Now, where were we before all that municipal business came up…? Oh yes, saving the best farmland in Canada from an unnecessary airport! We’re so please to see that the new mission of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture echoes our own longstanding message: “Farmland Forever! Airport Never!”. We look forward to continuing to work together with farmers to save Ontario’s best farmland.
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On Monday, November 21 at 7:00 pm, Council is scheduled to ratify its decision from last Monday’s meeting, altering the wording of Recommendation #4 for the Official Plan (see below). Council will also decide whether to call a by-election or appoint a new Councillor for Ward 3. We need you again at Pickering City Hall to hold Council’s feet to the fire.
RESULT!! The City of Pickering council chambers and lobby outside were overflowing last night as supporters of farmland came out in force to say No Airport. Over 30 delegations were heard. Over 100 people remained till well after midnight to hear Council make the right decision.
Land Over Landings has learned that Pickering Council will debate asking the federal government to fast track the building of the Pickering Airport. Join us in the Council Chambers, 7 p.m., on Monday, November 14.
October 31, 2016, marks the deadline for comments and submissions to the province’s Coordinated Land Use Planning Review. Land Over Landings recently submitted comments to Minister Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs for Ontario, on the Province’s proposed changes to the Land Use Plans.
While the aviation industry is meeting in Montreal to discuss what it calls “sustainable growth,” groups and individuals around the world are coming together in an action called “Stay Grounded. Aviation Growth Cancelled Due to Climate Change.”
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Today we issued a Request for Proposal for a comprehensive agricultural/rural-growth economics study of the remaining Pickering Federal Lands. Our goal is to provide a practical, viable, economic alternative to an airport and urban development in this area.
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We’re more than pleased to be able to report that our planned study of the economic potential of agriculture on the remaining Federal Lands has received the backing of the Durham Region Federation of Agriculture (DRFA), representing some 1000+ farm families.