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A Quarry That’s Hidden No More

This is a guest post by Linda Sword, a member of the board of Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC). The proponent called it the “Hidden Quarry”. But the people who live in Guelph Eramosa and Milton refused to let it hide.  The 100-acre property of woodland and wetland on Highway 7 east of Guelph between Rockwood
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The Lincoln MKZ: A Great Drive

Report and review by Chris Miller. On Saturday June 11 Bethel Hospice together with Fines Ford Lincoln dealership in Bolton arranged an interesting fund raising event. Between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., for everyone who registered to test drive a Lincoln product, the dealership would donate $50 to the hospice. The hospice needs to raise
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Bargains & Wow Cars at Toronto Spring Classic Car Auction

By Chris Miller This amazing event was held at the International Centre in Mississauga from April 29th to May 1st 2016. As you can see from the photos there are varied  vehicles. Note the photo of a large ‘60s American convertible next to a ‘50s British MG, from the sublime to the ridiculous. There were
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Choose the Best Christmas Tree

By Shelley McKay, Director of Communications & Development, Forests Ontario Forests Ontario would like to encourage Ontarians to purchase real, locally-grown trees. After all, a real tree is the better environmental choice. It seems that many Ontarians agree. Nearly half (48.3%) of respondents in a recent Ontario-wide poll chose real Christmas trees as the environmentally friendly
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Oppose GTA West Corridor

This is a letter to the editor calling for opposition to the GTA West Corridor that would go through Caledon and Halton Hills. At the Town of Caledon municipal candidates’ meeting in Caledon East last fall, an audience member asked the prospective mayoral and council aspirants their views on the GTA West Corridor. To her
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Niagara Falls Proposes to Reduce Niagara Escarpment Plan Area

On May 12, 2005 the Council of the City of Niagara Falls as part of its input for the 2015 Co-ordinated Review, (of the Growth Plan, Greenbelt Plan, Oak Ridges Moraine Plan and Niagara Escarpment Plan) made a surprising recommendation. Its brief which was sent into the province as part of the public comment period,
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Cup and Saucer One of Best Places to Visit in Ontario

Escarpment Biosphere Conservancy (EBC) is proud to announce that our Cup and Saucer Reserve and Hiking Trail on Manitoulin Island has been named as one of the best places to visit in Ontario by the Canadian Automobile Association. The Cup and Saucer provides 12 km of cliff-top walks and an “adventure” trail with caves and ladders.
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Open Up Your Living Space with Screens

Summer time & the living means bugs! Here is some info from our advertiser Phantom Screens: Homeowners often put a great deal of thought, money and effort into selecting the doors and windows for their home, yet don’t give screening these openings a second thought!  Sunlight and fresh air are two of the most important
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OMB Denies Rockfort Quarry Application: CCC Applauds

Here is an important statement in response to the news that the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) has denied the Rockfort Quarry application:      The Coalition of Concerned Citizens of Caledon applauds the OMB decision having to do with the James Dick Construction Limited Rockfort Quarry application for an open pit dolostone mine at Winston Churchill and
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Proposed Keppel Quarry Expansion: Alarming Issues

This is a guest posting by Dennis Shouldice, a Georgian Bluffs ratepayer with a local concern that seems to be repeated all along the Niagara Escarpment. At Escarpment Views, we let citizens and community groups express their concerns and issues. Please add your comments after you’ve read Dennis’s opinion. The Niagara Escarpment is a valuable
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