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Mar 1st, 2018
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New Tecumseth Free Press Online Adjala Tosorontio councillors will meet in special session tomorrow morning starting at 9 am to deal with several items including an updated Nelson Aggregates Agreement incorporating conditions imposed by the OMB in its ruling last month permitting the proposed gravel ...
Mar 1st, 2018
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Water Walkers gather at the entrance to the Teedon Pit in November 2017 from Anishinabe Kwewag & Supporters When, where: Monday, 5 March 2018 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST Wyebridge Community Centre 8340 County Rd 93 Wyebridge, Ontario Background The Alliston Aquifer, known to hold some of the world̵...
Feb 16th, 2018
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Vicki Monague By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Ontario government has extended by two months the comment period on an application by CRH Canada Group for a 10-year renewal to its permit to take water (PTTW) at the Dufferin Aggregates Teedon pit. The pit is on the French’s Hill recharge area for...
Feb 1st, 2018
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Mayor George Cornell  By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Tiny Township residents as well as members of council expressed concerns Monday about an application by CRH Canada Group Ltd. for a renewal of a permit to take water at its Waverley Teedon Pit. Councillors requested a report from their engineer...
Jan 26th, 2018
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by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Nelson Aggregates has succeeded in its bid to develop a new gravel pit in Adjala-Tosorontio. A written decision released Jan. 26 by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) recommends the province issue the company a Class A aggregate licence to operate the pit at 5556 and ...
Dec 11th, 2017
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From Kate Harries blog AWARE News Network The following is an analysis by Wellington County of the impact of mass appeals of aggregate site property taxes launched across the province in the last few years by the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, which reached a settlement with the Munici...
Dec 11th, 2017
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The anger was palpable. It came from residents of Oro-Medonte, Adjala-Tosoronto and Tiny. They were among 40 people from around the county who attended a workshop at the Oro Station community hall last week. The event was organized by Environmental Defence to get feedback on the “responsible aggregat...
Dec 6th, 2017
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AWARE Simcoe note: Cornerstone Standards Council has responded to concerns raised by Gravel Watch Ontario in a letter circulated to municipalities across Ontario. Here is a link to the GWO letter and some other information. Here is the Cornerstone letter: RE: Gravel Watch Ontario Correspondence Regar...
Nov 27th, 2017
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AWARE News Network AWARE Simcoe note: there’s disagreement among environmentalists over the Cornerstone Standards Council, which claims to be an “independent, impartial, transparent, consistent and rigorous process” to confirm whether aggregate sites meet its standards.To date, four...
Nov 10th, 2017
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From Environmental Defence Environmental Defence is hosting a workshop and free dinnner: When: Tuesday December 5 20017 5:30-8:30 pm Where: Oro Station Community Hall, 31 Ridge Road East, Oro Station, ON We will: -Share information about Cornerstone Standards Council Responsible Aggregate Standard, a...