Posts Tagged ‘Beechwood Road Environmental Centre’

Local Provincial candidates state their position on the Richmond Landfill

June 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Waste management, environmental regulation and enforcement are provincial issues. Permits to expand or create new landfills are issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. These laws and regulations are created and maintained by the province. Therefore the position of the provincial politicians is of critical importance. In preparation for the upcoming Provincial Elections and in collaboration with  Chief... Read more

We are holding an AUCTION!

May 15 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Are you moving or downsizing? The Concerned Citizensare still fundraising until the threat of a mega landfill in Greater Napanee is over.   Please help us reach our goal by donating items to an auction to be held this summer.   We accept: Furniture, china, glass, “collectibles,” newer flat-screen TVs and working laptops – all in good condition.   We cannot accept: Large appliances, mattresses and old computers.   Deadline for collection is June 15th.   Please contact Marilyn Kendall at mkendall321@yahoo.ca or 613-354-1828 to... Read more

Winners of the “Great Getaway” travel raffle announced

January 11 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

We are pleased to announce the winners of the “Great Getaway” travel raffle. The draw was held in Lonsdale on Jan 10, 2018. Mike Bossio drew the winning tickets. All proceeds will go to the CCCTE fund for scientific research and expert analyses used in our battle to protect our community and the environment from landfilling hazards. First Prize: $2,000 travel... Read more

Trump’s EPA Nominee and WM Retained Witness Withdraws

December 14 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Michael Dourson was retained by Waste Management (WM) to appear at as an expert  witness  at the Environmental Review Tribunal.  At the tribunal he testified that 1,4 Dioxane was safe at concentrations 300 times that recommended by the CCCTE witness Dr. Poh-Gek Fohkert. After hearing Dr. Fohkert’s testimony and Dourson’s answers to questions poised by environmental lawyer Rick Lindgren the... Read more

A Garden Party, Book Launch and Fundraiser

December 14 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The following article was published in the Scoop’s December 2017/ January 2018 edition. A Garden Party, Book Launch and Fundraiser By Jeff Whan It was one of those magical fall days when the air is crisp and clear, the sun is warm, and the colours provide the backdrop. We were gathered at the glorious SpindleTree Gardens in the Orangery to celebrate the arrival... Read more

Garden Party, Book Launch, Fundraiser a resounding success!

October 15 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The venue is the gorgeous Spindle Tree Gardens. Thanks to Barry Lovegrove for the beautiful photographs and David Maracle for his evocative music… oh and thanks to our team that made this happen and all of our volunteers, donors and attendees. We raised over $14,000. And a special thanks to Carolyn Butts for her partnership in pulling this together in... Read more

Garden Party, Book Launch, Fundraiser on Sunday Oct 1

September 26 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

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The new book “Fighting Dirty” is now available and receives critical acclaim

September 7 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Poh-Gek Forkert’s book Fighting Dirty  is now available. The book has received unprecedented praise: “Fighting Dirty is a primer for citizens’ groups battling against powerful corporations attempting to override sensible environmental planning. But more than that it tells the story of a community of rural agricultural an indigenous peoples pulled together by a need to protect the land they love. It’s well... Read more

10th Anniversary of Minister rejection of Richmond Landfill expansion

November 4 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Ian Munro has written to the editors of our local newspapers, to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the rejection of Waste Management’s proposed expansion, of the Richmond Landfill, by Ontario’s Minister of the Environment. The text of his letter follows:       To the Editor Ten years of prosperity Unbelievably, it has now been exactly ten years since the Minister of the Environment soundly rejected... Read more

Expert hydrogeologist declares the Waste Management investigations of the contamination plume unsatisfactory and severely deficient .

June 2 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

In his report dated May 31, 2016, Wilf Ruland, hydrogeological expert, has described the Richmond Landfill as an “environmental catastrophe”. Mr Ruland has been retained by the Concerned Citizens (CCCTE) to review the work of Waste Management (WMCC) and their consultants as they attempt to find the boundary of the contamination leaking from the now closed landfill. He states “The recent... Read more