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Drainage Committee asks province for special funding for Holland Marsh

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH26543
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  • 2006-2008

A proposed drainage scheme to relocate the drainage canals in the Holland Marsh will cost an estimated $8.7 million. This sum is too great for the Marsh farmers alone so they are attempting to extend the assessment area to 65,000 acres of upland p...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

New Canal Bridge Officially Opened by County Officials

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  • 1957-09-18

Article detailed the opening of the bridge near the Holland Marsh pumphouse which "serves a considerable portion of the Holland Marsh, [and] replaces the old wooden structure which was in a bad state of repair". Officials for Simcoe and York Count...

Bradford Witness

First Pumphouse on Canal Rd

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-OS10131
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Pumphouse on Canal Rd. for the Bradford Drainage Scheme. Built in 1949, now renovated.

Gertie Spek

  • CA BWGPL LHC-DIS-Hazel-PH10522
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  • 1955

One year after Hurricane Hazel, before the canal was dug out.

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Discharge Pumps

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH73
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  • 1954

Photo was taken near the Bradford Pump House at the junction of the canal and the Holland River near Hwy. 11. The pumps were flown in from Western Canada by the Armed Forces, arranged by Mr. Stoddart. A tractor was used to run the pump. Water was ...

Rob Watson

Canal Bank looking east

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-OS9570
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  • 2000s

A view of the Marsh Canal looking north from the 5th line bridge.

Resigning from fight for the Holland Marsh

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH26537
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  • 2006-09-02

Art Janse has been involved in the Holland Marsh all of his life, as a resident, a farmer, a Town employee for 45 years, and drainage superintendent for Bradford West Gwillimbury and King Township. Janse is retiring due to the response from many o...

Bradford West Gwillimbury Times

Grant kick starts major canal work

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH26533
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  • 2008-05

Bradford West Gwillimbury and King Township received $10.2 million from the Ontario government to reconstruct the Holland Marsh canal.

Sandra Bolan

Canal Bank

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-OS9974
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Marsh Canal

Bradford West Gwillimbury Public Library

Art Janse, Father of the Holland Marsh

  • CA BWGPL WEG-Mar-PH26534
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  • 2007-05-19

"Professor W.H. Day is the original father of the Holland Marsh but for the past 36 years, that role has fallen to Art Janse. On April 30th, Janse retired from his role and it is now up to the new Holland Marsh Governance body to make the new Mars...