12 results for tag: gravelpit


Save the Date -The Concert At Lyric Pond on Aug 26th

The Aug 26th 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 The Devon Cuddy Band. 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.  

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 STOP the Arbour Farms Gravel Pit! Despite serious concerns expressed by Dufferin ...

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 issue.” Arbour Farms has been pursuing a rezoning of its site and applying ...

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 other aspects of the application, including extraction below the water table and ...

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.

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.

County talking traffic with Arbour Farms

A gravel pit proposed in Mulmur would add about 14 trucks per hour onto Airport Road. That’s only if Arbour Farms hauled the maximum tonnage proposed within its aggregate licence application, or what has been described as the “absolute worst-case” scenario by company principal Adam Krehm. “We expect to operate at 30 per cent of our tonnage, which would yield something slightly more than four trucks per hour,” he said. “It’s a very safe, conservative reckoning of how many trucks will come and go from that pit.” Despite Krehm’s estimate, members of county council have some concerns about the proposal and its potential impact ...

REA Process Faces Charter Test in Shelburne

Environmental Review Tribunal schedules 19-day hearing in Dufferin (Core has been granted Party status at this hearing.) Will the province’s Renewable Energy Approval (REA) process pass a Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms litmus test? Despite objection from the Ministry of the Environment (MOE), Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) has agreed to hear a constitutional challenge to the REA process in Shelburne next week. “That’s the big news. They’re willing to sit and listen,” said Dennis Sanford, president of Wind Resistance Melancthon. “Certain rights have been squashed or ignored through the whole (REA) process and ...

Dufferin Wind Waves the Expropriation Wand

Dufferin Wind Power Inc. has dropped the expropriation bomb. A little more than one week after county council agreed to revisit negotiating a rail corridor easement agreement with the wind farm developer, Dufferin Wind filed for expropriation to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) on Friday (July 19).

Highland Sells Out, and to Canadians…

OTTAWA, Canada, July 16, 2013 – Bonnefield Financial today announced an initial closing of its third investment partnership, Bonnefield Canadian Farmland LP III (“LP III”). LP III received various commitments totaling $100,000,000 from Canadian investors and more capital may be raised in subsequent closings to a maximum of $200,000,000.