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Oct 18th, 2011
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AWARE Simcoe October 18 2011Today, on the 19th day of his hunger strike, farmer Michael Schmidt is personally delivering a letter to Premier McGuinty outlining his demands.Raw milk advocate to face more charges    Health officials seize milkText of letter ...
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Oct 18th, 2011
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UPDATED OCTOBER 22 2011 Everywhere there was song and celebration: Foodstock fights the mega-quarry BY MEG BORTHWICK Rabble OCTOBER 19, 2011 Imagine you are walking through a gold, orange and red canopied autumn woodlot. You’ve got a fragrant, steaming mug of cider to ward off the chill, and as...
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Oct 18th, 2011
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‘Double standard’ serves industry and leaves citizens to ‘fend for themselves’ By Krystyn Tully Waterkeeper Weekly October 17 2011 The Government of Canada announced Thursday that there will be no more funding for the Canadian Environmental Network (CEN). For more than three d...
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Oct 18th, 2011
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COC, CUPE video October 17 2011 A short witty video on the trade deal being negotiated by the Harper government with the European Union. The video features Canadian Union of Public Employees National President Paul Moist and Council of Canadians National Chairperson Maude Barlow. Link ...
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Oct 15th, 2011
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100 of Canada’s best chefs cook up a storm to help Stop The Mega-QuarryNDACT news release October 2011Honeywood, ON – Jim Creeggan, Kevin Hearn and Tyler Stewart of the the Barenaked Ladies have been added to the star-studded cast of musicians who will perform tomorrow, Sunday, October 16 at FOODSTOC...
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Oct 15th, 2011
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Town council to review sign bylaw By Bill Tremblay Orangeville.com Oct 14, 2011 Opponents to the proposed Melancthon quarry may have to find a new way to voice their opinion in Orangeville. Following a single complaint, residents are being asked not to display their “Stop the Mega Quarry” signs on la...
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Oct 12th, 2011
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‘The magic of Honeywood loam’ CBC Radio October 10 2011 Adrienne Arsenault reports for the National on the mega-quarry. Of interest, Joseph Izhakoff of Highland Companies state that they wanted to build a quarry from the start, “So why not say that to people from the get-gp?” ...
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Oct 9th, 2011
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MP discusses issue with IJC chair Joe Comuzzi By WES KELLER Orangeville Banner October 6 2011 Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson has taken the anti-quarry fight to a new level by taking his concerns about its effect on the Great Lakes to the International Joint Commission (IJC), a body established by t...
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Oct 8th, 2011
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By Mary Ormsby Toronto Star A cross-border battle is brewing over 500-year-old bones belonging to some of Ontario’s original inhabitants — a case descendents describe as academic grave robbing. read more ...
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Oct 7th, 2011
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By Jennifer Bain  Toronto Star October 5 2011 We have gathered in the maple forest outside of Toronto to celebrate the land that feeds us and hear about fears for its future. Read more ...