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Jun 23rd, 2011
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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...
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Jun 22nd, 2011
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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...
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Jun 22nd, 2011
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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 ...
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Jun 22nd, 2011
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‘Make your children proud of you’ AWARE Simcoe June 21 2011 Online petition to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario Link here to sign...
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Jun 13th, 2011
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'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...
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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...