Articles for the ‘News’ Category

Municipal Election: Where Do The Candidates Stand?

October 10 | Posted by Jeff | News

The Concerned Citizens have offered to meet and brief all local candidates in the upcoming election. Most have accepted the offer. We have also offered to publish their statements on the issue. The following are direct transcriptions of the statements provided. Any additional statements will be published as they are received.       Robert Dorey – Napanee Mayor More time and more research have... Read more

Stop Expansion Campaign in Municipal elections

October 7 | Posted by Heather | News

As the municipal elections approach The Concerned Citizens Committee are working to make the proposed expansion of the Richmond Landfill the major issue. Most candidates have accepted our offer to have a briefing on the latest developments at the landfill. The support received has been gratifying. Residents of Napanee and neighbouring communities will receive in their mail this poster. Voters... Read more

Steve Medd announces candidacy for Greater Napanee Council

August 21 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

Jim Barber, Greater Napanee News With a passion for his town, its culture and natural environment, Stephen Medd has decided his unique experiences and areas of expertise could be put to good around the council table. Which is why the long-time community organizer and activist has decided to put his name forward as a candidate for the Oct. 27 municipal election... Read more

Ian Munro to run for Napanee Council

July 31 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

Jim Barber, Greater Napanee News A keen observer of the goings-on at Town Hall for a number of years, Ian Munro felt he could make a positive contribution around the council table and has let his name stand for the upcoming municipal election as a candidate for council representing Ward 4. A 22-year veteran of the Canadian Forces, Munro was an Air... Read more

Putting Art to Work – Iris Raffle to STOP the Dump

March 9 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

The Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs have been fighting for 15 years to keep our land and water safe. Waste Management wants to build a mountain of garbage on fractured limestone with a stream running through the middle of the property. It makes no sense, but they are determined to go ahead. We are determined too. We will... Read more

The Whig reports that ‘Group says tests show wells contaminated’

January 20 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

By Meghan Balogh, Napanee Guide Monday, January 13, 2014 6:34:05 EST PM KINGSTON – Recent testing at properties surrounding the closed Richmond Landfill site has found concerning levels of a carcinogenic chemical in groundwater wells on neighbouring properties, says the Concerned Citizens Committee of Tyendinaga and Environs (CCCTE). The elevated levels of 1,4 dioxane discovered in wells on properties south of the Richmond... Read more

Quinte News Reports Toxic Chemicals Leaking From Richmond Landfill

January 20 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

Officials have confirmed that toxic chemicals are leaching from the closed Richmond Landfill site into neighbouring Tyendinaga Township. ** The toxins are close to where a new landfill and recycling centre is being proposed on the Tyendinaga – Napanee border. Both the owners, the concerned citizens of Tyendinaga, the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte, Reeve Rick Philips told a news conference... Read more

‘The Battle Rages On!’ The Scoop Aug-Sept 2013

August 11 | Posted by Jeff | News

The Scoop has been following the landfill issue and in the Aug-Sept 2013 edition published this article. Follow The Scoop on-line at http\www.thescoop.ca The Battle Rages On! We live here because we love it here. We love the natural beauty of our forests and fields, and the clear healthy air and water of our lakes and rivers. Most of us have had a... Read more

Napanee Guide – July 26, 2013 by Megan Balogh ‘Local landfill fight expands to provincial legislation’

August 1 | Posted by Jeff | News

Three groups who have been fighting the Richmond Landfill near Napanee have formally applied to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario to request changes to provincial legislation governing the placement of waste disposal sites. The Concerned Citizens’ Committee/Tyendinaga and Environs (CCCTE), the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte (MBQ), and the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) have jointly filed an Application for... Read more

Napanee Beaver Editorial – July 18, 2013 ‘Landfill debate fast-track’

July 30 | Posted by Jeff | News, The Leaky Land Blog

Last week, opponents to the proposed Beechwood Road Environmental Centre appealed to the Ministry of the Environment, through the Ontario Environmental Commissioner, to change the laws relating to the siting of new landfills. The alterations they’d like to see is a prohibition of new landfills on areas underlaid by fractured bedrock, and a ‘no means no’ provision. Such a provision... Read more