Jun 23rd, 2011
MNR has received over 2,000 written comments from the public By Drew Halfnight Guelph Mercury Fri Jun 17 2011 GUELPH — Opposition is mounting to a proposed limestone quarry critics say could affect the drinking water of a million residents in southwestern Ontario. Wellington-Halton Hills MP Michael...
Jun 22nd, 2011
Reflecting a true sense of caring for our communitiesBy David Suzuki AWARE Simcoe June 22 2011On reading about growing resistance to a mega-quarry being proposed for southern Ontario, I had an epiphany about the media’s use of the term NIMBY, for “not in my backyard.” It’s normally used to describe g...
Jun 22nd, 2011
Is it in the public interest to squander these foodlands for aggregate usage?AWARE Simcoe June 22 2010Email from Ontario Institute of Agronomists Please be aware that the Ontario Institute of Agrologists has taken a position opposing the quarry proposal and has submitted its opposition letter to the ...
Jun 22nd, 2011
‘Make your children proud of you’ AWARE Simcoe June 21 2011 Online petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario Link here to sign...
Jun 13th, 2011
'It is critical to find a balance between protecting water sources and agricultural lands and the need for aggregate resources' Email from MOE to concerned resident June 13 2011Thank you for your e-mail of June 8, 2011 to Minister Wilkinson regarding the proposal by Highland Companies to develop a li...
Jun 8th, 2011
'All Ontarians deserve to live and work in clean, safe communities'Message from the Minister June 8 2011Thank you for your e-mail regarding a quarry licence application submitted under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) by the Highland Companies in the Township of Melancthon. I am pleased to respond....
Jun 6th, 2011
In Scarborough, Elmvale, Oakville, North Dufferin… citizens unite to protect By Jim Coyle Toronto Star Jun 04 20 Over the holiday season of 2008, Premier Dalton McGuinty was having his now-famous Christmas existential crisis. Back then, John Laforet was a U of T student, an active Liberal sinc...
Jun 5th, 2011
Insist on a full Environmental Assessment for largest quarry ever in CanadaAWARE Simcoe June 5 2011We have received a Call to Action from CAUSE (Citizens' Alliance United for a Sustainable Environment) for people to voice their concerns about the mega-quarry proposed by the Highland Companies. Amazin...
Jun 3rd, 2011
By MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT Globe and Mail Jun. 01, 2011 First came lumber certified as environmentally friendly, then seafood. Now a move is afoot to give gravel – blasted out of open-pit mines, then hauled out using diesel-belching trucks – the green seal of approval. Read more ...
May 28th, 2011
By Rick Vanderlinde Simcoe.com May 27 2010 INNISFIL — A giant quarry planned for the Shelburne area would be bad news for Innisfil and Lake Simcoe, critics of the mega-proposal say. Council heard from Carl Cosack, a North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce member, who asked council to supp...