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Sep 15th, 2021
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By The Blue Mountain Watershed Trust Watershed Trust Members and many other concerned citizens have united to fight the Town of Clearview’s proposed expansion of County Road 26/27, a summer-only road that traverses sensitive Escarpment wetlands. Our last update was March 29 th , so it’s about time to...
Sep 9th, 2021
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See the original Water Watcher’s request for endorsement of their moratorium on gravel extraction here: gravel_moratorium_paper_aug-17-2021. The Climate Crisis Threatens Our Homes Everyone wants to feel safe and secure at home. Home is where we live, a community and natural environment that sur...
Sep 9th, 2021
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David Hopkins (bottom row, left), senior hydrologist at R.J. Burnside & Associates Limited, provided an in-depth look to Tiny council at the problems with a sewage water application within the controversial Teedon Pit operations. By Derek Howard, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter – Midla...
Sep 2nd, 2021
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Midland resident and chair of AWARE Simcoe, Don Morgan From Simcoe.com, August 31, 2021 By Andrew Mendler The preservation and protection of Georgian Bay, local aquifers and the region’s diverse woodlands and wetlands is top of mind for many area residents heading into the federal election. “Unfortun...
Aug 24th, 2021
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Sideroad 26/27, near Duntroon, Ont., seen here in photos prepared for a 2020 Niagara Escarpment Commission report.  NIAGARA ESCARPMENT COMMISSION From the Toronto Star, August 16, 2021 By Betsy Powell, Courts Reporter DUNTROON, ONT.— Narrow, unpaved and barely used, Sideroad 26/27 climbs the Niagara ...
Aug 12th, 2021
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Please sign and share this petition to protect the aquifer that holds the cleanest water in the world. The Teedon Gravel Pit in Waverley used to be a small gravel pit.  Since 2009 they have intermittently been using a well and wash pond to take a combined maximum of 6.8 million litres of water each [...
Jul 28th, 2021
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A aerial view of the Teedon Pit on Darby Road in Tiny Township From Orillia Matters, July 27, 2021 By Derek Howard ‘We’ve had too many proposals that have gone forward in Tiny that have contaminated the groundwater sources,’ says Anne Nahuis There is no water under the bridge so long as t...
Jul 11th, 2021
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Teedon Pit – Community Liaison Tour 2019 A Local Planning Appeal Tribunal (LPAT) Hearing is being held this month on Friday July 23, 2021 at 10:00 AM on the proposed expansion of the Teedon Pit by CRH Canada Inc. on French’s Hill in Tiny Township. They intend to remove gravel to a depth of 10 [&helli...
Jul 3rd, 2021
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The Elmvale Water Kiosk north of Elmvale, Springwater Township, Ontario. Special to the Globe and Mail July 2, 2021 By William Shotyk and Michael Powell William Shotyk and Michael Powell are professors in the department of renewable resources at the University of Alberta. The Village of Elmvale is a ...
Jun 5th, 2021
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Please sign and share the petition using this link: https://www.change.org/p/clearview-township-stop-the-closure-of-county-road-91 Clearview Township is selling County Road 91, one of the region’s busiest east-west thoroughfares, to a quarry for their private use. It is estimated that the sale value ...