Posts Tagged ‘Napanee’

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

“Intervenor funding would help level the plating field” Poh-Gek Forkert

May 3 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Poh-Gek has written an article for the Centre for Policy Alternatives which describes the challenges communities face when mounting opposition to  projects proposed by wealthy and politically savvy proponents and recommends a solution. The resources available to  community groups are constrained by their lack of finances. Proponents enter the fray with huge potential for financial gain and deep pockets while... 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

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

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

Coming Soon! A new book documents our stand to protect our community

August 12 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

Fighting Dirty tells the story of how one small group of farmers, small-town residents, and Indigenous people fought the world’s largest waste disposal company to stop them from expanding a local dumpsite into a massive land fill. As one of the experts brought in to assess the impact the toxic waste would have on the community, Poh-Gek Forkert was part... Read more

Ian Munro writes to the Editor praising the Napanee Council Resolution

May 18 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

To the Editor Last week the Greater Napanee Council passed an important resolution concerning the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre (BREC) mega landfill proposal. Readers will remember the BREC proposal is the second attempt to massively expand the (now closed) Richmond landfill – the first attempt was rejected in November of 2006 for environmental reasons. The resolution noted the significant and long-standing difficulties... Read more

Napanee Council Unanimously Pass Resolution Requesting WM to Withdraw Their Application for New Megadump

April 27 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog, Uncategorized

Napanee Council has passed a resolution which reaffirms the town’s position that they would be an “unwilling host” to the Beechwood Road Environmental Centre (BREC) which is proposed to include a mega-dump located beside the now closed and leaking Richmond Landfill. They are also requesting Waste Management (WM) to withdraw their application and requesting Ontario’s Ministry of the Environment and... Read more

Mike Bossio is awarded ‘Certificate of Appreciation’

December 16 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

As a consequence of his new responsibilities as a Member of Parliament Mike has had to tender his recognition as Chairman. The concerned Citizens’ Committee has awarded him with a ‘Certificate of Appreciation’ to recognize his hard work on behalf of our community. Under his leadership, the Concerned Citizens have steadfastly thwarted two proposals to expand the Richmond Landfill to... Read more