Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sunday May 18, 2008

A quiet week coming up in the Town. Council members will be attending a variety of meetings including Emergency Management, Huronia Museum, Police Services, BIA and the Huronia Airport. The Town is also well into the process of hiring our new Planning Director. Should keep us all busy.

One non-Town meeting that I have a personal interest in takes place on Tuesday May 27th at 7pm at the NSSRC. It deals with “Product Stewardship”. Our society, including those of us in North Simcoe, continues to generate increasing amounts of waste. While our Blue Box allows us to divert some of this waste, the cost to taxpayers and the environment is rapidly escalating. I think we all know something more has to be done. This meeting will tell you about our waste situation, what is happening with other jurisdictions (such as BC where Product Stewardship is well established) and should see the creation of our own Simcoe Product Stewardship Council. You are cordially invited to attend.

Gord McKay

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