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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...
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...