Friday, November 1, 2013

HOT TIME IN THE OLD TOWN THE OTHER NITE

http://923thedock.com/archives/29811

Thursday, October 31, 2013

THANKS FOR NOTHING-AND STAY TUNED FOR THE NEXT CALL TO ACTION BY NDACT


Donna T:
 
Two years ago, during the last provincial election, the Ontario government ordered a review of the outdated and flawed Aggregate Resources Act because of the concerns raised about the proposed Highland Mega Quarry.
 
Public hearings were held in the spring of 2012. Many of you will remember the struggle we had to ensure those hearings were open to agricultural stakeholders, and the energy they spent preparing their excellent presentations. As well, many of you will recall the "tour" the Standing Committee on General Government took of the proposed Mega Quarry site from the seats of a bus. 

Over the past few months, the Committee regrouped and completed writing its recommendations for possible changes to the ARA. Those recommendations were released this afternoon and they are disappointing. 

It's a long report - complete with photos of the MPPs at some of the 12 aggregate sites they visited.

It does not contain protection for Ontario's prime farmland and source water regions.

Instead, the ARA report focuses on rehabilitation of pits and quarries on prime farmland after excavation. 

http://www.ontla.on.ca/committee-proceedings/committee-reports/files_pdf/Legislative%20Assembly%20Aggregate%20English%20Readable.pdf 

Saturday, October 26, 2013

DONNA T. UPDATE

Thanks to Donna Tranquada for being on top of all of this (so I don't have to! ;)

TUESDAY --  NDACT chair Carl Cosack and Food & Water First volunteers attended a Land Over Landings meeting in Claremont to share their experiences from the Mega Quarry campaign. Land Over Landings is trying to protect 13,000-acres of Class 1 farmland from being paved over for a Pickering airport and other development. The gym was packed and there was great enthusiasm for Carl's presentation. Thanks to Mary, Pat, Jim and the Land Over Landings team for making us feel so welcome! It was also wonderful seeing all the Food & Water First lawn signs in the Pickering area! The Durham Region newspaper covered the event.
 
http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/4170615-successful-activists-inspire-pickering-airport-opponents/


WEDNESDAY -- The Orangeville Banner published a story about both Rachel McAdams and Toronto supporting the cause! Toronto Councillor Josh Matlow, who introduced the Food & Water First motion at City Hall, is quoted extensively. 
http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/4170692-rachel-mcadams-toronto-promote-food-and-water-first/


THURSDAY -  The David Suzuki Foundation published a column about Food & Water First by Faisal Moola. DSF was a key supporter in the Mega Quarry campaign and co-organizer of last year's Soupstock. Thanks, Faisal, for this terrific blog! 
http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/panther-lounge/2013/10/food-and-water-first-the-fight-to-protect-prime-farmland-continues/

ONE OF THESE THINGS...

Watch this video and then guess then name the individual who fits in the correct category:
  • One person is gorgeous
  • One person is handsome
  • One person is really tall
  • One person is crusty
And NO ladies, Carl is NOT the correct answer to all of the above.

As always, Jason and Blaine have done a great job!!

http://vimeo.com/77280156

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

BILLIONS AND BILLIONS OF TAXPAYER MONEY, JUST NOT TO PROTECT YOUR FOOD AND WATER


$1.1 BILLION – two cancelled gas plants
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/10/08/liberals_power_plant_cancellations_cost_11b_auditor_general.html

$1 BILLION – e-health scandal
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ehealth-scandal-a-1b-waste-auditor-1.808640

$700 MILLION – ORNGE scandal
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/ornge-overspending-slammed-by-ontario-auditor-general-1.1150507

$200 MILLION – surplus wind power
http://www.thestar.com/business/2013/02/26/surplus_wind_power_could_cost_ontario_ratepayers_up_to_200_million_ieso.html

BILLIONS & BILLIONS – cost of wind energy
http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/straighttalk/archives/2013/09/20130913-073021.html


 

THE MESSIAH????

Man, I knew I loved turtles.

I had no idea how much.

Nor did I ever imagine the majestic, eons old turtle, dinosarian you could say, might be our messiah/saviour, etc. against wind turbines.

Recently there was a sighting of the threatened species, the Blanding’s Turtle (Emydoidea blandingii).

There has never been a reported sighting in this part of the province until now.

The reports required of Dufferin Wind for their Renewable Energy Approval (REA) application filed with the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) did not include any mention of the threatened species, the Blanding’s Turtle.

The company has an obligation to study and then report on the wildlife populations in the project area as part of their application. The MOE and the MNR have an obligation to protect our environment, and follow due process.

Read more: http://windresistanceofmelancthon.com/2013/10/16/threatened-species-found-in-dufferin-wind-power-turbine-project-area/

Thursday, October 10, 2013

16% OPPOSED

Another municipality just passed an unwilling host resolution-unwilling to host wind turbines. That is 16% of all municipalities in Ontario who now have passed an unwilling host resolution. http://london.ctvnews.ca/wind-turbine-unwilling-hosts-list-grows-to-71-municipalities-1.1486795

Friday, October 4, 2013

CAN WE TALK?

Can we talk about the elephant in the room?


You know, the farmers who started the turbine talk and "invited" the turbines into the community.

To start with, I know most of these people and I honestly think they thought they were doing the right thing.

AND do not forget, our elected government was making a very attractive package with OUR own tax dollars.

AND to top it off, wind turbine proponents hire very skilled scam artists I mean "marketing professionals" to sell proposals like farm owned wind power.

I feel the ONLY thing the farmers who opened the door are guilty of one thing-naivety to think they would have the resources to finance the entire project.

I think we all learned something from the quarry battle-stand together as a community-or fall.

And if you don't think the farmers were tricked by a skilled snake oil salesman..think about this.

Seth Klarman, the founder of the billion dollar hedgefund Baupost, one time owner of thousands of prime farmland in Dufferin, someone who is touted throughout the world as a financial genius, was sold a worthless idea (remember that 2,400 acre 200 foot below the water table open pit limestone mine) by John Lowndes. 

John Lowndes for pete's sake.

A Ron Jeremy doppleganger!! (And if you don't know who Ron Jeremy is, don't google his name at work.....just saying.)

PS: psychology studies show that one of the hardest things for the human species to do, is change their opinion once they have made a public declaration in support of something. 

So for those farmers (and individuals) who were championing farm owned power, perhaps you are morally or contractually obligated not to make a public statement against the proposal now, but something you could do, very quietly, is throw some money to Dennis Sanford, who is making great strides at mostly his and his families own personal expense in bringing this proposal to its knees.

Just a suggestion........

Tommorrow-why Food and Water First should be opposing turbines.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

AVAAZ

The Environmental Review Tribunal made a decision to stop turbines at Ostrander Point, Prince Edward County. Ostrander Point, part of a globally significant Important Bird Area, includes areas of imperilled alvar habitat and provincially significant wetland in a major migration pathway for millions of birds, bats and butterflies. It provides habitat for the endangered Blanding's turtle and Eastern Whip-poor-will. The Ontario government is fighting Prince Edward County Field Naturalists successful bid to stop development of Ostrander Point with Industrial Wind Turbines. We need to tell the Ontario Government to give us back democracy. Listen to the decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal and honour it. learn more at www.saveostranderpoint.org Sign the avaaz petition here: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/petition/Save_Ostrander_Point_In_Prince_Edward_County/?erlqsfb

Sunday, September 29, 2013

MINING THE WIND MEANS I WILL HAVE TO MINE FOR THE TRUTH

I have to say, I have been pretty busy single handedly stopping the mega quarry (ha, ha-sarcasm people, calm down) so I haven't been up to speed on the turbine issue.

Doing some research I heard a wind proponent issue a benign statement that they would be mining the wind.

That means, I will have to start mining for the truth.

The one truth I know is we have a Melancthon resident who is making headway in the battle to stop this nonsense.

Dennis Sanford has successfully issued a Charter Challenge, which has never been granted before.

I believe he is pretty much funding this legal battle on his own.  If you want to hop on the train before it pulls into the station with a victory, please consider donating to his cause.

Particularly those individuals who were hoodwinked by Paul Boreham and are now being expropriated and/or sued by the very company which will be situating turbines on their land.

And by the way if anyone knows where this guy is, there are a few people looking for him:



DECOMMISSIONING COSTS

Seems Amaranth has a bylaw in that states all transmission lines from turbines must be buried.  And of course Farm/Chinese owned power is challenging this, so we will see.

The Township of Tiny has a bylaw in place to cover fees, firefighting and decommissioning costs.
http://www.township.tiny.on.ca/ws_par/groups/public/@pub/@tiny/documents/web_content/wspar_042176.pdf

I can't tell what Melancthon has, because there is no simple search function on their website although I hear just recently they passed an unwilling host bylaw.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

"COMING TO A FIELD NEAR YOU???"

Is it true that Bonnefield, the protector of farmland, who purchased 7,500 acres of land from Highlands that had been subject to the mega quarry proposal has plans for a new farming operation on 100 acres of land? A solar farm seems to be the rumour on the street. That didn't take long.

Monday, September 23, 2013

WIND RALLY REASONS AND RATIONALE

Why should you attend the Wind Rally Wed nite at the Shelburne arena at 7.30 pm?

Because turbines are bankrupting this province.

And we are still paying off the hydro debt from BEFORE:

When will we be done paying the old debt, before the Green Energy Act was introduced?

No, no, NOT when hell freezes over, but almost....


The unfunded liability has declined for seven consecutive years. It is $6.0 billion less than the initial unfunded liability on April 1, 1999, when the former Ontario Hydro was restructured. Total debt and liabilities are $29.3 billion, down from the $38.1 billion inherited by the Corporation from the restructuring. The stranded debt will likely be defeased between 2015 and 2018, the same range that was reported in last year’s Annual Report, and the Debt Retirement Charge (DRC) is expected to end after defeasance and no longer be charged on consumers’ bills.


Sunday, September 22, 2013

LOCAL MAKES GOOD AND HEADWAY AGAINST TURBINES

A very very important development has occured with respect to the local turbine issue.

Dennis Sanford, who has been a long time advocate against turbines-since the very first phase went in when the local council of the day still had the ability to STOP these things but chose to accept money from the developers instead of saying NO, has, at mostly his own expense, been successful at filing a constitutional relief.  Simply put, it means that the Renewable Energy Project,( in particular, Dufferin Wind Power’s Project,) violates constitutional rights of citizens.

Until the issue has been heard, no turbines.

http://windresistanceofmelancthon.com/2013/09/09/ert-panel-accepts-constitutional-challenge-filed-by-melancthon-resident/

Well, I hear you say, why are the Chinese still trucking these things to the STRADA pit in anticipation of construction?

Its kinda like the gas plant situation. 

Once the Liberals announced they would be stopping the gas plant in Oakville/Mississauga (at TAXPAYERS expense) the company continued construction.

Why?

Well because thaty way the company could keep incurring expenses until a deal had been negotiated to legally cancel the construction contract.

Which meant the company could continue to incur costs, for which the TAXPAYERS would have to pay for cancellation.

So make no mistake, this is NOT a done deal, but every day the government of the day delays the cancellation, the costs to the TAXPAYERS increase. 

In another weaker, but telling development, the Mayor of Shelburne, a long time strong liberal supporter, has called for the Liberals to stop the Chinese turbine project. 

Good for him.

Read all about it: http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/4086724-shelburne-mayor-asks-premier-to-cancel-wind-turbine-projects/


Monday, September 16, 2013

350

How much is 350.00?

350 marshmallow peeps would be alot...to eat...and then probably throw up

350 bales of hay is alot of lifting

350 books is alot of reading

350 miles is a long walk...well you get the drift.

Then think about 350 acres of farm land.

If one acre can feed one person for a year that means 350 acres can feed 350 people annually.(Source:http://www.farmlandlp.com/2012/01/one-acre-feeds-a-person/)

Which makes this statement astounding:

Sadly, Ontario is losing so much farmland to development that it threatens our ability to enjoy local food. We lose approximately 350 acres of farmland every day. This is not sustainable.               
We need farmland to grow food. Yet we continue to pave over prime farmland because of poorly planned growth. The bottom line is, we can't eat subdivisions, quarries, highways or pipelines.
http://www.orangeville.com/opinion-story/4070414-we-can-t-eat-subdivisions-quarries-highways-or-pipelines/

Losing 350 acres of farmland a day equals 128,000 acres a year.  In Ontario, we are losing the ability to feed 128,000 people a year.

Sunday, September 15, 2013

WIND RALLY


Fundraising / Information Meeting
Wed. Sep. 25, 2013      7:30 – 9:00 PM

 Are you concerned about:

·          rising electricity rates?

·          a 230 KV power line through Shelburne?

·          a 230 KV power line near a public school in Shelburne?

·          a 230 KV power line along the Dufferin County rail corridor?

·          more wind turbines in Dufferin County?

·          lack of municipal control over Renewable Energy Projects?

Guest Speakers.

Attend and make your voice heard!

Wednesday September 25, 2013  

 LLL Centre Dufferin Recreation Complex, 200 Fiddle Park Lane, Shelburne;  upstairs in the Town and Country Room

Saturday, September 14, 2013

STEP RIGHT UP FOLKS-GET PAID FOR DOING NOTHING

Ontario will start paying wind power generators not to produce electricity, but the government says the move will actually save ratepayers big bucks.

Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli says the system operator can now order wind producers not to generate power, and will pay them — just as it pays Bruce nuclear — not to produce electricity when it’s not needed.

The Progressive Conservatives say paying wind power producers with 20-year contracts not to generate electricity shows the Liberals’ green energy act “is a failed social experiment.”
 
Using the Liberals math, by paying individuals NOT to produce electricity ratepayers will save big bucks.  SO why not pay people NOT to construct the turbines and double the savings?
 
Step right up folks, I have some swampland in Florida...
 



ARGGGGGG!!!!


Sunday, September 8, 2013

YOU GOTTA READ THIS BLOG

Not that I am directing people away from this profoundly interesting, well written and clearly unparalled well researched  blog, but you gotta read this blog.

http://stonecoldtruth2011.wordpress.com/

Saturday, September 7, 2013

HOKEY SMOKES, I AGREE WITH MAYOR HILL

Now calm down people, the sun rose in the east this morning and will set in the west, despite this love in festival.

What is the point of agreement?

Orangeville Hospital is requesting the County of Dufferin waive $2 million in taxes so they can put that money toward "bricks and mortar".

Dufferin taxpayers already fund the operating budgets for Wellington-Dufferin-Guelph Public Health (WDGPH) and Dufferin Emergency Medical Services (EMS), to the tune of more than $4.6 million in 2013.

Mayor Hills objections are offset by the fact (and no argument here) that ":Headwaters is a “phenomenal” supplier of health care to the people of Dufferin. “First-class people, first-class organization.”"

His arguments include obligating the next term of county council to the tune of $500,000 for each of the next three years and the fact that health care if the responsibility of the PROVINCIAL government.

MY arguments include the fact that the County wants to upload Hwy 9 to the Province and complains about provincial downloading, but funding healthcare at the municipal level is another form of downloading. 

And the hospital pays, I would suspect a nice salary, to a full time fundraising position.  So, fundraise, NOT on the taxpayers backs.

Additionally, if they are going to put an ask on the table, they should be approaching Peel Region, as I would suggest that more than 50% of emergency cases are from Peel-as they waiting time for ER services in Brampton are off the scale.

AND finally, there ARE people who live outside of Orangeville and they include those in Mulmur, Mono, Melancthon, etc. etc. you know, all those other lower tiers in Dufferin.  I would suggest that a great number of those people use hospitals in Arthur, Mount Forest, Collingwood, Alliston and Markdale and more.

So why fund one and not the others?

Read the article here: http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/4061763-orangeville-hospital-to-put-2m-request-on-county-table/

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

BEE THERE

Bees In Decline
Saturday, September 21, 2013, from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm.
Horizons Event Centre, Mono Plaza
Presented by the (MC)² Environment Committee and in co-operation with the Ontario Beekeepers' Association, this important event is about all things "bees".
Speakers, handouts, activities, vendors, and more ...
View the flyer here (301KB).
 
 

Monday, September 2, 2013

NOT A NICE WAY TO DIE

Dave Schuit, who runs a honey operation in Elmwood, Ontario says he's lost more than 600 hives -- that's more than 37 million bees -- in 2012 alone. 

"This is how they die,” Schuit explained to The Toronto Star, pointing with a broad hand to a bee that’s gone haywire, flailing erratically in the grass. “Their tongue sticks out and the venom drips out their backside.”
http://www.theweathernetwork.com/news/articles/elmwood-ontario-apiarist-devasted-at-sudden-loss-of-more-than-600-hives/8920/

Sounds kinda like the mad cow disease of the honeybee.

So, what is killing them?  Apparently something called neonicotinoids insecticides: thiamethoxam, imidacloprid and clothianidin. 

And what do we use these insecticides for?  To control pests/bugs on oilseed crops, all maize crops, and any cereal crops sown between January and June.  Neonicotinoid seed treatments are used in winter and spring oilseed rape (OSR) to control cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB), flea beetle, peach-potato aphid (which transmits turnip yellows virus (TuYV)) and turnip sawfly.  Unfortunately the "good bugs" the bees, also get targeted in the sweep and destroy mission to eliminate the pests by use of pesticides.

I have searched on alternatives to the use of these pesticides on crops, but not much is available.

Why are bees and animal pollination important to the world? 

Around 90 agricultural crops - representing one third of global food production volume - are dependent to some extent on animal pollination.  Foods and beverages produced with the help of animal pollinators include almonds, apples, blueberries, coffee, melons and soybeans.
http://www.smartplanet.com/blog/science-scope/honeybee-decline-spells-trouble-for-our-food-supply/6697

The problem was so concerning in Europe that effective December 1, 2013, they banned the production and use of these insecticides for a two year period.

Now the manufacturers of this pesticide, Bayer and Syngenta are suing the government for banning the pesticide to save the bee.

Why?  Money of course. 

In 2012, Syngenta’s seed care sales increased and exceeded 1.1 billion USD. Thiamethoxam is a key substance in this financial result.
http://www.eureporter.co/magazine/2013/08/28/neonicotinoids-ban-syngenta-and-bayer-sue-european-commission/

Now that stings......

Sunday, September 1, 2013

KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE

If you know in your heart your cause is true, keep your eye on the prize and don't let the naysayers convince you otherwise...

COMPROMISE - Orangeville Citizen 2013
http://www.citizen.on.ca/news/2013-08-29/Editorial/A_compromise_should_be_possible.html
In the absence of any evidence as to harmful health effects, we think one reasonable compromise would be that the 230-kv line should be buried only in any area where it passes within 500 metres of a residential area.

COMPROMISE - Orangeville Citizen 2009
In the circumstances, perhaps the best course for NDACT will be to strive for a compromise under which Highland will be barred from having an operation that occupies more than 100 of its 6,000 acres and is encouraged to move the aggregates by rail, not trucks on County 124.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

SUPPORT A FOOD AND WATER SUPPORTER

SPIRG, a Food and Water First supporter is a the group who is battling their own local government (Southgate/aka Dundalk) to stop a crap plant being constructed adjacent to a school and subdivision on lands that aren't properly zoned for that use will be co-hosting a giant yard sale at # 773126 Hwy 10.

This just south of the road that goes to Proton Station.

As this is a ‘moving’ sale, there will be a large selection of household goods and appliances and perhaps some farm equipment available.  

The owner has generously offered to share the proceeds with SPIRG.

We are also accepting donations of goods to be sold at this sale and offers to volunteer at the sale.

Sale will run starting Friday August 30 at noon, Sat. Aug 31 and Sun. Sept 1 from 8 – 5 and if necessary on Mon. Sept 2 until noon.

If you wish to donate goods, they can be dropped off at the sale sight during the week of the sale as there is indoor storage. 
 
To volunteer your services to work at the sale please contact dprier@golden.net.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

WELL MAYOR ROBBING ADAMS HAS MORE THAN TRAIN TROUBLE NOW

Orangeville residents aren't happy about a proposed aggregate operation located one km south of Orangeville...

http://www.citizen.on.ca/news/2013-08-15/Front_Page/Melville_pit_proposal_said_bad_for_Orangeville.html

Saturday, August 24, 2013

TURBINE TALK

Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne said municipalities will be consulted before major projects proceed“It’s true that there’s not a veto power involved in this process, but we always have to balance the greater good with the local good,” Wynne said. “I hope it meets the needs of the municipality but we’re going to work on it.”  http://www.lfpress.com/2013/05/30/ontario-premier-kathleen-wynne-says-municipalities-will-be-consulted-before-major-projects-proceed

"Consultation"
According to the thesaurus it also means discussion / talk / session / conference / meeting / sounding

I can't find anything in the thesaurus where it means, expropriation, lawsuit, bullying, roughshod, skirting the regulatory framework......you get the drift.

However, DWP is insistent that portions of the line be overhead, and has indicated that it will not negotiate with the county unless it is to be built in accordance with plans approved in its “leave to construct” from the Ontario Energy Board ( OEB).
http://www.citizen.on.ca/news/2013-08-22/Front_Page/County_demanding_burial_of_entire_230kv_line_DWP.html

Mayor Hill said in his letter and in an interview that DWP, unlike other wind companies dealing with the township and landowners, has simply ridden roughshod over anyone in its path.   He says DWP has been unwilling to discuss the concept, let alone negotiate.
http://www.citizen.on.ca/news/2013-08-15/Regional_News/Melancthon_mayor_Hill_stunned_by_effects_of_flawed.html

What is interesting about their declared start date is that there are still a number of major issues to resolve in the only 11 days remaining until August 12.
As of this date, there is no agreement with the County regarding the use of the rail lands, nor has their action to expropriate the County lands (as well as the private land owners along the corridor) been successful or withdrawn.DWP has also made a request to the OEB to allow them to expropriate portions of the lands of three current leaseholders in their project, who were not compliant in the negotiations regarding routing of the transmission and distribution lines inside the project. This has not been resolved as of this writing.
http://www.citizen.on.ca/news/2013-08-08/Letters_to_the_Editor/Major_issues_need_to_be_resolved.html

Friday, August 23, 2013

MAGICAL DAY CELEBRATE FOOD AND WATER FIRST AUGUST 18, 2013

Celebrate Food and Water First - Sunday August 18

CARL AND COMPANY-wagon rides

BIG WHISKEY-LOCAL FOOD AND LOCAL BAND
 
FATHER GOOSE-AKA BILL LISHMAN

GPS TOUR
 
STEVE & KATE MARTIN
ARMSTRONG FAMILY FARM-FROZEN MEAT
 
 
FATHER GOOSE - FOOD AND WATER FIRST

CROWD ENJOYING THE SPEECHES

 CARL GIVING HIS INSURANCE AGENT
A HEART ATTACK
 
 
 
FOOD FIGHT IN HONEYWOOD
While Premier Kathleen Wynne, who also serves as Minister of Agriculture, did not accept an invite to the celebration, she sent a letter of appreciation to NDACT.
“I appreciate the passion you all bring to this very important issue,” she wrote. “I believe as premier we can balance our need for aggregate resources while ensuring we protect our farmland.” 


SYMBOLIC FLIGHT FOR FOOD AND WATER
http://www.thecreemoreecho.com/2013/08/a-symbolic-flight-for-food-and-water/
Last Sunday’s Celebrate Food & Water First event culminated with a fly-by and landing by Bill Lishman, the ultralight pilot who famously led flocks of geese and storks on migratory routes throughout the United States.

PROTECTING SOURCE WATER AND PRIME AG LAND
http://www.shelburnefreepress.ca/?p=3321
As many as an estimated 1,500 Food & Water First supporters kept things alive at North Dufferin Recreation Centre (Honeywood arena) Sunday as North Dufferin Agriculture and Community Taskforce (NDACT) provided space for 52 indoor vendors as a sort of “thank you” event. Mr. Cosack is the spokesman for NDACT and was chairman of Sunday’s event. NDACT is currently following through on its quarry victory by promoting a concept of Food and Water First for all rural planning.

Monday, August 19, 2013

WATER DEAL UNDER REVIEW...

Well, looky here:

Ontario's Environmental Review Tribunal is set to review an agreement between Swiss food corporation Nestle and the provincial government.

The Ministry of Environment and Nestle reached a deal in February that would allow water to be withdrawn from an underground water source near Wellington County, Ont., about 40 km north of Guelph, during low water conditions.
 
The agreement came after Nestle appealed a Ministry of Environment ruling that gave the company a new five-year term but required them to reduce their water withdrawal during times of drought. 

The tribunal says in a written decision that removing conditions requiring Nestle to restrict its water intake during droughts is not within the public interest.
http://toronto.ctvnews.ca/controversial-water-deal-between-nestle-ontario-government-under-review-1.1413937

That is the key in any lobbying or attempt to change provincial legislation-what is the public or provincal interest?



Friday, August 16, 2013

WHEN DID CANADA TURN INTO CHINA??

Today "our" farmed owned wind company aka CHINA is working feveriously on construction of a turbine just west of Redickville on County  Road 21.

I have to admit I am not that up to date on the turbine situation, unlike my keen mind and obviously stellar understanding of the entire mine situation (hahah), but if I am not mistaken I don't believe CHINA has acquired all of the permits required to begin construction.

That may be the way they do things IN China, but I thought IN Canada we have a regulatory framework in place for things like this.  Cause if we don't what the hell are we paying our politicians (and bureacrats) for?

Despite the fact the provincial Liberals have basically given the rubber stamp to these asinine industrial proposals on prime ag land and in rural Ontario, shouldn't CHINA at least have to go through the motions?

And I am choking on this as I am writing this back handed compliment, but here goes:....

At least Highlands didn't start digging their 2,300 hundred acre, 200 foot below the water table, open pit mine, BEFORE they got approval.

AND what the hell is going on at the intersection of Melancthon County Road 17 and 4th line Old Survey?

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

TUNE IN TOMORROW

August 16, 2013 -TOMORROW

Zoomer Radio AM740

11.15 to 11.45

Dale Goldhawk interviews Bill Lishman, Father Goose, about his ultralight flight to Food and Water First Event, and to see them live, don't miss the Celebrate  Event in Honeywood SUNDAY August 18.



For details about the event (bands, speakers, etc) click here:

www.ndact.com








Monday, August 12, 2013

GOT ONE SECOND?

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture is running an on-line poll as part of a weekly feature to see how many folks have heard about Food & Water First.

At last check, only one-third of those participating have heard of us. Let's get those numbers up!  

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