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Apr 24th, 2011
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Farmers and First Nations on third day of a five day march against hedge fund mega-quarryOrangeville - Shelburne - Jim Black's potato farm, Melancthon 24 April 2011 Orangeville, ON-A group of protestors on a five day march against a proposed mega-quarry passed the half-way mark of their 119 kilometre...
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Apr 24th, 2011
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By John Goddard Toronto Star April 24 2011 An American-backed company that assembled farmland north of Orangeville to grow potatoes has applied to develop one of Canada’s biggest rock quarries. But neighbouring farmers are warning of environmental and community consequences if it’s allowed to proceed...
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Apr 23rd, 2011
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AWARE Simcoe April 22 2011Links to Goldhawk Fights Back podcastsPeter Tabuns MPP Who gets stuck with the impact?  7 mnsNDACT Huge amounts of money 35 mns     Highland Companies An area witth few natural environmental features  21 mns Sylvia Jones MPP  –  to come...
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Apr 18th, 2011
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Highland Companies head office address is a mailbox in Hamilton  Letter to AWARE Simcoe April 18 2011 Ladies and Gentlemen,You will be aware of the massive open pit mine application in Melanchton Township, the biggest one ever filed in Ontario, likely the second biggest in North America.Not only does...
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Apr 10th, 2011
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Stop the Megaquarry Openpit Minenews release from Danny Beaton April 10 2011Starting; Earth Day, April 22, 12 pm Queen's Park at noon - Finishing; Dufferin County, Melancthon Township, April 26 -Five Day Walk with Native drumming and singing beginning at Queen’s Park, ending Melancthon Township, Onta...
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Apr 5th, 2011
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from NDACT newsletter April 5 2011 Letters of objection to the Highland Company’s proposal for a 2,400 acre 200 foot below the water table open pit limestone mine are urgently needed. Letters must be signed and contain your return mailing address and be mailed or delivered to both the Ministry ...
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Apr 3rd, 2011
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By WES KELLER Orangeville Citizen March 31 2011 Shelburne council is joining Melancthon in seeking a 120- day extension to the statutory 30-day time allowed for responses to the quarry application by The Highland Companies, and the township is lobbying other municipalities to follow suit. The Shelbur...
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Mar 31st, 2011
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Minister of Natural Resources tells Melancthon they can "get a nice golf course" out of project By Kate Harries AWARE Simcoe March 31 2011Highland Companies has filed an application for what would be the largest and deepest quarry in Ontario, in the headwaters of five major rivers – the Pine, the Gra...
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Mar 14th, 2011
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From the Council of Canadians March 10 2011Yesterday, Sylvia Jones, a Conservative Member of the Provincial Parliament in Ontario, rose at Queen’s Park and made this statement to the legislative assembly, “I rise today with concerns over comments the Liberal Minister of Natural Resources, Linda Jeffr...
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Mar 2nd, 2011
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By Rob O'Flanagan Guelph Mercury Mar 02 2011GUELPH — The Ontario Ministry of the Environment is being asked to consider certain activities related to the rehabilitation of sand, gravel and stone extraction sites as potential threats to drinking water....