Bees, Butterflies and Why We Need Them

Idea Distillery # 10 – One Week Today

Bees, Butterflies and Why We Need Them
Date: Tuesday, May 5th, 2015
Location: Signs Restaurant, 558 Yonge Street
Time: 6:30pm-8:30pm 

Join us as we learn about the relationship between farming, habitat and pesticides.  Pollinators truly do affect the health of our communities, environment and foodshed.  Learn how we can contribute to their health by understanding the relationship between the growing of food and pollinators.

Bryan Gilvesy joins us from ALUS – Alternative Land Use Services  – where he has pioneered different native and natural techniques to provide habitat for native pollinators. With much success these techniques have been adopted on farms across Canada. Bryan has worked with much of the global pollinator research and is an experienced educator in this field.

This event is free and open to the public
Light refreshments will be served
RSVP is appreciated.


Hydro Update April 2015

This is an update from Marylena Stea, Public Affairs for Toronto Hydro

” Our contractor, Technicore, has finished excavating the tunnel and lining it with concrete, which was the most invasive part of the project. The next step is to rebuild components of the existing junction on Bayview Heights Drive. We expect the junction work to take about 6 months. Residents will notice an excavator, trucks, and crane, however construction activities will not be as invasive as the tunneling portion of work.

Also at the end of April, work to install the cables within the tunnel will start. We have retained Arno Electric to undertake this activity, and they will require temporary use of a generator while they wait for Toronto Hydro to provide them with a connection.  The type of generator Arno is using emits less sounds than the one that was there previously and we do not expect the residents in the Governor’s Bridge area will be disturbed. As an additional sound mitigation measure, a construction trailer has been positioned in between the generator and the train tracks. We expect the generator will be there for approximately a month.

We hope to start rehabilitating Old Pottery road and the area around the junction this fall, but if crews still require access landscaping may not start until Spring 2016.

I hope this helps, let me know if you would like any additional information.

Marylena Stea
Public Affairs

Hydro One Networks Inc.
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