Category Infrastructure

Master Drainage Plan – 30% Design Drawings

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BACKGROUND:

In 2013, the City completed their Whitevale Master Drainage Plan – Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Report.  The recommendations from the report are as follows:

Intermittent Drainage Feature – Storm Flow Diversion to Whitevale Road Storm Sewer
• Minor re-grading of the roadside ditch on the east side of North Road to accommodate a portion of the flood flows from the catchment area to the north.
• Construction of new driveway culverts and a new storm inlet to the Whitevale Road storm sewer
• Install new Whitevale Road storm sewer, with increased size to accommodate the additional peak flows from North Road.
• Replace the existing culvert crossing at North Road in order to convey low flows to the existing drainage feature.

North Road -Resurfacing & Grading
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Response to Bill 66: Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act

Duffins Rouge Agricultural PreserveBill 66 could be a major threat to the Duffins Rouge Agricultural Preserve

Legislation is currently in development that could be a major threat to the Rouge-Duffins Agricultural Preserve.

Why should we care? Because half of Whitevale is located within the Preserve.

For those of you not familiar with the Preserve, it is bounded by Hwy 7 to the north, the CP Rail line to the south, The Rouge River to the west, and the West Duffin Creek to the east.

Bill 66 titled, “Restoring Ontario’s Competitiveness Act” has many different aspects to it, including allowing municipalities the ability to create by-laws which can lead the way to development within the greenbelt – including the Preserve.

There are a number of online resources that provide an overview of what Bill 66 is about and what it co...

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Provincial Issues Have Local Impact in North Pickering

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Provincial Issues Have Local Impact in North Pickering
Residents Tutor New Cast of Candidates in Pickering-Uxbridge

Whitevale, ON, June 3, 2018: Thursday will mark the 13th provincial election since the North Pickering expropriation of 1972. The controversy surrounding these lands continues even decades after families were stripped of their homes and hopes by both the federal and provincial governments of the day.

“The governments have changed but the issues remain the same,” says Sandy Rider, long-time resident of Whitevale, “it’s almost as if the governments hope the issues will be forgotten as we die away – but in North Pickering that will never be the case!”

In an effort to ensure that these issues are not forgotten, the Whitevale & District Resi...

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Seaton – Major Residential Draft Plans

This post lists the Major Residential Draft Plan proposals in the Seaton area.  The majority of these draft plans were approved by OMB Seaton Bylaw 7364/14.  Full details of the draft plans, including the proposed number of units, can be found here.

A map showing the draft plans can be downloaded here.

Below is a brief summary of the plans; they are listed by Owner/Applicant and include the Application Number and the Neighbourhood:

Owner: Metrus

Owner: White Sun

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Whitevale Road Closed

Road ClosedWhitevale Road is closed east of the Hamlet (between Golf Club Road and Sideline 28).  Signage for detour routes have been put in place to assist commuters.  This road closure coincides with the closure of Sideline 26 north of Taunton Road.  All this is part of the major overhaul of Sideline 26 (that will become Whites Road) and construction of Seaton.

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Grapevine Gospel (Issue #1 – May 2017)

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Issue #1 – May 2017

We know that Whitevalians are in love with the fact that Whitevale is a quiet, little hamlet where not much changes…it’s like we’re frozen in time. However, the development of Seaton is just around the corner and that means so much around us is going change over the next little while — no matter how we feel about it. In order to help you understand some of what you can expect, the WDRA has developed this newsletter to provide you with the most up-to-date information relating to Seaton and other changes the City is planning both within and around our hamlet.

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In this issue of the Grapevine Gospel:

  1. Seaton on the Horizon: What’s Happening, When and Where
  2. Tale of Two Roads: Changes to the Seaton Traffic Mitigation Plan
  3. The Long and “...
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Subdivisions Adjacent to the Hamlet of Whitevale

Draft Plans of Subdivision

The WDRA is committed to keeping residents informed on the plans and associated timelines as they relate to the development of Seaton. In an effort to do so, we will continue to communicate with the Seaton Stakeholders to obtain and understand the most up-to-date information.

At the Oct 19, 2016 meeting of the Association, a presentation was shared with residents that included the most current details based on recent meetings with the City of Pickering and the consultant for White Sun Developments (the landowner in close proximity to the Hamlet). In response, residents have asked to be updated with as much information as possible, including an understanding of lot sizes...

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Meeting Summary – Private Water Well Monitoring Program

On Wednesday, July 6, 2016, Whitevale residents gathered to listen to a presentation by representatives of WSP Consulting and the Region of Durham on the subject of the Durham Private Water Well Monitoring Program for Whitevale.

There was great discussion and the majority of the residents’ questions were addressed through the presentation.  Click here to download the presentation slides.

Below are a few key highlights of the presentation:

Private Water Well Monitoring Program

The program is being conducted to determine impacts to private well water in the hamlet as a result of construction of regional ‘spine’ services only (water/sanitary/storm and road construction).  This survey is not related to ongoing impacts from all other Seaton construction (i.e...

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Whitevale Groundwater Supply Well Survey – Questions for WSP / Region of Durham

Whitevale Groundwater Supply Well Survey
Questions for WSP / Region of Durham

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Ground Water Supply Survey

By now all households should have been contacted by a representative from WSP regarding the testing of Hamlet wells in order to establish a “pre-Seaton” baseline in terms of quantity and quality.
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View Survey

The WSP representative has agreed to meet with residents on July 6, 8:00 pm at the Whitevale Community Centre in order to answer our questions so that we can all make an informed decision prior to agreeing to take part. In preparation for the meeting with the consultant/Region, the Water Preservation Committee is working to develop a list of questions to be addressed by WSP/Durham Region. This list of questions will be provided to the consultant in advance of the July 6th meeting with them.
Groundwater Resources
Below are some useful references related to well water quality and qu...
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