Medway ESA and other news

Medway ESA Master Plan (for the southern portion)

A new draft of the Medway ESA Master Plan is available for review. You will find the report at the City’s web site at:

http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Documents/MVHF_ESA_south_PhII.pdf

The draft no longer recommends two crossings of the Creek (location D in our area has been eliminated). However, it does include a crossing south of Fanshawe Park Road (location A) (likely with a bridge larger than the one in our area), plus a change to the type of trail to firm and stable which could include asphalt or gravel. It would bring a larger number of people (and their dogs) into an area where there is a threatened plant species.

An Open House on the Medway ESA Master Plan is scheduled for November 15 from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology, 1600 Attawandaron Road.

A final report will be prepared and likely presented at a public participation meeting before a Committee of Council at City Hall. This may be as early as December. You may provide input to our community representatives at the advisory committee, Professor Greg Thorn (rgthorn@uwo.ca) and Sandy Levin. As well, anyone may individually present to this Committee of Council at the meeting or thorough a letter that is sent for inclusion on the Committee’s agenda. Contact Sandy if you want to know how to submit a letter for the agenda. It can be done now and the Clerk of the Committee will hold it until the agenda is printed.

News from the Middlesex-London Health Unit

Our community consultation process, an important part of our work related to the current opioid drug crisis in London and Middlesex County started with the launch of our online survey, which can be found at: http://www.healthunit.com/opioids which aims to gather community feedback about enhancing harm reduction services. In addition, we have created online resources and information about supervised consumption facilities, as well as our work in response to this crisis, and have scheduled a series of nine community consultation meetings.

Meetings will be held at the following locations and times:
November 7, Marconi Club, 120 Clarke Rd. 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
November 8, Aquatic Centre, 1045 Wonderland Rd. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
November 13, BMO Centre, 295 Rectory St. 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
November 15, Goodwill Centre, 255 Horton St. 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
November 21, Byron Recreation Centre, 1308 Norman Ave. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
November 27, So. London Community Centre, 585 Bradley Ave. 6:30p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
November 28, Middlesex County Building, 399 Ridout St. N. 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
November 29, Stoney Creek Library, 920 Sunningdale Road East 6:30-8:30 p.m.
November 29, Stronach Recreation Centre, 1221 Sandford St. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Among the new online resources are an overview of the current situation, important statistical information, the steps that have been taken so far and how people can get involved and share their ideas. For more details, visit www.healthunit.com/opioids.

Western Stadium Events

The following events have been added to the schedule at Western’s Stadium.

– Saturday November 4th – OUA Football Semi-Final Game, Western Mustangs host at 1:00p.m.

– Saturday November 11th – OUA Football Yates Cup, Western Mustangs host at 1:00p.m. NOTE: this game only happens if the Mustangs win on November 4th.

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