BROUGHAM HALL STILL CLOSED The Brougham Community Hall has been closed since March 2020 and is in real danger of deteriorating. This important heritage building and community gathering place is suffering from neglect and what amounts to “passing the buck” by our local and federal governments, who need to act – and act now.We are […]
OUR 2023 AGM: WE LAUGHED, WE CRIED… It was our first in-person AGM since 2019. Hard to believe. This time, the meeting was held in Claremont United Church – rather appropriately, as the church was the place where Land Over Landings originated in 2005. We had a good turnout for this year’s meeting, despite the pall of wildfire smoke […]
Breaking News! A new aviation capacity study will lead to a final decision on the future of the Federal Lands. “We have no intention to proceed with building an airport on the Pickering Lands in the near term and the conclusions of the study could lead, for example, to a determination that an airport on […]
On April 24, Pickering Council, for the third time in two months, will consider a motion to rescind its support for an airport. They need to hear loud and clear from YOU – especially Pickering residents – that Pickering is not a willing host for an airport!
Half a century ago, some of the best farmland in Ontario was expropriated for an airport that was never built. The rest is history, told in this ten-minute video. From the days of People or Planes to the Federal Lands of today and beyond, “The Accidental Oasis” touches on the history, politics, science, economics, and […]
On June 20 and 21, Durham Post ran two articles on an interview with Pickering’s mayor, Dave Ryan.1,2 On July 18 and 19, the Post ran two articles on an interview with Regional Chair John Henry.3,4
In these articles we learn that, despite our dangerously heating planet, despite the aviation sector’s current disarray and mounting challenges, and despite a clear statement by Transport Canada after the latest aviation study that no business case exists for a Pickering airport, the mayor and regional chair persist in pushing for one anyway. How do they justify this?
2022 ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING Wednesday, June 22, 7:30 p.m. Yes, we miss you all, and we do hope to have an in-person gathering later this summer. But for now please join us virtually for our first Annual General Meeting in three years! We will be presenting our financial statement and a year-in-review (x3!), the slate […]
“I hope that opposition to this affront against common sense eventually will be nationwide, the largest single protest movement in Canadian history. It should be. It can be.” ~ Scott Young, Canadian journalist, 1972 It was. Find more in our 50th-anniversary edition of UPDATE Newsletter. For the printable PDF copy, click here.
Over 50 groups and leaders join the call for Pickering Airport to be grounded for good by signing an open letter to the Prime Minister. Visit ExpandTheRouge.org to see a complete list of signatories.
Last year, residents of Durham Region – including members of Land Over Landings and Environmental Action Now Ajax-Pickering – rallied to save Duffins Creek. Now we’re fighting to protect the headwaters of Carruthers Creek, and much more. It’s easy to see the value of specific natural areas in our communities – but the Municipal Comprehensive […]