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Jun. 17, 2019 | Monday
Editorials and Opinions
Letter to the editor: Issues and fixes with NOTL
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SUBMITTED BY CLAUDETTE YOUNG.
OPINION

1. Issue: Environmental concerns — garbage

Fix: There are so many public events that use countless single use plastics. Ban the use of straws, plastic cutlery, and go compostable. See eco-defenders for alternatives to plastic.

2. Issue: Same as above

Fix: Get all restaurants and shops to sign on to zero single use plastics (or ban themoutright in NOTL) and have recycling pick up and bins available everywhere there are people (for cans and glass) and plenty of organics bins and disposal too.

3. Issue: Uncontrolled development in Old Town

Fix: Council to oversee “smart growth plan” initiatives going forward

4.  Issue: Dangers for pedestrians and cyclists

Fix: More off-road sidewalks and bike paths

5. Issue: Not enough emphasis on the value of keeping the waters of the Niagara River and Lake Ontario central to importance for this municipality

Fix: Make sure all sewer structures and treatment plants are effectively working and ensure land sourced run-off is managed well. Create awareness and festivals to celebrate the (relatively clean) waters and their importance to this community.

Thanks for the opportunity to speak.

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