Feb 16th, 2018
Vicki Monague By Kate Harries AWARE News Network The Ontario government has extended by two months the comment period on an application by CRH Canada Group for a 10-year renewal to its permit to take water (PTTW) at the Dufferin Aggregates Teedon pit. The pit is on the French’s Hill recharge area for...
Feb 1st, 2018
Mayor George Cornell By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Tiny Township residents as well as members of council expressed concerns Monday about an application by CRH Canada Group Ltd. for a renewal of a permit to take water at its Waverley Teedon Pit. Councillors requested a report from their engineer...
Jan 26th, 2018
by Brad Pritchard Alliston Herald Nelson Aggregates has succeeded in its bid to develop a new gravel pit in Adjala-Tosorontio. A written decision released Jan. 26 by the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) recommends the province issue the company a Class A aggregate licence to operate the pit at 5556 and ...
Dec 11th, 2017
From Kate Harries blog AWARE News Network The following is an analysis by Wellington County of the impact of mass appeals of aggregate site property taxes launched across the province in the last few years by the Ontario Stone, Sand & Gravel Association, which reached a settlement with the Munici...
Dec 11th, 2017
The anger was palpable. It came from residents of Oro-Medonte, Adjala-Tosoronto and Tiny. They were among 40 people from around the county who attended a workshop at the Oro Station community hall last week. The event was organized by Environmental Defence to get feedback on the “responsible aggregat...
Dec 6th, 2017
AWARE Simcoe note: Cornerstone Standards Council has responded to concerns raised by Gravel Watch Ontario in a letter circulated to municipalities across Ontario. Here is a link to the GWO letter and some other information. Here is the Cornerstone letter: RE: Gravel Watch Ontario Correspondence Regar...
Nov 27th, 2017
AWARE News Network AWARE Simcoe note: there’s disagreement among environmentalists over the Cornerstone Standards Council, which claims to be an “independent, impartial, transparent, consistent and rigorous process” to confirm whether aggregate sites meet its standards.To date, four...
Nov 10th, 2017
From Environmental Defence Environmental Defence is hosting a workshop and free dinnner: When: Tuesday December 5 20017 5:30-8:30 pm Where: Oro Station Community Hall, 31 Ridge Road East, Oro Station, ON We will: -Share information about Cornerstone Standards Council Responsible Aggregate Standard, a...
Nov 10th, 2017
Mark Calzavera of the Council of Canadians addresses the crowd at the Wyebridge Community Centre – Melanie Robitaille photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Simcoe County Warden Gerry Marshall did not reply to a request from Council of Canadians representative Mark Calzavera that he step back...
Nov 7th, 2017
County Warden and Liberal candidate Gerry Marshall at the water walk potluck -AWARE Simcoe photo By Kate Harries AWARE News Network Air and water were quite calm when the water walkers gathered in the dark by Georgian Bay at Cedar Point. The light crept up and just above the horizon a narrow band of ...