- Published on Monday, 15 April 2013 21:49
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On April 10, 2013, Amaranth Township passed a motion to support Melancthon Township's resolution dated Mar. 7, 2013 to resume the ARA (Aggregate Resources Act) Review.
Click here, to see documents.
- Published on Friday, 22 March 2013 15:49
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Remember Matteo Zamaria, the Orangeville District Secondary School (ODSS) student, who had created a petition opposing the proposed quarry in Melancthon?
Read more about his petition.
Gail Campbell and Matteo Zamaria with the Youth Award. Photo by C. Zamaria
His efforts were noted and recognized by the Credit Valley Conservation Authority.
Yesterday, March 21, 2013, Matteo received the Young Conservationist Award
in recognition of his leadership in raising youth environmental awareness and increasing community involvement in environmental initiatives.
Click here and scroll down to see photo of all award recipients.
Read more about the CVC Awards.
- Published on Tuesday, 12 March 2013 08:16
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Melancthon Landscape is Posted on TVO Agenda website
What is rural Ontario? Is it a Statistics Canada definition? Is it a culture? Is it farmland that is gradually being swallowed by suburban sprawl? When we talk about rural Ontario are we sure that we're all referring to the same place? We’d like to know what you think rural Ontario is.
J.D. Black's potato field, Melancthon
Photos by Natalia Shields
I entered the Melancthon Potato Field Tree into the prestigious annual SNAP photography competition and fundraiser for ACT and it was accepted for the Silent Auction.... I was surprised by the emotional response that viewers had to the photo. An old maple tree standing guard over a humble potato field... Perhaps the recent anti mega quarry battle served to remind us that Ontario farmland is important and we came very close to losing a huge tract of that precious land. --Natalia from Toronto
The anti megaquarry fight in Melancthon Township over the past 2 years inspired me to join the group Artists VS the Megaquarry... As a photographer and a farmer's daughter, I felt it was my cause as well... the bottom line is all farmers in Ontario are engaged in the same endeavour...to produce food for Ontarians. That endeavour creates connections not only between all the farm communities but also with their urban neighbours who enjoy the food they produce. --Natalia from Toronto
TVO The Agenda website https://pinterest.com/TheAgenda/your-rural-ontario/
- Published on Monday, 25 February 2013 15:45
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The Orangeville Banner reports on the ‘Taters Not Craters’ dance that took place last week to celebrate the defeat of the Melancthon quarry. Council of Canadians organizer Mark Calzavara spoke at the February 16 event in Honeywood, Ontario.
Performers at the dance included members of Our Lady Peace. According to the news story, drummer Jeremy Taggart grew up in nearby Mansfield and became involved in the fight against the mega-quarry when told about it by a childhood friend. Musician Tom Barlow also performed at the dance with a special song about the community’s fight to save its farmland. Hobo Wally, Danny Beaton, Ed Roman, Grand Canyon, the Hamilton-based alternative country rock band Harlan Pepper, and the square-dance group Heaslip & Band were also there.
The newspaper notes, “The dance celebrates The Highland Companies withdrawal of its application for a licence to mine 2,316 acres of land for limestone in Melancthon, as well as the North Dufferin Agricultural Task Force’s second mission for an overhaul of the provincial Aggregate Resources Act.”
By Brent Patterson, Wednesday, February 20th, 2013
Posted on the "Council of Canadians" website
- Published on Sunday, 24 February 2013 17:35
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THE SECOND ANNUAL TATER AWARDS!
The Oscars may have red carpets, glitzy dresses and tuxedos....but we have the Taters!
To those new to the campaign, the Taters were launched last year to honour the many journalists, bloggers, filmmakers and musicians who have told the story of our fight to stop the Highland mega quarry. The Tater is a Golden Spud (a spiffy Mr. Potato Head!) representing the potato fields we sought to protect.
Click here for the list of winners. We've included links to all of the top videos, articles and blogs! Enjoy!