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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....
Mar 5th, 2019
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Kevin Mitchell of Dufferin Aggregates in conversation. -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network I wasn’t looking for trouble. I wasn’t looking for anything much at today’s Dufferin Aggregates open house on its proposed expansion of its Teedon Pit, near Waverley. As is the custom a...
Feb 28th, 2019
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From the Federation of Ontario Cottagers’ Associations When the Province replaced the Ontario Municipal Board with the Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) in 2018, they created a Support Centre to provide information and guidance for participating in the land use planning and appeal process. ...
Feb 23rd, 2019
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From Erin Archer Public Open House Presented by DufferinAggregates/CRH/Cedarhurst Tuesday March 5th Wyebridge Community Hall 4:00pm-7:00pm *with Rally 3:00pm-4:00pm Bring drums, rattles, sneakers and skirts! The Worlds Purest Water is being threatened yet again, but this time by big aggregate. Duffer...