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"In a sense, Inuit of my generation have lived in both the ice age and the space age. The modern world arrived slowly in some places in the world, and quickly in others. But in the Arctic, it appeared in a single generation."  - Sheila Watt-Cloutier

On Thursday, November 19th at 8 pm, Ms. Watt-Cloutier will be sharing stories from her novel “The Right to Be Cold: One Woman's Story of Protecting Her Culture, the Arctic and the Whole Planet". Learn as Ms. Watt-Cloutier shares her lessons with our community of Halton. 

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You can also tune into Cogeco YourTV channel 700 at 8 pm

Join and hear Sheila talk about her authentic perspective and personal reflections on the challenges and impacts in Northern Canada. Get your copy of "The Right to be Cold" in person or online at your local library and learn more about the parallels between safeguarding the Arctic and the survival of Inuit culture. 

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Welcoming New Members to the HEN Board
Welcome to the HEN Board: Martin Omes (left) and Uzair Khokhar (right).
We are welcoming two new members to the HEN Board. Congratulations to Martin and Uzair!  We are looking forward to having you join the HEN team.
Martin Omes holds a MEd from Cape Breton University with a focus upon Sustainability, Creativity, and Innovation! He currently works on several community environmental projects while he works as the Logistics Coordinator for Gamers Outreach Foundation which focuses upon providing entertainment through gaming for Children's Hospitals across the globe. His previous work included working with the City of Toronto on Major Infrastructure, and Wastewater projects. He also works as a Goalie Coach for the Georgetown Soccer Club, and he is the Lead Commentator for Ontario Soccer. He brings experience in Project Management, Community Outreach, and Fundraising through his many projects to HEN. 

Uzair Khokhar is a current student at Rotman School of Management. He has graduated with honors from Maclachlan College, Oakville, while being actively involved in the community. Uzair is a member of the Junior Optimist Club and Canadian Blood Services as part of his volunteering experience. He takes part in international debating/public speaking competitions and holds relevant experience in organizing events. Uzair has served as a Youth Stakeholder for HCC’s Gen Green Conference to focus on fundraising and marketing. He aspires to be an investment banker with niche attention to environment-friendly corporations and markets with growth potential since the “future is green.”
Ontario’s environment is at risk
Read this vital media release from Conservation Halton on numerous changes to the Conservation Authorities Act & the Planning Act. The changes are significant and either limit or completely alter the role of conservation authorities in Ontario.

On November 5, 2020, the Province announced a number of changes to the Conservation Authorities Act and the Planning Act that significantly limit and/or completely change the role of conservation authorities to protect Ontario’s environment and ensure people and property are safe from natural hazards. The changes risk severely limiting the conservation authorities’ ability to ensure a watershed-based approach to development and the overall protection of Ontario’s environment. 

View the November 12, 2020 media release from Conservation Halton here.

Key Changes:

  • Remove and/or significantly hinder the conservation authorities’ role in regulating development, the permit and planning application appeal process, and engaging in review and appeal of municipal planning applications
  • Allow the Minister to make decisions on permit appeals and issue permits without watershed data and expertise from the conservation authorities
  • Redirect the fiduciary role (Duty of Members) for municipally-appointed CA Board members. They are being told to make decisions in the best interest of the municipalities and not the conservation authority. 

How you can help:

If you would like to show your support for Conservation Halton, and ask the Province to hold off on making unilateral changes to the CA Act without public consultation, please use this simple tool from our friends at Ontario Nature to send an email to your MPP and express your concerns.  

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