Main Street Expansion To Be “Disruptive”

From Christina Commisso at the Milton Canadian Champion Main St. to close for construction. Motorists are advised to expect delays and lane restrictions as construction on the Main Street underpass begins. Graham Paine/Canadian Champion Milton drivers may be in for some traffic delays as the first two of five planned Main Street weekend closures get underway next month. Monday town council approved the closures to accommodate construction work for the…

Halton Regional Council Raises Development Charges for Retail

After an almost marathon regional council meeting last week, Halton Region Council voted to increase the development charges for the next few years.  As you will read in this article, the DC bylaw is updated every 5 years to have development pay for the much needed services the region provides including among other things infrastructure, water etc. As soon as the link to the meeting is up on the Region…

Regional Councillors Debate Development Charges

Here is an interesting article from Christina Commisso from the Champion. Councillors debate DC issue Corporate welfare or a tax grab? Regional council was divided yesterday on the issue of charging business owners a development charge (DC) to convert their space from a non-retail to a retail use. The issue was a sticking point for business improvement associations that said the hefty fee, which would amount to tens of thousands…

Cell Tower Information Session

I had the opportunity to attend the public open house held by Altus Group this past Thursday to discuss the proposal for a new cell tower located at the New Life Church at Thompson Road & Clark Blvd. The room was packed with a number of people overflowing into the hallway and near the entrance of the Milton Leisure Centre.  Many of them were carrying signs of protest and getting…

Milton Hospital Expansion Safe From Provincial Budget Cuts

Ontario budget won’t affect MDH Christina Commisso, Milton Canadian Champion Group say they’ll keep advocating for the MDH expansion until it’s complete. GRAHAM PAINE/Metroland Media Group The Milton hospital expansion is still a go. Following media reports last week that new hospital projects announced prior to the provincial election would be put on the chopping block in today’s budget, members of the Friends of Milton Hospital team were relieved to…