Friday 26 September 2014

it’s Septic Smart Week,

Are you septic system savvy? (Media Release)
September 23, 2014 – Joint release by FOCA and Green Communities Canada: FOCA

Over a million Ontario households rely on septic systems to treat their wastewater. If yours is one of them, congratulations – it’s Septic Smart Week, time to think about this important but often neglected element of your home.

An estimated 25% of septic systems across the province are beyond their 30-year design life and are failing to protect ground and surface water, the source of our drinking water.

Go to the FOCA article read it and download the PDF. 

Saturday 20 September 2014

Jurisdictional Review of Lakeshore Planning Practices for Ontario

Jurisdictional Review of Lakeshore Planning Practices for Ontario  FOCA

September 2014 – Ontario’s existing Lake Capacity Model (LCM), which is based primarily on in-water phosphorus targets, was officially released as planning guidance in 2010. For a variety of reasons it has limited practical applicability for much of Ontario’s lake geography.

Research into potential future approaches to determining the development capacity (or limits to growth) on Ontario lakes is underway. 

Click on the link to go to the full FOCA article.

Monday 15 September 2014

Dorval Island

The fall Cottage Life issue has a great article on cottaging on Dorval Island. Well worth the read. It sounds and looks like a great place and so close to the city.

For those who look at my morning photo's on Facebook or G+ you can see the east end of the island in the Dorval shots from my balcony. The dock for the ferry to island is about 200 Meters from the front door of my building. Cottaging 5 min from my front door has a certain appeal. I could cottage every night during the summer. It would be much faster than the trip from Dorval to Clearwater Beach on Georgian Bay....

But would it be as much fun?

Would it have the memories?

What about the friends I have know for all my life?

Memories and Friends win... Clearwater Beach for the win, but it is an interesting idea Cottage Life

Sunday 14 September 2014

Municipal Election 2014

Municipal Election 2014 FOCA

2014 is a Municipal Election Year – FOCA wants YOU to vote in your rural municipality

FOCA encourages our members, and all individuals, to get involved in the October 27th, 2014 Ontario Municipal Elections. The term of office for elected representatives is December 1st, 2014 to November 30th, 2018 (a four year term).

Municipal Election 2014 Coming Soon

North Simcoe candidate lists finalized for Oct. 27 election

It is municipal election time in Ontario, see who is running in our area.