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Mar 14th, 2022
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Zoom information meeting March 20th at 7 pm...
Mar 4th, 2022
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Water seeps up and trickles down under the forest canopy of the Simcoe Uplands in fall. | AWARE Simcoe photo The Government of Canada is being asked to take action to protect the purest water known to science. A petition published on the House of Commons website urges that the federal government use ...
Mar 4th, 2022
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Ina and Keith Wood greet supporters after surrendering to police at the Southern Georgian Bay OPP detachment on Aug. 6. Police charged the couple with mischief in connection with the blockade at the County of Simcoe’s Site 41 landfill in Tiny Township. Charges laid against Site 41 protesters – ...
Mar 1st, 2022
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Sue Godfrey outside the Nelson Aggregate quarry at Mount Nemo. “It’s not just about the quarry,” said Godfrey. “It’s about protecting this biosphere for generations to come.”  JOHN RENNISON / THE HAMILTON SPECTATOR From the Toronto Star, February 25, 2022 By Noor Javed Every day for the past 35 years...
Feb 24th, 2022
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Virtual meeting Tuesday March 1st at 12:00...
Feb 17th, 2022
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By Joan Mizzi-Fry, Ramara Legacy Alliance 11,000 video taped reasons to stop a new quarry, OLT hearing starts February 22, 2022 RAMARA, ON – On Tuesday, February 22, 2022, the Ontario Land Tribunal will convene via video a land use hearing to evaluate the application of Fowler Construction Limi...
Feb 13th, 2022
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The groundwater in Elmvale, Ont., is believed to be the cleanest in the world, but some residents and scientists are worried about the impact of nearby quarries. They are fighting for answers and accountability. Watch the TV documentary from CBC’s the National here. Also read the article: CBC N...
Feb 7th, 2022
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More than 1500 people have signed the DAMN! petition (Demand A Moratorium Now!), calling for a moratorium on all new gravel mining approvals in Ontario. Have you? Sign The Petition  Imagine the impact we could make together if we can get 5,000 people to show the Reform Gravel Mining Coalition some lo...
Feb 1st, 2022
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Join the DAMN! Campaign We Demand A Moratorium Now on all new applications for gravel mining in Ontario, including interim orders and site plan amendments for mining below the water table or that increase licensed tonnages. The purpose of a moratorium is to allow time to conduct a broad consultation ...
Jan 30th, 2022
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The unique water from the Alliston Aquifer Complex comes through artesian flows and springs with nearly imperceptible concentrations of contaminants such as chloride, nitrate, phosphate and various other trace elements. Photo Credit: By kozorog, stock.adobe.com From Environmental Science and Engineer...