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President's Update

Anna Schaefer

Hello everyone!

It is hard to believe that this is my LAST update, ever! My term as President has come to an end and I am pleased to announce that my Vice President, Georgina Balascas, will be taking over the reigns at the end of this month. I hope you will all join us at our AGM scheduled for October 29th. We will be introducing our new Slate of Directors for the 2014-2015 fiscal year. In the meantime, there a few people I would like to acknowledge. During the 2013-2014 year, Graham Maguire, a valuable Director with over twenty years of service, left the Board. He was our long-time Editor of The Marklander. We were fortunate to have Julia Carrescia step up to the role of Editor and she did a wonderful job taking over! Thank you Julia! Julia has also decided to leave the Board as well as John Sutherland (Secretary) and Sandy Venegas (Associate). I wish to personally thank them for their time, support and effort while serving on the MWHA. It has not gone unnoticed.

 

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Airport News

on Friday, 14 June 2013.

Stop Night Flight Increases at YYZ

June 14, 2013 - Update To May 22 Working Luncheon with GTAA

With the greatest disappointment we must inform our fellow Markland Wood residents that shortly after 2:00 p. m. on June 14, 2013, after the Marklander was published, we were ‘officially’ advised by the Greater Toronto Airports Authority (GTAA) that Transport Canada had approved their request of December 22, 2011 to increase night flights at Toronto Pearson.

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Bitterly, our first alert was through our community contacts in downtown Toronto earlier in the morning that something had been approved. This was particularly distressing given the fact we were promised by the Regional Director of Transport Canada, Ms. Debra Taylor, that she would advise us of the decision directly when it was made, and we still await word from her office five days later, as of this writing. An MWHA Director took it upon himself to go to our Member of Parliament’s office, that of Ted Optiz, where the disappointing news was confirmed by his office staff. Mr. Opitz was in Ottawa and not available. Mr. Optiz’ staff shared that the brief message they had was not a press release but only the briefest note, and that it finished with a statement that a ‘comprehensive report’ was to follow. To the time of this writing, June 18, 2013 we have not been given any such report or further information aside from the GTAA’s mail out notification which also appears on their website. Hence, we await detailed information on Transport Canada’s decision but assume that all of the GTAA’s requested increase was approved.

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