Markland Wood | Community Established in 1960

President's Update

Georgina Balascas

Hello everyone!

First of all I would like to say what a privilege it is to live in this wonderful community and to be elected your new president. I am deeply honoured that the MWHA has put their faith in me. I started on the Board as an Associate four years ago. Then I moved to Director, became VP last year and now I am starting a three-year term as the President.

I have lived in Markland Wood for 13 years and have really enjoyed getting to know this unique community. This summer I have experienced how wonderful the people in our community truly are while I spent a great deal of time walking through our neighbourhood trying to train my new standard poodle puppy, Athena. Most of the time she walks and trains me!! I had the opportunity to talk to so many dog owners and dog lovers. I want to thank them all for being so friendly and kind to my puppy and for offering me some sage advice on how to survive puppyhood!! It certainly is a full time job!!

 

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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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