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Jun 30th, 2011
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News release from CAUSE, NDACT June 29 2011Melancthon ON -- The Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE)  has submitted its letter of objection to a mega-quarry proposal in Melancthon Township to the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR).One of the 2,000+ letters of objection to a proposed 2,3...
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Jun 29th, 2011
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Why local chefs are pissed at quarry proposal BY: KARON LIU The Grid June 29 2011 A proposal to build the country’s largest aggregate quarry about 100 km northwest of Toronto, in Dufferin County, has sent farmers, politicians and chefs into a frenzy. A crowd of a hundred or so farmers, environmentali...
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Jun 26th, 2011
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Ministry details concerns over modelling of future impactsAWARE Simcoe June 26 2011The Ontario Ministry of the Environment has filed an objection under the Aggregate Resources Act to the Highland Companies’ mega-quarry application, advising that it would be premature to consider issuing a licence to ...
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Jun 26th, 2011
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Standing room only at AWARE’s mega-quarry meetingBy Kate Harries AWARE Simcoe June 26 2011A crowd of more than 160 people crammed into a church hall in Alliston yesterday to hear the many reasons why people across Ontario should be concerned about the proposed Highland Companies mega-quarry in Melanc...
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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....