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OCTOBER 2016
“Get Ready for Fall”
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Sep. 14th, 2016 (5:30pm)
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We’re Back!
Bluffs Monitor
has a new office location
as of October 1st
we will be at
2432 Kingston Rd.,
in Cliffside
To Close, or not to Close …

Pick Up a Copy!
at most stores, banks, libraries or community centres in the
Scarborough Bluffs
Communities along the lake between
Victoria Park Ave. and Port Union Village
Northern boundaries are
Eglinton on the west and 401 / Island Rd. on the east.
Bluffs Monitor can also be found in stores along Kingston Road west of Victoria Park Ave., to Main St., also in the Main Street Library and in Loblaws on Victoria Park Ave.

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If you’re not looking at the page that lists what’s in our printed issue, on this website - you’re probably missing something you’d like to know more about !
 
On the Road to the Paralympics
by: Ken Thompson
 Last May, the Scarborough Central Lions Club sponsored a Bowling Night inviting other area Lions to take part in a little competition.   Each Lion sought out sponsors with the money going to the Club they represented.  After a night of fun (and mostly awful bowling performances) Scarborough Central raised $350.  The money was donated to Variety Village to support youngsters who are training for a position at future Paralympics.  A BIG LION ROAR goes out to these dedicated athletes along with best wishes for reaching their goals.

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Photo:  Chris Murdoch
Pictured from left to right:  Lion Roy Fletcher, Para athlete Jessica Tinney, Lion Ken Thompson, Coach Christine Joannou.
 

Pick Up a Copy!
at most stores, banks, libraries or community centres in the
Scarborough Bluffs
Communities along the lake between
Victoria Park Ave. and Port Union Village
Northern boundaries are
Eglinton on the west and 401 / Island Rd. on the east.
Bluffs Monitor can also be found in stores along Kingston Road west of Victoria Park Ave., to Main St., also in the Main Street Library and in Loblaws on Victoria Park Ave.

House to House delivery
by our  Volunteers
on select streets
throughout the Bluffs area.
Birch Cliff
Oak Ridge
Clairlea
Cliffside
Cliffcrest
Scarborough Village
Guildwood
Highland Creek
West Hill
The photo at the top of this page is of the Bluffs today, seen from the bottom of Brimley in what is known as Bluffers Park
They have a history of European occupation going back to the seventeen hundreds. Lowland Scots emigrated to this area after being pushed out of their farms in Scotland by the titled gentry. Some of their descendents still live here today.
The name “Scarborough Bluffs” was given to it by Elizabeth Graves Simcoe, wife of the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada,
John Graves Simcoe because it reminded her of Scarborough Bluffs in England.
The Bluffs are the only geologically scenic area in the greater Toronto area but are also a geologic wonder, visited by scientists from all over the world to study its exposed history of the planet.  

Scarborough Communities are Unique!
by Valerie McDermott
 The Ontario Clean Air Alliance (OPCAA) has held several meetings since January of this year in order to close Pickering Nuclear Station by 2018, because it was announced that the Ontario Power Gener-ation (OPG) wanted to extend their license until 2028. The OPCAA put in a call to action on Kathleen Wynne to have them close when they’re supposed to.

 “We have been advocating to all political parties, meeting with the MP’s and MPP’s,” says Angela Bischoff, Out-reach Director of Ontario Clean Air Alliance, “They know what’s going on and the fact that it hasn’t caught on just yet is because there isn’t a ground swell of public support and the fact is there is no opposition in the legislature, so they can choose to ignore us.”

 Holding meetings is one form that the OPCAA chooses to get the word out there, along with delivering flyers to residents and creating an outreach on social media.The concern is that Ontario is too passive when it comes to nuclear power. Ontario is too heavy on baseload power when we could be relying on another safer and more sustainable source such as the proposed waterpowered solution from Quebec.

 The OPCAA created an online petition  (closepickering.ca) which already has almost 4,000 signatures across the GTA. It is time to take action and finally close this dangerous plant for good.

At a recent meeting Mr. Smitherman called for the shutdown of Pickering in 2018, when its
licence expires, to protect Scarborough families.

The Pickering Nuclear Station is in the wrong location.   It is surrounded
by more people - 2.2 million within 30 km - than any other nuclear station
in North America.   This problem is exacerbated by the fact that Pickering
is also a very large and very old nuclear station.   It is North America's
4th oldest and 5th largest nuclear station.

The Pickering Nuclear Station has exceeded its original design life.   It
was originally designed to operate for 30 years; but it is now 45 years old.
And to add insult to injury, OPG is seeking a 10 year licence extension
which would allow it to continue to operate until 2028.

Closing Pickering in 2018 can provide the following benefits:

1.  Protect Scarborough families;
2. Reduce our electricity bills by more than $900 million per year; and
3. Create 16,000 person-years of employment by completely
decommissioning and dismantling the station by 2028.

To-date more than 3,500 people have signed our on line petition calling for
the shutdown of Pickering:   www.Close-Pickering.ca

We are now seeking volunteers to help us distribute our pamphlet, "Pickering
Nuclear Station: Too Close for Comfort" to the residents in the
Scarborough-Rouge River provincial riding.

We will be asking all the provincial by-election candidates if they support
closing the Pickering Nuclear Station in 2018, when its licence expires, to
protect Scarborough families and to lower our electricity bills by $900
million per year.
A call to close
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