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LETTER TO Simcoe.com July 14 2011 It was recently said that by the time three or four more provincial elections occur, that rural southern Ontario will be unrecognizable. This is because so much of the political will and the bureaucrats exercising that will are based in the urban centres. Over the la...
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Next steps, media coverage, upcomng events etc AWARE Simcoe July 14 2011 This is a link to the current newsletter from the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce....
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Jul 12th, 2011
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Wall Street legend aims to strike pay dirt in Ontario MARTIN MITTELSTAEDT Globe and Mail July 10 2011 Seth Klarman is considered one of the world’s money managing impresarios, a superb value investor whose record of outsized returns has given him cult status on Wall Street. What interests him now mig...
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Horvath urges Jeffrey to listen to voices of opposition AWARE Simcoe July 11 2011 Ontario New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horvath today sent a letter to Natural Resources Minister Linda Jeffrey and Environment Minister John Wilkinson urging a full environmental assessment of the Highland Companies...
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Jul 12th, 2011
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Nottawasaga Steelheaders alert on blastingAWARE Simcoe July 11 2011The Highland Companies has filed a new application for a Certificate of Approval for air and noise emissions for the mega-quarry. The EBR number is 011-3976, the notice is posted on the Environmental Registry and comment is required b...
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Jul 11th, 2011
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Petition tops 100,000! 110,000! AWARE Simcoe July 11 2011 As the petition against the mege-quarry tops 100,000, the deadline has arrived for commenting through the Environmental Registry. Go to this link and click on the ‘Submit Comment’ button at right. Background information Recent deve...
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By Drew Halfnight Guelph Mercury Jul 08 2011 GUELPH — Frank Valeriote added his voice Thursday to the chorus opposing a mega-quarry proposed for 60 kilometres north of Guelph. Read more ...
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Orangeville.com July 6 2011 The Highland Companies is applying for a new Certificate of Approval from the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) for air and noise emissions at its proposed quarry in Melancthon. Read more ...
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By WES KELLER Orangeville Citizen July 7 2011 In spite of the Ministry of Environment’s (MoE) criticism of The Highland Companies quarry application, the company remains confident that the application will succeed. Read more ...
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Bobolink known to live in Highland’s fields By Chris Halliday Orangeville.com Jun 22, 2011 There’s a lot of talk concerning the loss of agricultural land and threats to drinking water, but what about the chance those rusty sounding calls of the Bobolink might vanish from The Highland Companies’ lands...