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Plan Parksville – A vision for our future

The City of Parksville has developed a new Official Community Plan to address issues such as smart growth, climate change, downtown revitalization, sustainable tourism and shoreline protection.
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Mississauga puts green in its DNA

The City of Mississauga has a master plan to instill environmental consciousness in its corporate DNA.
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Case study: City of Corner Brook Integrated Municipal Sustainability Plan

The City of Corner Brook developed a 10-year integrated municipal sustainability plan (IMSP) that serves as a hybrid document, combining the goals and objectives of an integrated community sustainability plan with the legislative authority of a municipal plan.
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Case study: Gander seeks to address growth

The Town of Gander grew by 11 per cent between 2006 and 2011 — about 100 housing starts a year over the past five years.
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Case study: Growth plan will guide sustainable development of expanding suburb

The Rural Municipality of West St. Paul, Manitoba, a community north just of Winnipeg, developed a 20-year plan for growth and development in the fast-growing suburb of Middlechurch.
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Case study: Community plan meets international GHG reduction commitments

The City of Calgary developed an integrated greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction plan to meet its commitments under the Calgary Climate Change Accord.
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Case study: St. Andrews revitalizes community after wastewater plant upgrades

Upgrades to the St. Andrews wastewater treatment plant support a healthier watershed and help renew coastal economic activity. Learn more in this case study.
Wastewater management
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Video: Green Municipal Fund—Working with you every step of the way

The Green Municipal Fund (GMF) is a unique program that provides funding and knowledge services to support sustainable community development. GMF-supported initiatives aim to improve air, water, and land, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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Case study: Expansion of the Water Pollution Control Centre

The focus of this project was to enhance Barrie's wastewater treatment to accommodate municipal growth and improve the quality of the water flowing out of the plant and into Kempenfelt Bay.
Wastewater management
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Quebec City launches innovative in situ project for managing sediment-derived phosphorus

To restore the highly eutrophicated Saint-Augustin Lake and prevent the proliferation of cyanobacteria, Quebec City conducted two field tests to determine the effectiveness of various nutrient control techniques.
Water conservation
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Wastewater case studies: Solutions and strategies

Read the case studies of GMF-funded initiatives and learn tips and best practices you can apply to your own wastewater treatment plant projects and upgrades.
Wastewater management
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Case study: Sunshine Coast completes regional energy and sustainability plan

The Sunshine Coast Regional District developed two plans that move it toward a more sustainable future.
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Case study: Three townships collaborate on sustainability plan

To pool knowledge and reduce spending, three large townships with small populations adopted a joint plan to improve economic, environmental and social conditions in Ontario's rural North Durham region.
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Case study: Shoreline plan strikes a balance

The Municipality of Chatham-Kent developed a sustainable community plan for its shoreline areas.
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Case study: City of Sarnia Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

Sarnia's Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) brings together initiatives already underway to optimize budgets, personnel and other resources across municipal departments.
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Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

The city of Kingston wanted to create a sustainability plan with a difference.
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Case study: Small town sets big goals for climate action

The Town of View Royal is one of 13 municipalities in Vancouver Island's Capital Regional District (CRD).
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Integrated Planning for Community-Based Sustainability Framework

The City of Rivière-du-Loup has prioritized economic, environmental and social development in the community.
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Case study: Fertilizing agricultural land with sewage sludge

The City of St-Jean-sur-Richelieu studied the feasibility of using municipal sewage sludge as agricultural fertilizer.
Waste management
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Case study: Waste transfer station feasible only if five municipalities participate

The Municipality of the District of Shelburne studied the feasibility of building a local waste transfer station to reduce the costs and environmental impact of trucking waste to a landfill in another municipality.
Waste management
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