Category Archives: Government

Appeal filed against council’s decision to allow more homes in Sunderland subdivision

Sunderland residents have once again banded together to appeal a council decision regarding a controversial development in the village.

Township staff have received notice of the appeal from the law firm of Davies Howe on behalf of the Jay Yerema-Weafer (a candidate for regional councillor) and the ‘Concerned Citizens of Sunderland’ regarding a zoning amendment granted to the Katilin Corporation last month. The matter will be heard by LPAT (formerly known as the Ontario Municipal Board or OMB).

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Accessibility Advisory Committee recognizes risks of removing sidewalks in Brock

St. John Street sidewalk

In response to the Township’s original plan to remove more than three kilometres of sidewalks in Brock this year, the Accessibility Advisory Committee says there is risk in doing so if it means forcing pedestrians to walk on the road. After the proposal to remove three kilometres of sidewalks in Brock came to Council in March, the decision was deferred

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Requested lights at Highway 12, Main Street ‘not warranted’: Province

Traffic at Highway 12 and Main Street (Thorah Concession 6) in Beaverton does not warrant signals, according to the Province, despite a request submitted by Brock Township. In a letter to the Township dated Aug. 8, a representative from the Ministry of Transportation states that after two days of traffic analysis, they’ve decided lights are unnecessary. “On Friday, July 13,

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Controversial Sunderland subdivision back in the spotlight on Monday

Township council is set to deal with a pair of issues Monday (Aug. 13) pertaining to a controversial subdivision in Sunderland. Despite numerous concerns raised by residents, local politicians approved a zoning amendment last October that would allow 61 more homes in the property being developed by the Kaitlin Corporation adjacent to the village’s fairgrounds. A bylaw bringing that change

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Durham District School Board concerned with proposed curriculum changes

The Durham District School Board has issued a letter outlining concerns with the Provincial Government’s intent to revert to a previous health and physical education curriculum. The letter, released Wednesday (July 25), reads as follows: “On behalf of the Trustees of the Durham District School Board, we are voicing our collective concerns relating to the provincial government’s recent decision to

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MPP Laurie Scott hopeful for cabinet post

After cruising to victory in the June 7 provincial election, MPP Laurie Scott is hoping to claim a spot in Premier Doug Ford’s cabinet. Scott, who captured roughly 57 per cent of the vote in winning her fifth term as the representative for Haliburton-Kawartha Lakes-Brock earlier this month, said she’s unsure whether she would get the call to serve. “I’m

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Developer wants to make a deal with Township for Sunderland parkland

Township office

Members of Brock Township council are mulling over the possibility of turning over undeveloped parkland north of the Sunderland fairgrounds to a developer.

According to a report discussed at Monday’s (June 25) meeting of the planning committee, the Kaitlin Group has proposed trading five acres of land protected by the Greenbelt in exchange for 2.5 acres that could be developed.

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