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Jun 8th, 2011
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'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....
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Jun 6th, 2011
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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...
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Jun 5th, 2011
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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...
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Jun 3rd, 2011
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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 ...
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May 28th, 2011
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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...
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May 25th, 2011
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Lowndes to appear before NVCA board this Friday  AWARE Simcoe May 24 2011 The company that is planning the largest quarry in Canada is asking one of the agencies tasked with assessing the environmental impact of the mammoth project for a break. John Lowndes of the Highland Companies is listed on the ...
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May 25th, 2011
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By Chris Hallida Orangeville Banner May 24 2011 Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson has joined the ranks of people calling for an Environmental Assessment (EA) to be done in regard to The Highland Companies’ application for a 2,316-acre quarry in Melancthon. Read more...
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May 18th, 2011
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'With respect to the proposed quarry, our government's goal is to ensure an open and transparent process' An email from Premier Dalton McGuinty to a concerned resident May 17 2011 Thank you for your online message regarding an aggregate license application by The Highland Companies to develop a quarr...
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May 10th, 2011
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Video vividly illustrates scale of megaquarry proposal The American hedgefund proposal is to establish Canada’s largest open pit mine – roughly one third the size of Toronto and deeper than Niagara Falls – in an area of prime agricultural land, surrounded by escarpment and wetlands ...
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May 10th, 2011
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By Guy Crittenden Solid Waste & Recycling Magazine May 9 2011The Citizen’s Alliance United for a Sustainable Environment (“CAUSE”) and the North Dufferin Agricultural Community Task Force (“NDACT”) have issued a news release about a company controlled by Boston-based hedge fund The Baupost Group that...