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Sep 10th, 2011
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The Grower September 2011 Six thousand acres of Honeywood silt loam, coveted by potato growers surrounding Shelburne, Ontario, sit at the head of a simmering controversy. “The BMW of soil” is how Kate Armstrong describes the legacy of her great-great-great-great grandfather who first farmed there in ...
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Sep 3rd, 2011
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By Cecily Ross Ontario Nature August-September 2011 When The Highland Companies announced plans to build one of North America’s largest quarries on some of the richest soil in southern Ontario, farmers, citizens and local politicians dug in for a fight. In the court of public opinion, the quarry-bust...
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Sep 1st, 2011
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Statement from Minister of the Environment John Wilkinson Regarding Highland Companies Proposed Quarry in Dufferin County News release fron Ontario environment ministry September 1, 2011  “After careful consideration, the Minister of Natural Resources and I have agreed to bring forward a regula...
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Aug 31st, 2011
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Message goes up at Airport Rd. and County Road 21News release from Citizens' Alliance for a Sustainable Environment August 30 2011  The Stop the Mega Quarry campaign is about to unveil its first billboard at Airport Road and County Road 21! ...
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Aug 31st, 2011
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Jones expresses confidence in fairness of Aggregate Resources Act By Mark Calzavara Council of Canadians August 30t, 2011 Over 120 people gathered in Orangeville, Ontario yesterday to hand over petitions against the mega-quarry to the local Conservative MP and MPP.  About a dozen municipal councilors...
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Aug 29th, 2011
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Grand River Conservation Authority has also raised concerns by David Meyer Welington Advertiser August 12 2011 A proposed mega quarry for Melancthon Township is miles away from here, but three levels of government are indicating some major concerns about the project. Read more ...
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Aug 27th, 2011
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Petitions calling for environmental assessments to be presented to Governments of Ontario and CanadaNews release August 26 2011News conference: 10:00 am, Monday August 29, Monora Park, Orangeville, ONOn Monday August 29th NDACT (the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Task Force) will present r...
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Aug 25th, 2011
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‘…the sort of scorched earth policy that they’ve got going for them… it works for them because it’s very intimidating’ Music Television News August 24 2011 The Cosack family talks about Highland Companies’ impact on their rural community. The company did not ...
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Aug 24th, 2011
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Josh Matlow website August 23 2011 Toronto Councillor Josh Matlow will be asking Toronto’s executive committee to request a provincial environmental assessment of the Highland Companies mega-quarry. More details...
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Aug 24th, 2011
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At the least, Canadians deserve an explanation Barrie Examiner editorial Augusr 23 2011 There’s evidently no escaping controversy for the federal riding of Simcoe-Grey. Read more    Globe and Mail  ...