• Protecting Water and Farmland in Simcoe County

Free-for-all mega-quarries not just a rural problem

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May 31st, 2011
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By Peter Tabuns MPP Town Crier May 19
It’s not every day that I write about small potato-growing communities. 
But then it is not every day that companies arrive from the States to dig out millions of tons of limestone, and in the process, pump hundreds of thousands of cubic metres of water — each day — out of the vast pit it wants to build, and into the local water system; a water system that supports many agricultural jobs in a rich farming area.
For some reason, this has the community in Melancthon Township, north of Orangeville, upset.

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