Council releases video plea to Ajax-Pickering MPP candidates to save the Ajax Waterfront

Ajax-Pickering citizen group call on provincial election candidates to eliminate noxious algae from the Ajax waterfront

Cleaning Ajax’s waterfront has become the “local” provincial election issue

What: Members of PACT POW (Pickering Ajax Citizens Together to Protect Our Water) will visit the campaign offices of each MPP candidate in the riding of Ajax-Pickering and seek their signature on the “Stop the Algae Pledge”:

I, _____,candidate for MPP in the riding of Ajax-Pickering, pledge that a ____ government will require the Regions of Durham and York to undertake a full Environmental Assessment of the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant and implement the best method of stopping the release of phosphorus that feeds algae growth along the Ajax Waterfront by 2017.

When: Saturday, May 31, 2014 beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Where: Rotary Park and provincial election campaign offices in the Ajax-Pickering riding

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PACT POW ramps up campaign to stop algae “grow-op” on the Ajax waterfront

Citizen group sees provincial election as opportunity to push for environmental clean up

May 26, 2014 – Pickering Ajax Citizens Together to Protect Our Water (PACT POW) outlined to Ajax Council tonight its campaign that calls for an Ajax waterfront clear of nuisance algae. The campaign will engage Ajax-Pickering provincial election candidates and voters before election day on June 12, 2014.

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PACT POW, Environmental Defence and Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Coalition files Part II Order Request

Thank you for your contributions and support. View the PACT POW, Environmental Defence, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper Coalition Part II Order Request prepared by Ecojustice.

Excerpt of MPP Dickson’s presentation of PACT POW’s petition to the Ontario Legislature

Below is an excerpt from the Hansard on November 28, 2013 during which Ajax-Pickering MPP Joe Dickson presented PACT POW’s petition to the Ontario Legislature:


Mr. Joe Dickson: I have a petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

“Whereas the regions of York and Durham are at the final stages of completing an EA for the YD-WPCP (York Durham water pollution control plant’s) outfall; and
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Regions have filed their preferred solution for the Outfall

York and Durham have completed their environmental assessment of the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant Outfall and filed their environmental study report with the Minister of the Environment. Read more

PACT POW thanks the hundreds of concerned citizens for their support at the Oct. 30 Public Meeting

Read the full blog post here.

PACT POW declares Efforts a Success despite Regions deftness

On Wednesday October 30th PACT POW (Pickering Ajax Citizens Together – Protecting Our Water) along with over 200 Residents of Ajax and Durham Region listened to York and Durham Regions choice alternative of dilution as the solution, to accommodate future increased volumes of treated sewage into Lake Ontario.  The decision on the alternative was part of an Environmental Assessment of the Outfall pipe at the Duffins Sewage Treatment Plant  to ensure the plant complies with Provincial regulations, regulations that are over 20 yrs. old.
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New! Letter to the Editor: Public information not for the public

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New! Letter to the Editor: Doing the math on the sewage plant

Read the letter here.