- Published on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 14:01
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November 21, 2012
Due to the many media reports about this great turn in events, we have chosen to post a few lines from each article and their links. Many of the articles are similar, as they are reporting on the same media release from Highland media representative, Lindsay Broadhead.
Those opposed to the project were concerned about losing a massive swath of rich farmland and worried about the quarry’s effect on the water table.
Posted on the "CBC News" website, Nov. 21/12
Read it on Global News: Highland Companies withdraws mega-quarry proposal for north of Toronto
Posted on the "Global News" website, by Heather Loney, Nov.21/12
Acknowledging widespread public opposition, the company behind a proposed mega-quarry at a site north of Toronto has backed down.
In a statement released Wednesday, the Highland Companies announced it was withdrawing its request to develop the project in Melancthon Township.
Posted on the "CTV News" website, Nov. 21/12
It was a plan that sparked plenty of protest and on Wednesday the company behind the Melancthon “mega quarry” in Dufferin County axed the plan.
Posted on the "City News" website, by Shawne McKeown, Nov.21/12
- Published on Monday, 22 October 2012 10:54
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Soup lovers packed Toronto's Woodbine Park on Sunday in a culinary protest against a proposed mega-quarry planned for a site just north of the city.
- Published on Sunday, 21 October 2012 14:26
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Crowds gathered at Woodbine Park to taste the savoury soups of more than 160 chefs and restaurateurs at Soupstock, an event protesting the proposal to build a mega-quarry in southern Ontario.
The event, a follow-up to last year’s Foodstock, raised funds to fight the quarry proposed for a site approximately 100 kilometres northwest of Toronto on Highway 124 near Shelburne.
Published Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012
- Published on Sunday, 21 October 2012 14:17
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TORONTO – Under sunny skies, thousands of people attended Soupstock on Sunday at Toronto’s Woodbine Park.
The one-day culinary event celebrated locally grown food, prepared by over 200 of North America’s top chefs, and drew attention to a proposed mega-quarry north of the city.
Soupstock, the sequel to 2011’s Foodstock, featured 85 different soup stations and a line-up of musical acts and guest speakers, including Blue Rodeo’s Jim Cuddy, guitarist Jesse Cook, and a roster of local indie talent.
- Published on Wednesday, 17 October 2012 12:22
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TORONTO – Local farmers and food growers have donated over 11,000 lbs. of food in support of Soupstock, a large-scale culinary event protesting a proposed mega-quarry north of Toronto.
Truckloads of produce were dropped off at the Evergreen Brick Works in the Don River valley on Wednesday morning, greeted by volunteers and chefs who are participating in Soupstock this Sunday at Woodbine Park.
Over 200 of North America's top chefs will turn local ingredients into original soup creations.
Read it on Global News:http://www.globalnews.ca/canada/feature/6442735279/story.html