- Published on Tuesday, 19 March 2013 20:58
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Published in "Mountain Life East, The Photography Issue, Spring 2013", pages 52 & 53
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- Published on Sunday, 14 October 2012 15:26
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Our species needs rock, but we don’t have to create massive pits that destroy vital ecosystems, ruin valuable farmland and jeopardize water supplies in the process. Fletcher Creek Ecological Preserve is a good example of a smaller quarry that was turned into a rare wetland and large green space for the public to enjoy.
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By N. Glenn Perrett
Published in the "Sideroads of Wellington" (Fall 2012)
How a small group of farmers, and wealthy weekenders, made the Melancthon mega-quarry protest a cause célèbre
- Published on Friday, 24 August 2012 13:25
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An unexpected casualty of Toronto’s building boom is the sleepy southern Ontario township of Melancthon, where an American hedge fund plans to excavate $6 billion worth of limestone.
Published in "Toronto Life", the Print Edition, August 24, 2012
By Sasha Chapman
- Published on Tuesday, 24 July 2012 11:04
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July 24, 2012, Toronto, ON – The Aggregate Forum of Ontario (AFO) and Socially and Environmentally Responsible Aggregate Canada (SERA-Canada) announced the merger of the two not-for-profit organizations – both focused to date on developing voluntary social and environmental certification systems for the aggregate industry in Ontario. In what Bill Galloway, Senior Vice-President at Holcim Canada Inc. and a SERA-Canada Board Member calls “the right thing to do at the right time” the two organizations will merge their boards to establish a single world-class environmental and social certification system for responsible aggregate extraction, siting and operations in Ontario.
Published in "Aggregates and Roadbuilding, canada's Rock to Road Magazine" July 24, 2012
- Published on Tuesday, 10 July 2012 10:46
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An unexpected casualty of Toronto’s building boom is the sleepy southern Ontario township of Melancthon, where an American hedge fund plans to excavate $6 billion worth of limestone. How a small group of farmers, with the help of powerful, wealthy weekenders, made the mega-quarry protest a cause célèbre
BY SASHA CHAPMAN
Published in upcoming Toronto Life Magazine, August edition
MELANCTHON’S WINDSWEPT highlands spread out like a grand table underneath the sky. At 1,700 feet above sea level, southern Ontario’s highest point, the air is different: cool and often foggy, it’s a world away from smog-suffocated Toronto, which lies 100 kilometres to the southeast. The climate is ideal for raising crops, and tens of millions of kilos of potatoes are grown each year in the township’s rich, silty loam. The karst, or fractured limestone, that lies beneath the soil delivers an almost perfect drainage system—no matter how much it rains, crops never flood.