Archive | July, 2011

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12 Jul

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The Melanchton Quarry – Submit your objection before tomorrow’s deadline

10 Jul

The deadline to submit your opinion regarding the mega quarry in Melanchton has been extended to July 11th – that’s tomorrow. This isn’t just a big deal to the people in my community. Aside from the vast environmental damage described in the above video, The Highland Companies have in no way documented or projected the consequences of a failure in their system of dewatering, pumping, and reinsertion of water. If the environmental implications don’t irk you, you might feel concerned about a company from the United States purchasing our farmland under the guise of a Canadian company that plans to develop the province’s largest potato growing operation.

Please submit an objection to the Melanchton mega quarry, no matter how brief, to the Environmental Registry of Ontario tonight. This can be done easily at their website here. It makes me sick that this is happening in the community where I grew up and where my family still lives. It should make you sick as an Ontarian and a Canadian.

It also helps to repost about the quarry so others are informed. If submitting an objection is a bit too time consuming, you can always sign this petition in under a minute: here

Here are a few helpful links if you’d like to read up on the issue:

Quarry info @ The Council of Canadians Blog

Quarry info @ the NDACT website

The Proposal Notice at the Environmental Registry of Ontario website