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Recent Releases from Town of Ajax

Media Availability -- Great Lakes Day at Queen’s Park

Published Tue, 6 Oct 2015 09:54:27 EST Read More

Mayor Steve Parish, Town of Ajax Date: October 6, 2015 Time: 9 to 11 a.m. Location: Queen’s Park Mayor Steve Parish is one of 20 elected officials attending the first Great Lakes Day at Queen’s Park. As it has been well documented, the Ajax Waterfront is in crisis due to annual algae outbreaks caused by SRP (Soluble Reactive Phosphorus) released from the Duffin Creek Sewage Treatment Plant (STP). While the Province is starting to take action o...... Click here to read this release



New report links Algae problem along the Ajax waterfront to Duffin Creek WPCP

Published Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:37:18 EST Read More

Report concludes that problem could be remediated through management actions A team of scientists from Michigan Technological University have definitively linked the algae problem plaguing the Ajax waterfront for years to the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The Michigan Tech team, led by Dr. Martin Auer, undertook field and laboratory studies in relation to the Ajax waterfront over the spring and summer of 2014, and outlined their results and conclusions in a new ...... Click here to read this release



Experts visiting Ajax waterfront to examine algae issue first hand

Published Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:02:46 EST Read More

Excellent visuals of researchers gathering algae When: Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 9:30 a.m. Where: Rotary Park Pavilion, Rotary Park, 177 Lake Driveway W., Ajax. What: A team of researchers will be completing fieldwork on the Ajax waterfront - site of some of the most extensive build-up of algae in the Great Lakes. Who: Dr. Marty Auer, an expert in nuisance algae, will explain how the algae is created and how its growth can be prevented. ...... Click here to read this release



Town eager to work with Province immediately to fix Ajax algae problem

Published Fri, 13 Jun 2014 14:57:24 EST Read More

Calling for full EA of Duffin Creek WPCP Outfall The Town of Ajax is looking forward to working with the Wynne government and Ajax-Pickering MPP Joe Dickson to clean up the excessive algae on the Ajax Waterfront, and require the Regions of Durham and York to undertake a full Environmental Assessment of the Duffin Creek Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). MPP Dickson was an early supporter of PACT POW’s (Pickering Ajax Citizens Together to Protect Our Water) Stop ...... Click here to read this release



Council releases video plea to Ajax-Pickering MPP candidates to save the Ajax Waterfront

Published Fri, 30 May 2014 14:26:20 EST Read More

May 30, 2014 Town of Ajax Mayor Steve Parish and Councillors released a video plea today regarding the state of the Ajax Waterfront. View the Save our Waterfront -- A call for Action from Ajax Council. In the video, Ajax Council calls on Ajax-Pickering MPP candidates to commit to directing the Regions of York and Durham to stop releasing fertilizer-like phosphorous from the Duffin Creek Wat...... Click here to read this release



New poll: Ajax-Pickering voters want sewage treatment plant fix to eliminate algae on waterfront

Published Mon, 26 May 2014 14:06:16 EST Read More

NEWS RELEASE www.ajax.ca May 26, 2014 (Ajax, Ontario) A new poll by OraclePoll Research, commissioned by the Town of Ajax, clearly indicates that Ajax residents believe the Province of Ontario must act to fix the output of the Duffin Creek Sewage Treatment Plant. The treated sewage flowing from the plant into Lake Ontario contains large amounts of fertilizer-like phosphorous which res...... Click here to read this release