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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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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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May 10th, 2011
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Escalating volume of highly toxic mercury being disposed of in household trash By LARRY TUTTLE Counterpunch May 9 2011 Sesame Street broadcasts started nearly two decades after my elementary school years. So like many adults, I watched Sesame Street with my children and grandson. A favorite segment a...
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May 7th, 2011
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By Scott HarrisCouncil of Canadians May 4 2011A major oil pipeline spill first detected on April 29 in northern Alberta has leaked an estimated 28,000 barrels of crude near the Lubicon community of Little Buffalo. The leak, from the Rainbow pipeline owned by a subsidiary of Houston-based Plains All A...
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May 7th, 2011
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By KATE RUSSELL Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin May 3 2011 Ontario’s rural lifestyle and the future of food drew over 150 farmers, planners and economic developers from across the province to a recent rural economies forum. The farmland preservation forum called Renewing Rural Economies was hos...
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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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Liberals have accommodated industry in lowering air quality requirements By Krystyn Tully and Joanna Bull, Waterkeeper.ca Weekly April 26 2011 Would it surprise you to learn that the “effective” new air quality regulations Ontario introduced have been rolled back – weakened – not once, but twice in t...
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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...