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Town of Caledon announces winner of its Climate Change School Video Contest

Posted on Wednesday, May 03, 2017 05:45 AM

A grade 2 class from Southfields Village Public School is the winner of the Town of Caledon Climate Change Video Contest. 

In recognition of Earth Day (April 22, 2017), the Town of Caledon invited all local schools (K1 to Grade 12) to participate in its Climate Change School Video Contest. Schools were asked to create a video showcasing their ideas about how the community can reduce the production of greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in Caledon. 

“The Town has a long history of taking action...

Emergency Preparedness Week

Posted on Tuesday, May 02, 2017 09:45 AM

Natural disasters may be beyond our control, but there are ways to reduce the risk and the impact of whatever emergency we may face, whether natural or human-induced.

Emergency Preparedness Week (May 7-13, 2017) encourages Canadians to be prepared to cope on their own for at least the first 72 hours of an emergency while rescue workers help those in urgent need.

By taking a few simple steps, you can become better prepared to face a range of emergencies.  It is important to:

  • Know the risks specific...

Home Safe Home

Posted on Monday, May 01, 2017 11:45 AM

Caledon Fire and Emergency Services is preparing for the “Home Safe Home” door-to-door program again this year to focus on home fire safety.  Don’t be alarmed if you see fire crews pull up to your house and a firefighter approach your door!  Chances are there isn’t an emergency, but rather, firefighters spreading the word on how to ensure you never have one.

“The Town of Caledon supports the principle of ‘prevention rather than cure’ — taking a proactive approach to fire and life safety,”...

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“Paint a Picture” campaign promotes water conservation and tackles climate change

Posted on Thursday, April 27, 2017 07:30 AM

Caledon students and artists are once again issuing an artistic challenge to conserve water and reduce greenhouse gas emissions through ecoCaledon’s “Paint a Picture” campaign. 

“I’m always amazed at the passion and creativity students bring to this project,” said Mayor Allan Thompson. “It’s a refreshing reminder of how important it is for all of us to do what we can to battle these environmental challenges, for the sake of our children.” 

The “Paint a Picture” campaign, introduced in 2010,...

Caledon Honours Outstanding Citizens

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 05:30 AM

The Town of Caledon handed out honours to 37 outstanding citizens as part of its annual Community Recognition Night.  

“Tonight we honour our neighbours, friends, family, work colleagues and fellow community volunteers who have gone above and beyond,” said Mayor Allan Thompson.  “These are people who give and give and then give a little more and who have made Caledon the wonderful community it is.”  

From Olympic athletes and hospice helpers to drivers, cooks, fundraisers and environmentalists,...