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"About 100 kms from Toronto, the Highland Companies (shell companies backed by a Boston Hedge fund) are proposing to dig an initial 2,316 acre quarry (roughly half the size of downtown Toronto) on the approximately 8,500 acres they purchased allegedly for the growing of potatoes.
Situated in the middle of the primary highlands of Ontario and bordering on the Niagara Escarpment (a UNESCO Biosphere), the land in question, some of the best food growing agricultural acreage in Canada, is threatened at a time when food supply is more precious than ever."
Farming is in this land. This land consists of Class 1 agricultural soils, the highest class of agricultural soils that you can find in Ontario.
This area is the headwaters of five major rivers where crystal clear water flows south through central Ontario to the Great Lakes and north to Georgian Bay.
"600 million litres, [YES that's 600 million litres] of clean drinking water (the equivalent of 25% of the water consumed daily in Ontario), will be diverted each day, kept in trenches and wells for three days and then returned in an unknown ["re-cycled"] state to the aquifers that feed over a million people in central Ontario... and this will be done forever; generation after generation!
At 200 feet below the water table, this is deeper than Niagara Falls, and it would make this project the largest quarry in Canada."
28,000 people came out on Sunday October 16th to a farmer's field and maple forest in Honeywood Ontario to actively oppose The Highland Companies' proposed quarry.
Foodstock was held on farmlands owned by one of the farmers who did not sell to The Highland Companies, an American corporation that told farmers in and around Honeywood that it wanted the land for planting potatoes and then changed tunes by filing an application to open the largest limestone quarry in Canada.
Nearly 100 chefs from across Canada, as well as artists and musicians including Jim Cuddy, Ron Sexsmith, Sarah Harmer and Lily Frost were in attendance.
To learn more about the proposed project, to oppose the quarry, to make a donation, etc., visit www.ndact.com
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Michelle: 22nd Nov 2012 - 01:07 GMT
A second round of large-scale protesting took place this fall at Soupstock in Woodbine Beach park. More than 40,000 showed up to oppose the mega-quarry.
This morning Highland Companies announced that they're pulling out their application. The mega-quarry is dead!
Nirfa: 14th Apr 2013 - 12:54 GMT
They filmed today June 8th and yesratdey June 7th. They had all of main street in Senoia, Georgia closed off with a huge Zombie Proof wall that was 12 ft high made of scrap metal and tires. Apparently it is suppose to protect a survivors colony. I met Laurie Holden (Andrea) and Sara Callies (Lori) walking on and off the set. Also, big news for Walking Drad Fans, Murrell is ALIVE and will be part of the 3rd Season. I saw him and shook hands with him a few times yesratdey. If you don't remember him, Murrell is the guy Rick hand cuffed to a pipe on the roof of a building in Atlanta in Season 1. Chandler Riggs (Carl) and Steven Yuen (Glenn) were also seen but not by me. I hope this helps some of you zombie fans.
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