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Brent Patterson | As Council of Canadians Ontario-Quebec organizer Mark Calzavara reported yesterday, the proposed mega-quarry in Melancthon, Ontario has been defeated
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David Suzuki | A proposal to build a mega-quarry on valuable farmland in Ontario illustrates the conflict between industry and agriculture. It's also bringing chefs, artists and musicians out for a day of soup.
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Mark Calzavara | This week, the Environment Commissioner of Ontario issued the most scathing criticism I have ever seen from a government watchdog.
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Meg Borthwick | Ontario Farmers, activists and even township councillors created Foodstock to support of the courage by locals stopping the building of a mega-quarry on prime food-producing farmland.
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Meg Borthwick | Activists will have their work cut out for them over the next few years, with the mine appearing to be going on as planned to the size of 2,000 football fields.
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Melancthon Township is due to be the new home of North America's second-largest open-pit mine, digging limestone out of the surrounding countryside.
Meg Borthwick | Melancthon Township is due to be the new home of North America's second-largest open-pit mine, digging limestone out of the surrounding countryside.