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Activist Communique: Two rallies to stop the Mega Quarry

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A U.S. corporation is trying to construct a quarry of over 2,300 acres in Southern Ontario -- a hole deeper than Niagara Falls. Yes, you read that right -- deeper than Niagara Falls.

The Highlands Companies is privately backed by a multi-billion dollar Boston hedge fund and is currently seeking a licence from the Ontario government to operate an open mining pit operation to extract Amabel dolostone (limestone) in the Melancthon township.


Ontario opposition to the mega quarry has been strong. Here are two upcoming demos you can plug into.

In Orangeville:
Sunday July 17, 2011
10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Orangeville Town Hall
87 Broadway @ 2nd Street (Downtown Orangeville)

For updates or to book your seat on a bus please see here.

In Toronto:
Thursday July 21, 2011
12:00 p.m. noon - 1:30 p.m.
Ontario Ministry of the Environment
77 Wellesley Street West

For updates, please see here.


For background information, please see articles:
Activist Communiqué: Ontarians say no to the Mega Quarry
Activist Communiqué: Ontario quarry will be deeper than Niagara Falls

Sign the petition here.

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