Posts Tagged ‘ Town of Greater 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

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 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

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

Celebration!

May 2 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

The Concerned Citizens, supporters and friends gathered to celebrate their many successful milestones at the Waterfall Tearoom in Yarker. The theme was water. They were joined by their friends from the Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte who conducted a very moving Water Ceremony. It was a special evening of thanks, warm friendship, and renewed commitment. Recent successes include the... Read more

Environmental Review Tribunal – Final Arguments – June 22, 2015

June 16 | Posted by Jeff | The Leaky Land Blog

(Napanee). After weeks of detailed technical evidence, the public hearing on the leaking Richmond Landfill Site will conclude next Monday when the parties present their final arguments to Ontario’s Environmental Review Tribunal. The Tribunal hearing will be held on June 22, 2015, starting at 10:00 a.m. in the Tyendinaga Township Recreation Hall, 363 McFarland Road, R.R. #1, Shannonville. The hearing was... Read more