The District of Muskoka should continue to take climate change seriously and plan for it into the future. That from Muskoka’s Director of Environmental and Watershed Programs Christy Doyle. The Province has asked for feedback from Ontario’s municipalities on its discussion paper ‘Ontario’s Climate Change’. In an update for councillors, Doyle says the Provincial climate change strategy may have implications for us and that we should be prepared to respond to climate changes and continue to plan for it in our programs and policies. Specifically, Doyle says the District should continue to identify opportunities to incorporate climate change-sensitive planning into long-range projects like the District’s Official Plan review. The deadline to submit feedback to the province was yesterday (March 29th).

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