Other News

Councillor Dickerson News
http://www.yourvoicepickering.ca/in-the-news/other-news/councillor-dickerson-news/

Second Skate Board Park – maybe
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Plans-for-second-skate-park-in-Pickering-stir-controversy.pdf
May 14, 2014

Casino question on election ballot
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Pickering-residents-will-find-casino-question-on-fall-election-ballot.pdf
April 25, 2014

Nuclear plant – more info wanted
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Group-airs-concerns-about-extending-life-of-Pickering-nuclear-reactors.pdf
April 22, 2014

Violent crime down in Durham again
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Violent-crime-down-in-Durham-again.pdf
April 14, 2014

Managing Energy Costs
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/in-the-news/other-news/managing-energy-costs/

Entertainment Complex and Casino meeting at Pickering city hall
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Packed-house-for-casino-meeting-in-Pickering.pdf
April 9, 2014

Durham Police Report
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Durham-Police-Report.pdf

Durham Police Quick Facts
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Durham-Police-Quick-Facts.pdf

Ice Storm Cleanup still continuing
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Durham-municipalities-still-cleaning-up-after-ice-storm.pdf
April 3, 2014

Public Meeting for residents’ input, questions and concerns, for a proposed Entertainment Complex, Hotel, Casino, Convention Centre and other possibilities.
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Pickering-residents-can-comment-on-casino-development-April-7.pdf
April 2, 2014

Scam: Fake tax refund notice to get your personal info
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Fraud-centre-‘inundated’-with-complaints-about-fake-tax-refunds.pdf
April 2, 2014

Veridian – initial report to Pickering Council
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Veridian-CEO-talks-lessons-learned-from-ice-storm.pdf
March 26, 2014

Pickering bus crashes between houses
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Pickering-bus-crash-‘like-a-bomb’-says-resident.pdf
March 17, 2014

Pickering GO station now has 1,200 more parking spaces!
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Pickering-GO-station-now-has-1200-more-parking-spaces.pdf
March 9, 2014

Pickering Mega Tourism Proposal
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Family-behind-Pickering-tourism-proposal-no-stranger-to-big-deals.pdf
March 6, 2014

Millions in damage from January sewage plant explosion
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Millions-in-damage-from-January-sewer-plant-explosion.pdf
March 6, 2014

New Fire Chief
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/New-fire-chief-takes-over-in-Pickering.pdf
March 4, 2014

Future Vision of Pickering – model is on the 2nd floor of city hall
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4352214-vision-for-pickering-s-city-centre-unveiled-in-3d/
February 8, 2014

Pickering Pot
http://app.pickering.ca/Media/Doc.ashx?DocID=36862
January 29, 2014

800 additional homes proposed for Duffin Heights neighbourhood
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4315043-big-subdivision-proposed-for-duffin-heights-neighbourhood/
January 16, 2014

Provincial Food Gift Card via Durham Region
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/2014-01-07-Provincial-Food-Gift-Card-Distribution-in-Durham-Region-Update-2-PSA.pdf
January 7, 2014

Pickering’s Newsmaker of the year
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4293079-doug-dickerson-is-pickering-s-2013-newsmaker-of-the-year/
January 1, 2014

Storm Cleanup
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4293237-ajax-pickering-working-on-storm-cleanup/
December 30, 2013

200 Pickering customers remain without electrical power
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/NR_Ice-Storm-Update-18_Dec-27-2013_8-pm.pdf
December 27, 2013

New Green Bins
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4250181-durham-getting-new-and-improved-green-bins-in-february/
December 3, 2013

Red Light Camera investigation
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4243671-durham-faces-two-year-wait-for-red-light-cameras/
December 2, 2013

Water and Sewer rates for 2014
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4246014-durham-residents-looking-at-an-extra-50-per-year-for-water/
December 1, 2013

Making Pickering Sustainable
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4243676-making-pickering-a-more-sustainable-city/
November 28, 2013

Integrity Commissioner not investigating Councillor Dickerson’s complaint
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4223654-pickering-s-integrity-commissioner-opts-not-to-investigate-dickerson-complaint/
November 20, 2013

Laws needed to deal with scoundrel politicians
http://www.durhamregion.com/opinion-story/4223454-laws-needed-to-deal-with-scoundrel-politicians/
November 17, 2013

Councillor Dickerson complains to Integrity Commissioner
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4219185-pickering-councillor-at-odds-over-code-of-conduct-accusations/
November 17, 2013

Library: Financials and Facts
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/library-financials-and-facts.pdf

Durham Region – China trips were part of a $1.3-million plan. That budget includes $90,000 in each of 2012, 2013 and 2014 to send Region staff and politicians on trips to other countries
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4203730-durham-looks-at-setting-up-office-in-china/
November 12, 2013

Support for Durham women living with abuse
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4187004-new-trillium-funding-to-support-durham-women-living-with-abuse/
November 2, 2013

Pickering Soccer Centre – 9,000 square-foot dome for year-round use
http://www.durhamregion.com/sports-story/4180873-pickering-breaks-ground-on-new-indoor-soccer-centre/
November 1, 2013

More snow clearing for seniors and disabled
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4180801-more-seniors-to-get-snow-clearing-service-in-pickering/
October 30, 2013

Less costly electricity from Quebec
http://www.cleanairalliance.org/files/hydroimports-oct2.pdf
October 2, 2013

Editorial against Councillor Dickerson
http://www.durhamregion.com/opinion-story/4086254-pickering-councillor-should-demonstrate-accountability/
September 19, 2013

The Community Recognizes Outstanding Police Work
October 18, 2013 
[View Details in PDF]

Letter to editor against Councillor Dickerson
http://www.durhamregion.com/opinion-story/4084674-enraged-over-dickerson-case/
September 18, 2013

Claremont celebrates 175 years!
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4084773-claremont-celebrates-175-years/
September 18, 2013

Hip Hop in the Park
http://www.pickering.ca/en/living/contests.asp

Pickering Taxpayers spent nearly $300k in legal fees against Dickerson’s campaign finance violations
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4061870-pickering-out-nearly-300k-in
September 5, 2013

Councillor Peter Rodrigues calls for increased snow clearing for seniors
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4061774-pickering-councillors-call-for-increased-snow-clearing-for-seniors/
September 5, 2013

Doors Open – visit unique Pickering sites for free
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4041497-pickering-doors-open-putting-focus-on-art/
August 26, 2013

Lois James Inspires Rouge River protection
http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2013/08/25/lois_james_the_saviour_of_the_rouge_keeps_fighting.print.html
August 25, 2013

Victims Robbed by Group of Armed Males
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Victims-Robbed-by-Group-of-Armed-Males.pdf
August 20, 2013

Air Canada will spend 60 million for new operations centre in Brampton, NOT in Pickering
http://www.thestar.com/business/2013/08/20/air_canada_builds_new_operations_centre_in_brampton.print.html
August 20, 2013

Successful Rally to Protect our lakefront
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4037632-hundreds-of-residents-attend-ajax-waterfront-rally/
August 18, 2013

Pickering resident rides to help kids with cancer
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4029432-pickering-resident-rides-to-help-kids-with-cancer/
August 17, 2013

Environmental Concern
http://www.durhamregion.com/opinion-story/4026100-let-us-not-forget-the-environment/
August 11, 2013

Mosquitoes with West Nile in Pickering
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/3914973-mosquitoes-with-west-nile-found-in-ajax-pickering/
July 30, 2013

Councillor Dickerson pleads guilty
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/3901845-pickering-councillor-will-keep-his-job-after-pleading-guilty-to-election-finance-violations/
July 19, 2013

Sustainability Survey – help Pickering with brief survey and have chance to win
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/3894764-pickering-residents-encouraged-to-weigh-in-on-sustainability/
July 16, 2013

Councillor Peter Rodrigues encourages more community engagement
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/Pickering-to-increase-community-engagement.pdf
July 4, 2013

Flights or Farms
http://www.durhamregion.com/community-story/3878127-download-our-free-ebook-flights-or-farms/
July 4, 2013

Extending life of Pickering nuclear plant
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/3875983-extending-life-of-pickering-nuclear-plant-will-be-safe-politicians-told/
July 3, 2013

Two-month Nuclear licence extension
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/3855171-pickering-plant-gets-two-month-licence-extension/
June 25, 2013

Pickering councillor expected to plead guilty to election campaign violation
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1627236
June 19, 2013

Details of Charges against Councillor Doug Dickerson
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/in-the-news/other-news/councillor-dickerson-news/details-of-charges-against-councillor-doug-dickerson/
June 19, 2013

Waste Reduction not Waste Diversion
http://www.ene.gov.on.ca/environment/en/subject/waste_diversion/index.htm

Pickering nuclear licence
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1624268
June 4, 2013

Pickering fire services checks home safety
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1623201
June 1, 2013

Montessori school will be allowed to continue operating
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1623663
May 31, 2013

Fire Services Home Safety Program
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/in-the-news/other-news/fire-services-home-safety-program/
May 29, 2013

Councillor Doug Dickerson Heads Back to Court in June
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1622542
May 28, 2013

Casino referendum question on 2014 election ballot
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1621204
May 25, 2013

Pickering councillors call for more transparency on OPG relicensing
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1621203
May 26, 2013

Nuclear Issues – letter
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1616096
May 12, 2013

Road closures in Pickering
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1616103
May 11, 2013

Dragon Boat championship funding
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1615082
May 9, 2013

No Say on Cell Towers
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1614402
May 8, 2013

Pickering tops for jobs in Durham
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1611400
May 1, 2013

Councillor Peter Rodrigues questioned MRI wait times
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1609514
April 25, 2013

Hospital Parking Fees
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1608926
April 25, 2013

Pickering councillor Doug Dickerson to go to trial in May
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1606212
April 17, 2013

Details of charges laid against Councillor Doug Dickerson
http://yourvoicepickering.ca/in-the-news/other-news/details-of-charges-laid-against-councillor-doug-dickerson/
April 17, 2013

Sewer Tunnel Explosion
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1603468
April 10, 2013

Councillor Dickerson Missing the Point
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1595056
March 21, 2013

Charges Laid Against Councillor Dickerson
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1589226
March 7, 2013

Detail of Charges against Pickering Councillor Doug Dickerson
http://www.yourvoicepickering.ca/in-the-news/other-news/detail-of-charges-against-pickering-councillor-doug-dickerson/
March 7, 2013

Alleged Provincial Offences committed by Councillor Dickerson, related to his 2010 election campaign
[View Details in PDF]
February 27, 2013

Pickering councillor Doug Dickerson could face prosecution
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1584023
February 26, 2013

Other campaign finance audits in the GTA
http://www.yourvoicepickering.ca/in-the-news/other-news/other-campaign-finance-audits-in-the-gta/
February 26, 2013

Speed Limits lowered for some roads
http://www.yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Speed-Limits-lowered-for-some-roads.pdf
February 14, 2013

PESCA funding and accountability complaints
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1573556
January 31, 2013

PESCA community association – elections disputed
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1568874
January 23, 2013

Prosecution of Pickering councillor still pending
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1555350
December 19, 2012

Former treasurer of the Pickering Hockey Association has been ordered to pay the league $725,000 after he admitted to stealing thousands of dollars
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1555514
December 18, 2012

Health Care Changes
http://www.yourvoicepickering.ca/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Heath-Care-Changes.pdf

Crime Decreasing in Pickering
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1553176
December 17, 2012

Covanta’s Incinerator – Toxic Ash illegally dumped
http://www.corinnatraill.tumblr.com/post/37261791408/local-government-environmental-and-citizen-groups
December 5, 2012

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Medal for environmental advocacy
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1544786
November 28, 2012

Waterfront Plan draws ire from residents
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1536951
November 16, 2012

Jet Flight Path over Pickering
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1529416
November 4, 2012

Bigger fish to fry than shark fin ban
http://www.calgarysun.com/2012/10/15/calgary-aldermen-have-bigger-fish-to-fry-than-shark-fin-ban
October 15, 2012

Property Taxes – some realistic considerations
http://www.thestar.com/printarticle/1269170
October 10, 2012

Frenchman’s Bay condition – letter to the editor
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1507885
September 26, 2012

Development Charge (Peel) increase sends a clear message: “Our philosophy is that growth should pay its way.”
http://www.thestar.com/printarticle/1261086
September 23, 2012

Canadian Municipal Infrastructure “at risk”
http://fcm.ca/home/media/news-releases/2012/new-national-report-card-says-canadas-municipal-infrastructure-at-risk.htm
September 11, 2012

Pickering Fire Services battle three blazes in 24 hours
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1499833
September 11, 2012

Studio 12 News: Legal Case Against Doug Dickerson
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7iy7ZhO4XE&
August 1, 2012

Special prosecutor named in Doug Dickerson election expense case
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1419150
July 30, 2012

Two hurt in Pickering cooking fire
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1411881
July 25, 2012

Pickering teen shot twice by police charged
http://www.citytv.com/toronto/citynews/news/local/Article/print/215585
July 18, 2012

Pickering politicians decide not to hand out suspensions
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1377649
June 20, 2012

Pickering councillor Doug Dickerson to face legal action following election campaign finance audit
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1370209
June 8, 2012

Pickering downtown set for a revamp
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1369125
June 6, 2012

Pickering councillor to face legal action over campaign finances
http://www.durhamregion.com/news/article/1369822–pickering-councillor-to-face-legal-action-over-campaign-finances
June 6, 2012

Audit slams Pickering councillor’s spending
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1356741
PDF Version
May 24, 2012

Pickering councillor overspent on election campaign, audit finds
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1356741
May 17, 2012

Federal Government announces funding for Rouge National Urban Park
View Details in PDF

Pickering residents help plan future of downtown
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1355659
May 16, 2012

Elections Act Breached
View Article in PDF Format
May 16, 2012

Report for the Council of The Corporation of the City of Pickering: Municipal Election Compliance Audit of the Campaign Finances of Candidate Doug Dickerson: October 15, 2010
View Details in PDF

2010 Election Compliance Audit Committee Meeting
Wednesday June 6, 2012. City of Pickering Council Chambers
[View Video]

Compliance Audit – Public Meeting – Agenda
[View Details in PDF]

The Compliance Audit Committee Meeting has been rescheduled
to Wednesday June 6th, 2012 at 7:00 pm in the Council Chambers, from May 24th, 2012.

Pickering residents will have their time at the microphone
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1347906
May 3, 2012

Rouge National Park welcomed by Pickering councillors
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1335649
April 16, 2012

GO Transit parking tickets double
http://www.thestar.com/printarticle/1132773
February 17, 2012

Pickering celebrates India Heritage
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1062548
August 21, 2011

‘Group of Four’ always wins with block voting in Pickering
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/984955
April 1, 2011

Debated Pickering subdivision approved
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/985366
March 25, 2011

Urban Sprawl
http://www.thestar.com/printarticle/922173
January 14, 2011

Pickering council off to shaky start
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/989525
December 16, 2010

Pickering council’s big spenders
http://www.durhamregion.com/print/1115966
April 21, 2010

Durham’s planning war
http://www.thestar.com/printarticle/783029
March 22, 2010

Durham’s blinkered politicians have received a well-deserved slap from Queen’s Park in the form of an unequivocal rejection of the region’s sprawl-friendly growth plan.

The province had little choice. Durham’s renegade plan – which is at odds with the province’s overall plan for the Greater Toronto Area – was perceived as a test case. Had the provincial planners allowed Durham to defy Ontario’s priorities for development across the GTA, the wrong signal would have been sent to other municipalities.

To be sure, the dispute between Durham and Queen’s Park has not ended. The province’s rejection of Durham Region’s dubious growth plan is now being studied by municipal officials before a formal response is issued. And if past behaviour is any guide, Durham’s rogue politicians are unlikely to wave a white flag.

Durham councillors were the only ones in the GTA to openly oppose Ontario’s greenbelt legislation three years ago. And, true to form, when the province published its development goals under the Places to Grow Act, Durham officials insisted on going their own way.

Hoping the province would back down, the region put forward a plan that would convert about 3,000 hectares of prime agricultural land to employment and residential use. This would include 1,200 hectares northeast of Pickering with the potential to house about 30,000 people. To justify paving over more green space than sanctioned by Ontario, Durham officials set aside the province’s population and employment forecasts and insisted their region would have 25,000 more jobs than expected by 2031.

That would require suburban expansion on farmland largely owned or controlled by developers.

Some see a link between the developers and the municipal politicians. “Corporate financial contributions from the development industry dominate election financing in the rapidly growing 905 region,” says Ajax Mayor Steve Parish, an opponent of Durham’s plan to pave over that farmland.

“The after-effects of sprawl are well-known and a huge challenge,” explains Parish. “For municipalities, the costs to run and maintain sewer and water services, roads and transit increase dramatically with sprawl. For residents, there is little time for family. They are too busy or exhausted from commuting, cutting the lawn, shopping at a distant supermarket and driving kids from one `play date’ to another. The demand for more pavement is relentless. New wider roads, more drive-throughs! Traffic and speeding? Traffic calming will deal with it. Pollution. Isolation. Obesity. Stress.”

The province, then, has good reason for its stand against Durham’s plan. But Durham’s recalcitrant politicians might well continue to resist – playing for time, perhaps hoping for a change to a more pro-development regime at Queen’s Park following the 2011 provincial election. The best antidote to that might be a regime change in Durham in this fall’s municipal election.

Changes to Election Financing Needed
http://www.newsdurhamregion.com/article/120407
February 25, 2009

Region won’t ask Province to look at campaign financing
http://www.newsdurhamregion.com/article/120407
February 25, 2009