REDC Bulletins

REDC Bulletin #29 Early Spring 2017

What’s happened to the “Supply and Demand Study of Aggregate in the Golden Horseshoe”? * Hidden Quarry - Rockwood’s Concerned Residents Coalition is on the march again * Greenwood Pit - Protect Mono is getting ready for the OMB * There’s a 2 year moratorium in Ontario on new water taking permits for bottling plants * How to circumvent the moratorium – not!
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REDC Bulletin #28 December 2016

"They also serve who stand and wait." * More waiting: Hidden Quarry Hearing postponed indefinitely * Show me the way to the next Water Taking Permit * A Moratorium on Water Taking - changing Public Policy
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REDC Bulletin#27 Winter 2016

A new aggregate committee for Caledon? The relationship between Radon Gas and Aggregate * Is there really a couple hundred years of aggregate available in existing licences? Some new watershed videos for you from the Ontario Headwaters Institute
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REDC Bulletin #26 December 2015

Inactivity fee keeps an inactive McCormick Pit proposal alive * Not enough water to supply a growing community, but enough for washing gravel * Why is it so hard to track down permits to take water? To have and have not: the role of community resources in challenging big gravel
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REDC Bulletin #25 Fall 2015

Aggregate stats – where Caledon stands for the period from June 2014-June 2015 * Not your granddad’s multinational... Meet your new aggregate neighbour * The Melville Pit OMB decision – “dry aggregate extraction”? Water issues hold up Alton’s development plans
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REDC Bulletin #24 Summer 2015

Melville Pit OMB Hearing July 13- 24 Caledon East * Is the NEC an endangered species? CVC Natural Heritage Systems Study... a pre-urbanization planning document for Caledon? Hidden Lake Quarry, Rockwood... James Dick Construction applies for OMB hearing * Mining for information... Lake Simcoe Regional Conservation Authority withholds information
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REDC Bulletin #23 Spring 2015

Efficiencies: Will a coordinated review of 4 major provincial plans achieve better and lasting environmental protection? Is this an amalgamation of Plans? – Will it put an end to the Niagara Escarpment Commission? I’ll see your amendment… and raise you one! The Annual Loonie Toonie Garage Sale and BBQ May 2 - Caledon Depot for Food and Water First Signs
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Bulletin #22 Winter 2015

A well engineered end game: Cataract Hills Conservation Area - Foodbelt Expansion in the Greenbelt ... A Ban on Aggregate Expansion in the Escarpment - Ecojustice joins the struggle to protect Ontario’s Endangered Species - Caledon’s newest pit: the Limebeer proposal - Melville Pit: CAMP OMB Hearing Dates
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REDC Bulletin #21 December 2014

2014 municipal elections: will anything change? - The Social Licence to Operate - What is free, prior and informed consent? - Caledon Main Pit, Limebeer Site: the new Lafarge proposal at McLaren and Charleston
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REDC Bulletin #20 Fall 2014

Greenbelt Blues - Snoozing with one eye open… - Was it something we said? keeping communication channels open - Your Vote Counts: achieving effective municipal government
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REDC Bulletin #19 Summer 2014

Aggregate Mergers 2014 - Is there room for interpretation in the Provincial Policy Statement 2014? - The impact of controversial industrial developments on property values - Hidden Quarry: an industry view
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REDC Bulletin #18 Spring 2014

Caledon residents ask if a kettle Lake is being drained - The 2014 Provincial Policy Statement on land use in Ontario: Is the accessory use of Recycled Gravel Plants in aggregate operations “a good thing”? - The Annual Loonie Toonie REDC Garage Sale and BBQ – Saturday May 3, 2014, 8am to noon
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REDC Bulletin #17 Winter 2014

Has the McCormick Pit proposal stalled? - Melville Pit Update - What does Peel’s new haulage routes study mean for Caledon?
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REDC Bulletin #16 November 2013

Caledon Aggregate Stats - Who's minding the store? - Evaluating Risk: Managing Risk - Proximity to Aggregate and Property Values – New Study
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REDC Bulletin #15 September 2013

Infill at Brampton Brick in Cheltenham - McCormick Pit update - Just because it hasn’t been mapped, doesn’t mean it isn’t here - MPP Sylvia Jones Bill 56: Aggregate Recycling Promotion Act - Two activist groups won, 1 lost
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REDC Bulletin #14 May 2013

Blueland Farms documents available online! What should I be looking for? ...check the small print! How does this OPA proposal differ from the 2010 MNR licence application? Is this the final version of this proposal? What next?
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REDC Bulletin #13 March 2013

The McCormick Pit - Developer pursues Amendments to Caledon’s Official Plan: What to expect next; Ontario Update: Infilling Pit and Quarries
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REDC Bulletin #12 January 2013

Aggregate Corridor Update – what’s happening to the McCormick Pit proposal? What’s happening with other groups? More about – Alton: water first or water last: where is the OPA 226 headed?
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Bulletin #11 November 2012

YEAR END ROUND UP: Niagara Escarpment Commission challenges OMB - EBR Consolidated Hearings Board decision; Massive single site aggregate development gets massive public pushback; Alton: Water first or water last: where is OPA 226 headed? Accepting Fill Hauled in from the South
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Bulletin #10 September 2012

Proposals for the McCormick farm, 17736 Heart Lake Road, Caledon Village [WHAT’S NEW? WHAT’S THE SAME?]; Brampton Brick Proposal to modify Rehabilitation Plans at the Cheltenham Site; Broad Powers of Entry under the Clean Water Act
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Bulletin #9 July 2012

REDC monitors McCormick; a useful booklet for property owners with Private Wells; REDC and the Municipal Water Issue; with your help - Phase 1 of the REDC environmental study at the finish line!
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Bulletin #8 - May 2012

Spring Wrap-Up! REDC Benefit at the Alton Mill; Aggregate in the news; Aggregate/Source Protection/Subwatershed Forum Wednesday May 23
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Bulletin #7 - March 2012

Blueland Farms will be applying for new mining licence, Fundraiser:Larry Kurtz at the Alton Mill, "Anyone for a Caledon Water Summit?"
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The Research Behind Bulletin # 6

REDC newsletters contain information that's been carefully researched. Questions about our sources have prompted us to share some of the documentation we investigate before sending the information on to you.
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Bulletin #6 - January 2012

The Future of the McCormick Pit, Fundraiser:Indigo Riff at the Devil's Pulpit Club, The Source Protection Committee and Municipal Well Issues for Alton & Caledon Villages
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Bulletin # 5 - November 2011

NO END IN SIGHT - From Caledon Village to the Town border at Winston Churchill Blvd there is a corridor of licensed quarries and pits, potential pits seeking licenses, as well as properties amassed by gravel operators for which licenses have not yet been applied.
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Bulletin # 4 - July 2011

Lily Frost's Benefit Concert for REDC, progress updates and staying connected.
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Bulletin # 3 - April 2011

REDC Benefit Concert with Lily Frost and José Miguel Contreras, Credit Valley Conservation's Natural Areas Inventory Project,
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Bulletin # 2 - January 2011

Update on Blueland Farms license application and Town Planners review; changes to area of notification.
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Bulletin # 1 - November 2010

New Committee name; Neighbourhood Awareness Barbecue Oct. 16; OMB's denial of Rockfort Quarry license application.
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