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Growth Plan and Greenbelt

Childhood of a Galactic Metropolis: NASA Earth Observatory image by Robert Simmon.

Places to Grow turns 10

Jun 16, 2015 | Jeff Rollings | Environment

The Growth Plan was an attempt to rein in the low-density sprawl that was a signature of development in the 1980s and 1990s.

Housing developments push hard against farmland at the south end of Headwaters. Photo by Rosemary Hasner / Black Dog Creative Arts.

10 Years of the Greenbelt

Jun 16, 2015 | Tim Shuff | Environment

Ontario launched the Greenbelt Plan’s 10-year review, which is taking place concurrently with reviews of the Niagara Escarpment Plan, the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan & Places to Grow.

Finding Balance in Caledon: The Urban/Rural Divide

Jun 16, 2015 | Nicola Ross | Environment

In less than two decades Caledon’s population will be 75 per cent urban. Can its countryside values survive the shift?

A Farm Memoir

Jun 21, 2005 | Isabelle Lightle | Environment

There were many good farms around the perimeter of Orangeville that have become subdivisions.

The Farm Crisis: Local Solutions

Jun 21, 2005 | Nicola Ross | Environment

Although food prices have risen in recent years, farmers haven’t received their fair share of the increase.

The Farm Crisis: Global Problem

Jun 21, 2005 | Darrin Qualman | Environment

In just five years, between the 1996 and 2001 censuses, 12 per cent of Ontario farmers left farming.

Will the Greenbelt Save Caledon from Sprawl?

Mar 21, 2005 | Nicola Ross | Environment

Losing its prime agricultural land isn’t Caledon’s only worry.

The Grand Plan

Sep 21, 2004 | Nicola Ross | Environment

The Planning Act provides the legislative framework for land-use planning in the province.

The Greenbelt: Finding a Balance

Sep 21, 2004 | Nicola Ross | Environment

The greenbelt is only one part of a gutsy and massive initiative by Dalton McGuinty’s new Liberal govern-ment to overhaul land-use planning in the province.

In The Hills is an independent, locally owned print and online magazine that has earned its reputation as the best-read, best-loved magazine in Headwaters.

The magazine is delivered to more than 40,000 homes and farms throughout Caledon, Erin, Dufferin, Orangeville and Creemore – up to double the circulation of any other local publication. And it is available to visitors at local inns, restaurants, specialty retail stores and other tourist locations.