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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...
Apr 13th, 2019
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Farmland near the Waverley Uplands Moraine – J.E. (Jim) Simpson photo The Ontario government wants to reform the aggregate industry. It’s inviting comment. NDACT, the group that defeated a Boston hedge fund’s plans for a mega quarry, has some comments. From North Dufferin Agricultur...
Mar 29th, 2019
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Concerned stakeholders protest outside secret aggregate summit in Caledon. -Michael Douglas photo Caledon Enterprise  About a dozen residents stood outside the gates of the Hampton Inn and Suites on Friday morning to protest a meeting between the province and aggregate industry leaders which they say...
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Mar 29th, 2019
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CORRECTION – An earlier version of this blog misstated the vote on the ‘LPAT’ clause. AWARE Simcoe regrets the error. Springwater Township Council adopted a code of conduct last week – but first they eliminated a controversial clause limiting a councillor’s right to speak. The claus...
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Mar 25th, 2019
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MNRF Minister John Yakabuski News release from the North Dufferin Agriculture and Community Taskforce March 21 2019 The Ontario government has introduced another threat to moraines, water protection and perhaps the Green Belt. John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forests is holding a ...
Mar 22nd, 2019
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Water protectors gather at Teedon Pit entrance.  AWARE News Network Thank you to the Council of Canadians and regional organizer Mark Calzavera for rallying their province-wide network of supporters to the defence of our water. Click here to sign the COC letter to Ontario Minister of Natural Resource...
Mar 12th, 2019
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This graphic of an idealized geological cross section shows the interception of rain by the forests of the uplands (Simcoe Uplands) to the east. These hills are composed of coarse-grained sediments (rocks, gravel, sand) left behind by glaciers: rainwater percolates through the soils, becoming filtere...
Mar 8th, 2019
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In her comment letter on the proposed Teedon Pit expansion – Donna Baylis of Food and Water First presents a comprehensive indictment of the aggregate industry and the exceptional accommodation offered to it under provincial legislation Attn: Hon. John Yakabuski, Minister minister.mnrf@ontario....