The Premier of Ontario has declared a province-wide state of emergency and issued a stay-at-home order in response to rising COVID-19 variant infection rates.
The Southwest GTA Oakville-Clarkson Airshed Action Plan (OCAAP) was released on June 25, 2010 by Dr. David Balsillie, Chair of the Oakville-Clarkson Airshed Task Force, who was directly appointed by the Ontario Government in November 2009.
The OCAAP contains 35 recommendations for actions to prevent air pollution as well as decrease emissions by every sector in the community to improve air quality in the overtaxed Oakville-Clarkson airshed.
On August 17, 2011, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) announced the Oakville-Clarkson airshed as the first air quality pilot project in Ontario.
Council received a staff report on August 9, 2011 that provided an update on the implementation of OCAAP actions by the Ministry of the Environment and the town. Information on this initiative can also be found on the MOE site.
The town will continue to implement the OCAAP recommendations and provide support for the local airzone pilot in Oakville-Clarkson Airshed.