Save the Date -The Concert At Lyric Pond on Sunday August 6th at 6PM

The Aug 6th Concert at Lyric Pond is hosted by Melody and Bill Duron and will feature The Jim Cuddy Band, featured guest Andy Maize from the Skydiggers and Jesse Roper. In support of CORE - Conserve Our Rural Environment Challenging inappropriate land use in Mulmur and Melancthon. To order tickets Please download and complete the ticket order form. If you have questions please contact Norm MacEachern by email.    

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STOP the Arbour Farms Gravel Pit on Airport Road

Your community needs your support. Arbour Farms is aggressively pursuing a license to extract gravel and recycle imported material from its property on the east side of Airport Road just south of County Road 21. If this gravel pit is approved, it will result in the addition of possibly hundreds of gravel trucks per day to an already extremely dangerous traffic situation on Airport Road, in addition to noise, dust and other disturbances. CORE, working together with other community organizations, stopped the Highland Farms Mega Quarry in 2012! With your help, we can ...

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Pre-hearing next Wednesday on bid for large Mulmur pit

As featured in the Orangeville Citizen - Members of Conserve Our Rural Environment (CORE), a ratepayers’ organization that “monitors proposed land-use changes in Mulmur Township” will oppose the Arbour Farm aggregate application during a pre-hearing at the Township offices next Wednesday (July 8th). With a goal to ensure new developments are compatible with Mulmur’s rural environment, CORE believes that the application to extract aggregate below the water table from a large pit on the east side of Airport Road south of County Road 21 is a “grave traffic safety ...

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ALERT – Status of Arbour Farms Gravel Pit Application

As spring is in full bloom in Mulmur Township it’s time to update you on CORE’s recent activities related to the Arbour Farms application for a gravel pit license. Status of Arbour Farms Gravel Pit Application As many of you know, Arbour Farms has been aggressively pursuing a rezoning of its site and concurrently pushing its application to obtain a license to extract aggregate from its property located on east side of Airport Road just south of County Road 21. Despite grave concerns expressed by Dufferin County residents related to traffic safety issues (and ...

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Wind Turbine Syndrome, a matter of bad prevention?

Denmark is one of the world biggest producers of wind energy. 30% of its energy production is based on the wind turbines. But are there any consequences to be considered about the noise that these wind turbines produce? Are they harmful for the human health?

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Arbour Farms’ Planning Applications

Arbour Farms Gravel Pit – Airport Road (on the East side, just south of County Road 21) We have successfully kept this application at bay since 2002 and, to date, the Arbour Farms applications have not been formally approved by either Mulmur Township, Dufferin County or The Ministry of Natural Resources. It is important to note that the various applications are under active review and we can expect that they will be referred by the applicant to the Ontario Municipal Board some time in 2015. CORE shares the view of a growing number of concerned Mulmur residents, that, if ...

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Arbour Farms’ Gravel Pit Plan Resurfaces in Mulmur

It isn’t a mega quarry, but it is an application for an aggregate licence nonetheless. “That’s like comparing the elephant to the fly on the elephant’s backside,” said Adam Krehm, principal for Arbour Farms Limited, which is seeking approval of an about 103-acre aggregate licence in Mulmur. “First, we’re not a quarry, we’re a gravel pit,” Krehm explained. “Secondly, we’re not even a hundredth the size of what The Highland Companies was proposing.”

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ERT Panel Dismisses Appeal Against Dufferin Wind Power Project

13-070 BOVAIRD V. MOE Our appeal has been dismissed. ert-decision http://www.ert.gov.on.ca/english/decisions/index.htm

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Environmental Review Tribunal dismisses charter challenge

The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has dismissed a constitutional challenge of the Renewable Energy Act (REA). Dennis Sanford, president of Wind Resistance Melancthon, and the citizen’s group, Conserving our Rural Environment (CORE), claimed the concerns of residents raised during the REA process was ignored by decision makers at the Ministry of Environment (MOE). The ERT agreed to hear their constitutional challenge in Shelburne in August.

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Tribunal Rules in Favour of Dufferin Wind

The Environmental Review Tribunal has upheld ministerial approvals of the 100-MW Dufferin Wind Power (DWP) wind farm in Melancthon. The approvals include not only the turbines but also the 230 kv transmission line along the rail corridor. DWP also has Ontario Energy Board “leave to construct” the power line but lacks agreement with Dufferin County and other property owners for necessary easements, and is seeking permission to expropriate.

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