Community Fund to Protect & Restore Ontario’s Great Lakes: Apply Now, July 24-Oct.12, 2012

This video presents “Incredible by Any Measure… the Great Lakes”:

  • The Nature Conservancy shows the importance of protecting and restoring the world’s largest freshwater system:

Did you know that Ontario’s Great Lakes form the longest freshwater coastline in the world stretching more than 11,000 kilometres?

In appreciation of these marvelously vital ecological resources, the provincial government is offering residents in Ontario, Canada, a great green opportunity to protect and restore a part of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin  via the Great Lakes Guardian Community Fund:

Ontario Gives Green Light to Link Three Cities Via the Waterloo Rapid Transit

This video gives a detailed explanation of the Waterloo Rapid Transit Plan:

On May 17, 2012, Jim Bradley the Minister of the Environment signed the “MINISTER’S NOTICE TO PROCEED WITH TRANSIT PROJECT” (Ontario Regulation 231108; SUBSECTION 12(l)(a)) allowing the Regional Municipality of Waterloo to proceed with the  Rapid Transit Project, in accordance with the applicable environmental project report, which:

  • consists of a new 36 kilometre rapid transit system, including
    • 19 kilometres of Light Rail Transit (LRT)
      • will run from the Conestoga Mall in Waterloo to the Fairview Park Mall in Kitchener
    • and 17 kilometres of adapted Bus Rapid Transit (aBRT)
      • will run from Kitchener’s Fairview Park Mall to the Ainslie Street Terminal in Cambridge

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