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Town issues stop work order to save wetlands

In Agencies
Nov 13th, 2018

From Jack Gibbons North Gwillimbury Forest Alliance

Last Friday (Nov. 9), the Town of Georgina issued a Stop Work Order after discovering that DG Group was clearing trees on its Maple Lake Estates property without a permit.

According to the Order, all work on the Maple Lake Estates lands must stop immediately.

DG has been illegally clearing trees on the MLE property

The Town’s Stop Work Order is a good first step. But more needs to be done.

The Town should fully enforce all applicable by-laws; issue all required Notices of Contravention and Orders to Comply; and prosecute all by-law violations to the fullest extent of the law. Upon any conviction, the Town should seek an Order that the DG Group rehabilitate the disturbed lands.

Please contact Mayor Quirk (mquirk@georgina.ca) now and ask her to prosecute all of the DG Group’s by-law violations to the fullest extent of the law.

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