel Watch regarding  Excess Soil Issues in Ontario

January 20th, 2015 OSRTF meeting LCCW member chairing meeting

January 26, 2015 LCCW general meeting with Betty Somerville, Ward 1 Councillor for the Township of Scugog

January 28th, 2015 Townhall meeting in Broughm re: Threats to the Greenbelt, ORSTF invited as a panel member

January 30th, 2015 Ontario Greenbelt Association. Note:  LCCW executive member drafting policy recommendations re: excess soils for 2015 Greenbelt Review

December 2014

December 19th, 2014 Omnibus Bill c-43 received Royal Assent-Amendments to Aeronautics Act-Significant implications regarding Aeronautics Act and by extension fill at aerodromes.

December 15th, 2014 – The Council of the Township of Scugog put forth the following Resolution with regards to the Greenbank Airways Permit Extension.

December 15th, 2014 LCCW to give Deputation to New Scugog Council at 6:30 pm-Please come out and show your support-Presenting Model Fill Agreement and Recommending changes to the current Greenbank Airfield Agreement

December 4th, 2014 Our MPP Granville Anderson makes a motion in the Legislature regarding Provincial Policy and Fill. Click Here to read the full debate. Motion Passed! Yeah Mr. Anderson!

December 2014 The following document was prepared by Loopstra, the legal firm that defended the Township of Scugog in the Earthworx case. it details issues at large fill sites and the need for municipalities to be proactive. (Site Alteration_By-Laws by Loopstra -May 2014)

 November 2014

November 14th LCCW Letter of Support to the the Federal Government regarding Bill C-43 – This Bill can close the loophole regarding airfields being used as soil dumps. Click Here for a summary of the proposed changes to the Aeronautics Act.

November 12, 2014 OSRTF Meeting with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change -LCCW in attendance

November 10, 2014 OSRTF Meeting – LCCW in attendance and chairing meeting

November 7, 2014 LCCW meeting with MPP Granville Anderson

November 7, 2014 LCCW meeting with Mayor Elect for the Township of Scugog re: Greenbank Airport

November – LCCW working with OSRTF and a technical working group drafting Model Site-alteration By-laws, Model Protocols and Model Legal Agreements for presentation to all southern Ontario Municipalities and Conservations Authorities for early 2015

October 2014

News – October 22, 2014 Halton Hills mayoral race reignites debate over quarry, Globe and Mail

News – October 20th, 2014 Toxic dirt dumped in Ontario, Toronto Star

News October 20, 2014 Contaminated soil being discarded on Ontario farmlands: Report, Global News

ELECTION  INFORMATION: Please find Ward 1 Candidate Responses to LCCW questions on fill. Click Here for Upcoming Meet Your Candidate Meetings. Ballots mailed October 2nd, 2014. Get your ballots back in the mail by October 18th or, after the 18th, drive them in to the Township Office by 8:00pm.

Please Click Here for the Mayoral Candidate Responses along with responses from Ward 2, 3, 4 and 5 candidates.

October 24, 2014 Greenbank Airport PLC meeting – LCCW to attend

October 15, 2014 LCCW participated  in Stakeholder Consultations with the MOECC regarding the Excess Soils “Application for Review” -LCCW to submit written comments

October 9th 2014 LCCW helped organize and facilitate an information session on fill issues for local candidates at Eco Port  in Port Perry

October 3, 2014 LCCW attended meeting with MOECC staff regarding the Excess Soils – Guide for Best Management Practices

October 2, 2014 LCCW letter to the MOE re the Eathworx site


September 2014

September 9th, 2014 – ONEIA (Ontario Environment Industry Association) Conference on Excess Fill  – LCCW Executive Member in attendance as Chair of the Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force

September 10th, 2014  Ontario Greenbelt Association meeting – LCCW Executive Member attended the meeting in which fill was designated one of the top issues to consider in the 2015 Moraine Review

September 17, 2014  ORSTF meeting -LCCW in attendance and chaired meeting

September  26, 2014 LCCW submitted comments on the Draft Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) Fill Policy

September  2014 Greenbank PLC meeting – LCCW to attend. Note: Meeting was cancelled. Comments submitted re: last meeting’s minutes by LCCW.

September 2014 LCCW preparing materials after receiving invitations from the MOE for 2 upcoming October meetings  re: Excess Soils issues in Ontario


August 2014

August 25th, 2014 – LCCW submitted a REPORT to the New Tecumseth Staff Report re: Tottenham Airfield Fill Operations

August 19th, 2014 – Whitchurch Stouffville Council Meeting re: draft Site-Alteration By-law as well as Ninth line pit application- LCCW spoke on both items

August 3, 2014 Whitchurch Stouffville Public Information Session regarding their draft proposed Site-alteration By-law- LCCW attended and submitted comments

Decision regarding the Burlington Airpark is released –Burlington Airpark Decision 2014


July 2014

July 2, 2014 Greenbank Public Laison Committee meeting LCCW in attendance

July 3, 2014 ORSTF Meeting LCCW chaired meeting

2013-09-19 Earthworx Groundwater Assessment Report regarding the Earthworx site sent to LCCW by GFL


June 2014

MOE Minister Response to LCCW re Earthworx Site June 16th 2014

ORSTF Report – Clean Soil Act support from provincial candidates – June 2014

June 16th, LCCW Deputation 1:40 pm : Township of Scugog  Subject: Greenbank Airways Operations Non-Compliance Issues.  Click  HERE to view the Deputation Report presented to Council

News Story: June 11, 2014 Burlington Executive Airport owner loses appeal to dump dirt on property cbcnews.ca

LCCW prepares comments re: new DRAFT site-alteration by-law for the City of Burlington

June 10, 2014 National News Coverage of Soil Issue  Online version HERE

National News June 1oth on You tube

National News Follow -up June 11th on You Tube

ORSTF contacts all provincial candidates for esupport of a Clean Soil Act: Please see Report of results.

June 8, 2014 LCCW member acting for the  Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force  prepared and manned a “Clean
Fill” booth at the Windfall Ecology Festival in Newmarket.

May 2014

MAY 27, 2014 ORSTF meeting–LCCW in attendance and Chairing meeting

The City of Toronto continues to move forward to manage their own soil. Click Here for Report.
LCCW will be an official stakeholder in the development of their procedures. See Carried Motion here.

May 23, LCCW Letter to Minister re MOE letter to GFL March 28-2014

May 23, LCCW Review of March 28th 2014 letter from MOE to GFL regarding 13471 Lakeridge Road

News Story regarding Burlington Airpark: April 22, 2014 Air Park lawyers threaten to sue for libel, Burlington Gazette

April 2014

April 1st, 2014 Earthworx Groundwater Assessment Report September 2013

April 7th LCCW Deputation and Report – 2014 to Uxbrdige Council regarding the Dagmar  Ski Resort Fill Project

April 9th Concerned Citizens of King Township Presentation with Environmental Commissioner, Gord Miller– LCCW in attendance providing hand outs at our information table

Arpil 15 Greenbank PLC meeting-LCCW in attendance providing comments, concerns and recommendations

April 16 Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force Presentation at Queen’s Park to the NDP MPPs-LCCW presentation

April 22, 2014 LCCW submitted Comments regarding Durham Region’s Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan Review

April 23, 2014 LCCW meeting with Township re: Greenbank – LCCW addressing compliance issues, strengthening legal agreement and enforcement and requesting further information

April 24th, 2014 LCCW submitted Comments re: the draft Provincial Policy Statement

March 2014

MOE letter to GFL re the Earthworx Site March 28, 2014

LCCW attended Excess soil Handling Workshop focused on MOE BMP March 3, 2014

February 2014

*ORSTF Meeting with PC MPPs at Queen’s Park, February 26, 2014 – LCCW presented – Presentation Materials Below
Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force-members-

Ontario Needs A Clean Soil Act

General Primer Dirt On Dirt

*ORSTF Meeting – LCCW in attendance
*LCCW attended presentation re: MOE’s new BMP

*LCCW meeting with some Scugog Councillors re: fill concerns and recommendations

*LCCW attended Cornerstone Standards Presentation and submitted comments

January 2014

*MOE’s Acceptance of Application for Review for Fill Disposal Policies
*Management of Excess Soil – A Guide for Best Management Practices Final Version Released by the MOE January 2014

*Comments from ORSTF regarding MOEs BMP for Excess Soil
*Advisory Circular from Transport Canada re Jurisdiction over Aerodromes
*LCCW Submission to MAAP re: farmland and aggregate pits study
*LCCW Presentation to the OSWCA January 28th
*OSRTF monthly meeting
*Greenbank PLC Meeting  –  LCCW in attendance

November and December 2013

•    Decision-Nov-13-2013-City-of-Burlington-vs.-Burlington-Airpark.pdf
•    November 21, 2013 LCCW Presentation to the Durham Environmental Advisory Committee – Commercial Fill 101
•    November 25th 2013 LCCW  Submission to the Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority re: Comments on Draft Fill Policy
•    November 26th, 2013-LCCW Received Correspondence from the MOE re: the Earthworx Site
•    November 30th, 2013 Open House re: 926 Townline fill site Proposal-LCCW attended
•    November 30th, 2013 LCCW Correspondence submitted to the City of Burlington re: recommendations for Site-Alteration By-law
•    Tuesday December 3, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. Council Meeting Whitchurch Stouffville Re: Site Alteration (Fill) Permit Application 14245 Ninth Line LCCW Presentation at this meeting and correspondence to mayor and staff submitted
•    LCCW Deputations to Toronto Planning Committee December 4th 2013 Recommended Motions put forth by Councillor De Baeremaker were passed.
•    Dec. 4th Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force Meeting-LCCW attended
•    Uxbridge Council December 9th, 2013-LCCW Comments re: Ontario Sand Stone and Gravel PRESENTATION RE: PITS in Uxbridge -November 25th, 2013
•    Scugog Council December 16th, 2013 LCCW Presentation re: Concerns and recommendation for Greenbank Permit and  recommendations for site alteration by-law.

September and October 2013

1) On September 23rd, we met with Toronto City Staff, the MOE, Councillor de Baeremaeker, Rob Messervey with the KRCA, STORM, Earthroots and the RCCAO regarding a motion that we drafted in March 2013 and that was passed by Toronto City Council in July 2013 (attached). Some Toronto staff are reluctant to entertain a regulatory by-law that would incorporate a mandatory material management plan for excess Toronto Construction Soils. However, a staff report will be compiled and presented to council as soon as December 2013.

2) LCCW met with The Township of Scugog on September 18th, 2003. The Mayor indicated that they have no position as yet on GFL’s proposal to clean the the Earthworx site and fill it again, as the Township is awaiting further direction from the MOE on what to do about the existing situation.

As a result of this meeting, LCCW drafted another letter to Mr. Fumerton, We have not received any correspondence from Mr. Fumerton regarding our August 1st comments pertaining to the Earthworx site.

3) We formed a coordinated citizen groups task force back at the end of June 2013. The group’s name is The Ontario Citizens Soil Regulation Task Force (OCSRTF). We had our second meeting on September 9th and will be having another meeting on October 8th in Aurora. I have attached a draft of asks we will be presenting to our various MPPs once we have agreed on the final version.

4) LCCW launches the new website at the end of September

5) Greenbank Public Liaison Meeting October 1, 2013 – LCCW in attendance

6) October 8th Ontario Soil Regulation Task Force Meeting – LCCW in attendance

7) NEWS  Companies Charged regarding the Dumping of Contaminated Fill – sworn information 24 October 2013

July and August 2013 Updates

LCCW submitted comments regarding two separate Whitchurch Stouffville large fill site-alteration applications
LCCW comments regarding the Earthworx site were submitted to the MOE’s York Durham District office
Work continued on the development of the new LCCW website.
Our Motion for Toronto City Council regarding the management of Toronto’s excess construction soils was passed by the City of Toronto in July 2013.
LCCW’s legal opinion regarding aerodromes and applicability of fill by-laws was referenced by the City of Burlington and Whtichurch Stouffville with regards to large fill operations operating in those jurisdictions.
LCCW Deputation to the Township of Uxbridge Council

June 2013 Updates

LCCW’s  meeting with the Mayor  and Scugog Staff for  June 25th regarding the Earthworx site was cancelled and  re-scheduled  for September.

Our comments to Dave Fumerton re: the GFL proposal for the Earthworx Site are currently being edited.

LCCW attended a meeting of 9 citizen groups on June 27th and are trying to develop a list of recommendations that we can take to industry and the province.

LCCW attended the OSSGA rehab tour workshop on June 24th and made a presentation to Gravel Watch re: fill issues and aggregate pits on June 23rd.

LCCW gave two deputations in Whitchurch Stouffville and are providing written submissions regarding 2 large site-alterations, one involving the importation of 14 million cubic metres of fill over a 25 year period to supposedly restore a gravel pit to farmland.

LCCW will be presenting to Uxbridge council on July 15th re: fill issues.

LCCW  working to complete our updated website. We are hoping it will be a helpful resource for both planning authorities and citizens.

July 9th, LCCW attended the Greenbank Airport PLC meeting. More concerns regarding GFL soil were discovered resulting in further correspondence between LCCW and the MOE’s  York Durham District Office.