PACT POW Releases Top 10 Questions to York and Durham Regions

PACT POW hitting the streets to promote Oct. 29 & Oct. 30 Public Meeting

PACT POW will be handing out flyers in Ajax and Pickering to promote the upcoming Public Meetings. Download the flyers and share with neighbours and friends:

Shocking images of 2013 Algae Outbreak

Click here to view images of the 2013 algae outbreak along the Ajax shore line.

Stop by PACT POW’s booth at Pumpkinville October 19

Members of PACT POW will be attending Pumpkinville this Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Greenwood Conservation Area – 2290 Greenwood Rd., Ajax. Visit the booth and learn more about the Duffin Creek Sewage Plant, and how you can get involved by attending the upcoming Public Meeting on October 30 and signing the Save the Pickering and Ajax Waterfronts Petition.

Town of Ajax encourages residents to voice their concerns at October 30 Public Meeting

Share the Town’s information flyer and attend the upcoming York & Durham Region Public Meeting on October 30 – 7 p.m., Ajax Community Centre, HMS Room – 75 Centennial Rd., Ajax.

Share your odour concerns

Concerned about the odour by the lake? Follow these 3 simple steps and share your concerns.

PACT POW thanks hundreds of citizens for supporting the Save Our Waterfront MAYDAY Rally

PACT POW would like to thank the hundreds of concerned citizens who attended the Aug. 17 Save Our Waterfront MAYDAY RALLY. A special thank you to MP Elizabeth May, Leader of the Green Party who delivered an inspiring keynote speech, and the many environmental groups in attendance. Participants also heard from a line up of local speakers, signed the official petition, made rally signs, met Sammy the Salmon and wrote messages on the Save Our Waterfront sail.

However, it’s not over yet and there is still work to be done. We need to continue the momentum and take action by writing to our provincial and regional officials, encouraging friends and neighbors to sign the petition and attending the upcoming public information meetings planned for the fall. Stay tuned for more details on how you can get involved!

New! editorial – Durham can’t afford a compromise on health of Lake Ontario

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PACT POW fact checks Ecojustice report

Recently, Ecojustice released The 2013 Great Lakes Sewage Report Card. The report analyzed 12 Ontario municipalities for their sewage treatment performance. PACT POW fact checked the report and found:
  • The study only focused on current phosphorus standards that were in effect in 1994. Since that time, science has significantly evolved resulting in the need for standards to be updated based on 2013 science.
  • The report did not address Soluble Reactive Phosphorus (SRP) – which there are no current provincial standards and is known to be a major cause of the excessive algae growth.
  • Ecojustice acknowledged that SRP was not included in the scope of the report, and  was not aware of the significant and excessive algae growth along the waterfronts.
There is much more about the sources of SRP that need to be scrutinized and further study is required in order to fully assess their impacts on the environment.

NEW! Article – Hundreds of residents attend Ajax waterfront rally

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