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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...
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May 10th, 2011
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Gravel trucks will head through Alliston to Highway 400 By Brad Pritchard Simcoe.com May 03, 2011 ALLISTON – North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT) spokesperson Carl Cosack is convinced the proposed 2,300 acre open pit limestone quarry in Melanchton Township will do irrepar...
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Apr 28th, 2011
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Banner reporter tags along as the mega-quarry march moved toward Melancthon By Chris Halliday Orangeville.com. Apr 27, 2011 Each time a car, tractor-trailer, or SUV drives by honking their horn, environmental activist Danny Beaton of the Mohawk Turtle Clan hoists his right arm holding his “sacred eag...
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Apr 27th, 2011
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UPDATEDAWARE Simcoe April 27 2010Clarification from Darren White, deputy mayor of Melancthon: The objection process under the Aggregate Resources Act has closed as was expected. What was extended is the comment period on the Environmental Registry of Ontario.  ...
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Apr 26th, 2011
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‘Good engineering ways to ensure it is safe’ – McCullough By MIRANDA MINASSIAN Orillia Packet and Times April 22 2011 ORILLIA — Incineration was a full-blown firestorm nearly 20 years ago. That is when Ogden Martin penned an agreement in principle with council to build an energy-fro...
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Apr 26th, 2011
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AWARE Simcoe April 25 2011 Dufferin Federation of Agriculture submission to MNR   No extension coming for quarry comments     Locals fight to preserve fresh water (NOW)  Activists embark on five-day walk   Caledon joins opposition to Melancthon pit     Huge quarry plan raises water concerns  Southgat...
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Apr 26th, 2011
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Release from Ontario NDP - April 21 2011 NDP Leader Andrea Horwath today urged the McGuinty government to extend the period of consultation on a controversial mega-quarry north of Shelburne....
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Apr 24th, 2011
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Farmers and First Nations on third day of a five day march against hedge fund mega-quarryOrangeville - Shelburne - Jim Black's potato farm, Melancthon 24 April 2011 Orangeville, ON-A group of protestors on a five day march against a proposed mega-quarry passed the half-way mark of their 119 kilometre...