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land use Land Use

Sediment studied as a source of fill

To reduce economic and environmental costs, the District of Squamish tested sediment in a nearby ocean channel for use as fill in a major waterfront redevelopment project.
Land remediation and redevelopment
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land use Land Use

Plan provides catalyst for brownfield redevelopment

To give itself new opportunities and a new look, the Town of Fort Erie drafted a brownfield revitalization plan that offers developers tax and other incentives to clean up and redevelop more than 250 acres of vacant, abandoned, and possibly contaminated industrial sites.
Land remediation and redevelopment
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land use Land Use

Former Rayleigh Correctional Site – Environmental Management and Remediation Plan

The City of Kamloops evaluated the extent of soil and groundwater contamination on a portion of the municipally-owned site of the former provincial Rayleigh Correctional Centre.
Land remediation and redevelopment
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energy Energy

County studies creating electricity from waste

Dufferin County is considering an energy-from-waste solution for its garbage.
Energy recovery Waste management
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waste Waste

Case study: Côte-de-Beaupré Adopts an Integrated, Development Plan

To support long-term community planning, the Côte-de-Beaupré Regional County Municipality (MRC) has produced an integrated sustainability plan.
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transportation Transportation

Lockeport proposes a vision for its future

The Town of Lockeport developed an integrated community sustainability plan in collaboration with its citizens to guide its environmental, social, cultural and economic development for 30-plus years.
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Case study: City lays groundwork for sustainability

To spur its economy and freshen its look, the City of Saint John made plans to overhaul its aging water system, reduce poverty in five struggling neighbourhoods, and clean up the unsightly and polluted downtown Marsh Creek waterway.
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Case study: Sustainability “greenprint” is far-reaching

The City of Markham developed an integrated sustainable community plan to serve as a blueprint for environmental, economic, social and cultural development over the next 50-plus years.
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water Water

Case study: Facility upgrades help Cranbrook enhance agricultural production

Learn how Cranbrook, BC, modernized its wastewater treatment plant, resulting in cleaner effluent that can be used for agricultural irrigation. Read the case study.
Wastewater management
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water Water

Case study: How Barrie’s new wastewater plant improves capacity and efficiency

Learn how the City of Barrie, ON, expanded its wastewater treatment plant to minimize sewer runoff, increase biogas production and serve the city's growing population.
Wastewater management
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water Water

Case study: New disinfection techniques improve public health in Kapuskasing

This case study explores how new technologies helped increase the capacity of Kapuskasing, ON's wastewater treatment plant and improve public health.
Wastewater management
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water Water

Case study: Upgrades allow Argyle to expand sewer system, reduce septic tank use

Argyle updated its wastewater treatment plant and introduced UV disinfection, allowing for service expansion to homes currently using septic tanks. Learn more in this case study.
Water conservation
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water Water

Case study: Greater water treatment capacity supports community growth in St. Louis

The new St. Louis wastewater treatment facility is supporting residential growth and economic expansion while generating cleaner effluent. Learn more in this case study.
Wastewater management
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Case study: 2015 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Neighbourhood Development Plan

The Montréal Borough of Saint-Laurent, QC, has begun implementing a redevelopment plan that will create a mixed-use, urban neighbourhood within a one-kilometre radius around the current Bois-Franc train station and the future intermodal (train/subway) station.
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transportation Transportation

2015 FCM Sustainable Communities Award — Transportation

Over 1.25 million bike trips have been counted on Laurier Avenue West since the City of Ottawa, ON, implemented the province's first downtown segregated bicycle lanes in July 2011.
Active transportation
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water Water

Case study: Brockville adds secondary and UV treatment to its wastewater treatment plant

Brockville built secondary and UV treatment technologies into its wastewater treatment plant, reducing contaminants beyond regulatory standards. Learn more in this case study.
Wastewater management
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land use Land Use

2015 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Brownfields Plan

In the City of Langley, BC, a new Brownfield Redevelopment Strategy has delivered $192 million in new construction and 850 new jobs.
Land remediation and redevelopment
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land use Land Use

2015 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Brownfields Project

In a departure from the conventional 'dig and dump' approach to contaminated soil, the City of Kingston, ON, chose an innovative underground filtering and cleaning technology to stop the flow of groundwater contaminants from Emma Martin Park into the Cataraqui River.
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land use Land Use

Soil-recycling study demonstrates clear benefits

Remediating the hundreds of hectares of former industrial lands on Toronto's waterfront will improve environmental health and reduce urban sprawl.
Land remediation and redevelopment
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land use Land Use

Case study: Gas station clean-up clears way for new development

As part of its green growth program, the City of Edmonton prepared a 10-year plan to clean up and redevelop 50 former gas stations.
Land remediation and redevelopment
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