Nov 12th, 2019
Ontario Government bows to the aggregate industry, moves to block municipal efforts to protect groundwater News release from Environmental Defence, Ontario Nature, Wellington Waterwatchers and Gravel Watch Ontario Groups say the Ontario Government is putting the aggregate industry ahead of people. Th...
Nov 7th, 2019
Teedon Pit – Erin Archer photo by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror Tiny Township cottagers have joined in the fight against the Teedon Pit expansion. The Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (FoTTSA) has acquired legal representation and will be seeking a moratorium on the expansion ...
Nov 4th, 2019
Quarry truck traffic has huge impact on rural communities ‘Clear display of industry demands versus community benefit and public interest’ AWARE News Network The Ford government’s clear lack of interest in the views of the public when it comes to charting the future of the aggregat...
Oct 31st, 2019
Christian Farmers Federation of Ontario photo. AWARE News Network The Simcoe County Greenbelt Coalition (which includes 35 organizations, including AWARE Simcoe) and the Ontario Headwaters Institute have asked the Ministry of Municipal Affairs to provide for further public consultation before proceed...
Oct 21st, 2019
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...
Oct 4th, 2019
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
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 25th, 2019
‘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
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...