Tag: Mega-Quarry

Foodstock Preview

At Foodstock, a hundred or so chefs from across Ontario (and a few special guests from further away – see the list below) will be cooking for anyone who shows up to hear concerts by artists like Jim Cuddy and Sarah Harmer to show opposition to the proposed Mega Quarry, which is to be dug (literally) next door.

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No Mega Quarry Movie

On September first Ontario Environment Minister announced the proposed mega quarry would be subject to a full environmental assessment, including public hearings. For filmmaker Jason Van Bruggen and his wife Blaine, whose family has owned property near the proposed blasting sites for decades, the assessment is an important victory against the proposed environmental degradation, but just a first step in ensuring the damage from the proposed quarry never comes to pass.

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Chefs Join Fight Against Melancthon Mega-Quarry

On June 28 a crowd packed into Marben restaurant for ‘Downstream-Downtown’, a meeting of North Dufferin County farmers and landowners with Toronto chefs, food activists and citizens troubled by the proposed mega-quarry that would destroy vast amounts of some of Ontario’s best farmland, just an hour or so north of the city.

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Mega-Quarry Threatens Local Food Production

A corporation called The Highland Companies, which is financed by a Boston hedge fund called The Baupost Group, have bought-up thousands of surrounding acres of Class 1 farmland with the intention of mining the largest open pit gravel quarry in the history of Ontario.

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