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Oct 21st, 2019
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Tiny Township Council in session From the Tiny Cottager We have uploaded the videos on our site of Council´s discussion of the Sarjeant haul road on October 16th, 2019. The licence allows each pit to remove 1 million tonnes per year, although the projection is 150,000 tonnes. One of the pits has a li...
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Oct 4th, 2019
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  By Anne Bell Ontario Nature  We told you at our last meeting that further battles were looming on the horizon as together with our mothership Ontario Nature we ask you to stand up for the environment. Here is a recent blog post by ON’s Anne Bell. The link to sign the petition is at [&hel...
Aug 14th, 2019
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Property site plan, with Sunnidale Road running across the top By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The province’s Local Planning Appeal Tribunal has given the go-ahead to continued gravel extraction amidst the rapidly expanding population of Centre Vespra in Springwater, near Barrie. In a decisi...
Jul 28th, 2019
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Celia Fox, right, of Newmarket chats with Water Protectors Erin Archer and Lynne Gibson yesterday before signing the petition to protect the water. -AWARE Simcoe photo AWARE News Network It’s busy at the flow (the Water Kiosk on Highway 27 north of Elmvale). The purest groundwater ever tested, ...
Jul 25th, 2019
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‘You mined the rock you said you were going to mine. We’ve honoured that deal. Goodbye,’ mayor responds   by: Nathan Taylor Orillia Matters The company that was denied a rezoning request to expand its quarry operations in Ramara is appealing township council’s decision. At a meeting ...
Jul 17th, 2019
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The Green Party’s Elizabeth May with AWARE Simcoe Chair Don Morgan on Darby Road in Waverley. -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Federal Green Party Leader Elizabeth May stopped at the gates of the Teedon Pit in Waverley today to express her commitment to the protection of t...
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Jul 5th, 2019
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The landfill is being proposed for a pit currently operating as a limestone quarry in Zorra Township. (Andrew Lupton/CBC) The fight over a proposed landfill highlights two opposing pressures: Small towns don’t want big-city trash, but Ontario dumps are filling up fast By Andrew Lupton CBC News ...
May 24th, 2019
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Tay Council Wed., June 12 at 10:00 a.m. The Cleanest Water on Earth: is it worth protecting? That will be the theme when Dr. William Shotyk, Bocock Chair for Agriculture and the Environment at the University of Alberta, presents to Tay Township Council some research highlights from the past 30 years ...
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May 22nd, 2019
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From Gravel Watch Ontario Our Government “For the People” excluded the People from their Industry Summit in March. This time we will be making our voices heard! Join us to learn more about the proposals being lobbied for by the aggregate industry and the impacts that they would have. Speakers will in...
Apr 28th, 2019
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Company doesn’t see any deficiencies with current deal by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald A meeting will be taking place in the near future between the mayor and staff from Adjala-Tosorontio and Nelson Aggregates to discuss the development agreement that was approved last year for the Everett gr...