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News, Events and Meetings in the German Mills Community. Post here your feedback or other information. Info about any interesting news, events and meetings in the German Mills Community adn in Markham.

Thornhill Ward 1 All Candidates Meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm. Henderson Avenue Public School, 66 Henderson Avenue, Thornhill

The Markham Thornhill Ward 1 All Candidates Meeting for the October 27, 2014 Markham municipal election for local councillor, regional councillors, mayoral and school board trustee candidates will be held on:   Thursday, September 18,…

Information about drilling work to start at The German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat

                      ­­­­­­      Settlers Park Residents Association     The German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat Background The Sabiston Landfill has been closed since about 1975. About…

Save our Green Space – Again!

Six years ago, and again two years ago, we had to fight to stop a major drilling program on the German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat. Markham’s excuse then was ‘methane emissions’, although a senior…

Dog-strangling vine (Cynanchum louiseae) in the German Mills Settlers’ Park and Meadow – a real threat to our flora!

Also known as swallowwort, dog-strangling vine is a herbaceous perennial vine that can grow from one to two metres in height by twining and climbing onto trees. As the vine climbs, it essentially strangles its…

SPRA Park Liaison Group, TFN representatives and Markham City environmental manager at the German Mills Settlers Park

German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat Tour with Toronto Field Naturalists, Markham Park Planner and S.P.R.A. Executive   On Monday June 24, 2013 members of the SPRA executive: Rigby Andrews, Kimberly Seymour and Bob James…

NOTICE OF PROJECT COMMENCEMENT GERMAN MILLS SETTLERS PARK EROSION RESTORATION – PHASE 1

Download PDF file of NOTICE OF PROJECT COMMENCEMENT Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) in partnership with The City of Markham and The Regional Municipality of York, is preparing to implement large-scale erosion restoration works within…

German Mills Meadow and Natural Habitat Liaison Group Update: Fixing the underground pipe works planned for Week of April 22

This is just an update of maintenance work scheduled for the next week from the City of Markham. You can address your questions to me and we will request more info if necessary through the…

Government of Canada Invests in a Community Environmental Project in Ontario

News Release Government of Canada Invests in a Community Environmental Project in Ontario TORONTO, Ont. – April 15, 2013 – John Carmichael, Member of Parliament for Don Valley-West, on behalf of Canada’s Environment Minister, the Honourable…

Be prepared: Red-light cameras are coming to York region in summer 2013

York region Council has approved a pilot program of installing red-light cameras on selected intersections throughout the region. This four-year program with estimated cost of $3.7 million will finance installation of red-light cameras in 20…

Stormwater Management Community Information Meeting was held on March 27 2013

Stormwater Management Community Information Meeting took place  on March 27 • 7:30 – 9:30 p.m. • Thornhill Community Centre & Library (North Hall) • 7755 Bayview Avenue Event Organizer: City of Markham For more information, call…

Message from AWRA: Thornhill homeowners will save ~ $300 annually

Thornhill homeowners will save ~ $300 annually in taxes thanks to 4 Thornhill Ratepayers Associations and Ward 1 Councilor Valerie Burke. We were there in support of them. Councilor Burke worked on the issue since first elected in…

Media: Markham backs away from landfill pilot project

Published on June 27 by yourkregion.com Written by L.H. Tiffany Hsieh United front. Markham residents, decked out in green, turned out at last night’s council meeting in an attempt to stave off plans for an aerobic bioreactor…

Markham park preservation plan up for debate

yourkregion.com posted an article on June 25, 2012 “Residents and supporters of Thornhill greenspace, eyed by the town for an aerobic technology pilot test, organized a last-minute march through the meadowland and neighbouring streets yesterday…