Updated – Saturday November 4 / Sunday November 5: Pane Ganawenjimaanaadaa Nibi
UPDATE from Vicki Monague:
This is the official poster for the Water Walk coming up on November 4th & 5th, 2017.
This walk is in response to a threat of the Alliston Aquifer. There is a proposal to significantly expand an existing quarry on the Alliston Aquifer in Tiny Township, Ontario. The water in this aquifer has been dubbed by many to be the purest water on earth. It is cleaner than the cleanest layers of arctic glacial ice over 5000 years old.
It is located in the territory of the people of Beausoleil First Nation. The proposed site will dig 48 metres into the earth with no protection plans for aquifer. Currently, there is a permit to take water (4314-87CNZN) from the aquifer issued by the Ministry of Environment for 1, 635, 840 litres per day for 210 days. This permit expires on April 30th, 2018 and a new application will be submitted for de-watering for the site expansion.
Opponents believe that this is a significant disruption to the geology and hydrology of the site and will pose a significant threat to the underlying waters, as there is no protection plan in place by the proponents.
It is our hopes that we can come to peaceful resolution and forever protect one of the last pure freshwater resources on Turtle Island. We kindly request that if you are unable to join us, that you help us through prayer and sacred fires on these days that we will walk.
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The Water Walk to protect the French’s Hill aquifer against contamination from surrounding industrial aggregate sites starts Saturday November 4 at 7:30 am at the Christian Island Ferry dock.
It finishes on Sunday November 5 at the Teedon Pit owned by Dufferin Aggregates on French’s Road. This will be followed by a potluck dinner at 5pm at the Wyebridge Community Centre,
Christian Island Ferry dock
Cedar Point Road
Concession Road 18 w
Cedar Point Road
Tiny Beaches Road North
Balm Beach Road
County Road 6
Perimeter of site
Everyone is welcome. We are also looking for volunteers to help with everything from route support, hall support, parking control, potluck organization, set-up and tear-down.
Those who wish to donate to support the Water Walk and the fight to protect the water can do so via cash (on the Water Walk days), cheque or Paypal. AWARE Simcoe has been asked to handle the donations – make cheques out to AWARE Simcoe, adding ‘To Protect the Water’ in the memo line. Or, to donate through Paypal, go to the membership page on this website and click on the second (donate) button. Indicate that the donation is ‘To Protect the Water.’
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