Billion-tonne mega-quarry to 'improve' the local environment

The comment period on the Mega-Quarry has been extended until July 11, 2011.  To submit formal comments to the MNR’s posting on the Environmental Registry, please visit and search under posting #011-2864. For information about the posting, please contact Mr. Craig Laing, Aggregate Resources Officer, Midhurst District, Ministry of Natural Resources, at 705-725-7532.

Billion-tonne mega-quarry to 'improve' the local environment

By John Werring, Aquatic Habitat Specialist

Imagine digging a hole in your backyard deeper than Niagara Falls (and twice as wide). Heck... imagine having a backyard that big!... Read more »

Great Lakes research season starts up

Sierra Club Ontario is proud to be working with McMaster University's Wetlands Lab as they conduct research on effects of sustained low water levels on the wetlands and wildlife of the middle Great Lakes. Click the title above to see the attached summary of the beginning of two projects we are supporting regarding movement of Northern Pike & Blanding's Turtles.

Harper out of step with majority of British Columbians on oil tankers

British Columbians support oil tanker ban to protect Great Bear Rainforest

For Immediate Release, May 5, 2011

VICTORIA / OTTAWA -- Prime Minister Stephen Harper is seriously out of step with the vast majority of British Columbians on the issue of oil tanker traffic through the Great Bear Rainforest, the Sierra Club said today.

“Prime Minister Harper is dead wrong in his assessment that the people of B.C. do not support calls by other political parties for a ban on crude oil tankers along Canada’s west coast,” said Sierra Club BC spokesperson Caitlyn Vernon. “Opposition to the proposed Northern Gateway project is strong, united and rapidly growing.”... Read more »

Best Way to Protect the Snakes is to NOT Build DRIC

From Daily Commercial News & Construction Data (Markham, ON) published April 25, 2011

Windsor, Ontario parkway fence serves as endangered species protection


Thirteen kilometres of black geotextile fencing has been almost fully installed along the corridor of the Windsor-Essex Parkway, the planned extension of Hwy 401 linking to a new bridge between Windsor and Detroit.

The entire project is known as the Detroit River International Crossing (DRIC).... Read more »

Pickering Airport behind the scenes activities

AN AIRPORT COMING TO FIELDS NEAR YOU?   Land Over Landings, the Ajax-Pickering Board of Trade, the City of Pickering and MP Mark Holland have been demanding for two years the release of the long-overdue Needs Assessment for an Airport on the North Pickering Lands.


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