On Monday, June 5, 2017, Niagara on the Lake council chambers was abuzz with discussion pertaining to potential new regulations for the protection of trees. According to the article in the St. Catharines Standard published on Wednesday, June 7, several residents spoke at a community and development advisory committee meeting and presented a petition with over 1,000 names gathered via online petition as well as door to door canvassing.
There are a wide variety of opinions amongst councilors and residents with respect to the development of an urban tree bylaw. In the end, the committee voted to support a public consultation process to gather community input.
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