Protest Against the Quarry Expansion on French’s Hill
A few hundred people are expected to participate in a sacred prayer vigil to protect the Alliston Aquifer at the Wyebridge Community Centre. Participants include local area residents, concerned citizens, environmental groups, First Nations, Sustainable Trent and leaders of the Site 41 movement.
Participants of today’s event are gathering in opposition to the expansion of an existing Quarry on French’s Hill in Tiny Township, ON.
The proponents, Dufferin Aggregates, (a subsidiary of CRH Canada Inc.), will be hosting their first Community Advisory Committee meeting at the Wyebridge Community Centre from 2 pm – 4 pm and protesters will be there to greet them. Participants of today’s event are concerned about the devastating effects of aggregate mining and the irreversible effects of dewatering the Alliston Aquifer.
The proponents have application to the Ministry of Environment for a Permit to Take Water which will approve taking millions of litres of the World’s Purest Water documented to wash gravel.
In 2009, First Nations, Farmers, community members and environmental groups successfully stopped the development of a landfill on a pristine aquifer known as Site 41, which is only a few kilometres away from the proposed quarry expansion site. The water of the Alliston Aquifer is located on William’s Treaty Territory which spans from Georgian Bay to the Oak Ridges Moraine and has been documented to hold some of the World’s Most Pure Water. A Coalition has been formed once again to peacefully protect this great water source at all costs.
Date: Monday, March 5th, 2018. Time: 1 pm – 4 pm.
Location: Wyebridge Community Centre, 8340 County Rd 93, Wyebridge, Ontario L0K 2E1, Canada
Vicki Monague, 705-427-0512
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