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Growth still going to be an issue’: Much-needed upgrades required at Georgina’s water treatment plants –

November 7, 2022

There should be shouting from the rooftops — Lake Simcoe is saved from growth.

Instead, residents, environmental groups, members of Georgina Island First Nation and elected officials are “cautiously optimistic” about the province’s recent decision to squash the Upper York Sewage Solutions (UYSS) project.

The province’s expert advisory panel established to determine the fate of the UYSS project recommended wastewater from new homes built in Newmarket, Aurora and East Gwillimbury travel south to the Duffin Creek sewage treatment plant on Lake Ontario in Pickering — the more environmentally sound and less expensive option.

“The fight isn’t over,” said Brandon Stiles, environment department manager with the Chippewas of Georgina Island First Nation.

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