The year began on a sad note as we mourned the loss, in March, of People or Planes alumnus Tommy Thompson, just months after the unexpected losses of Al Graham and Bill Lishman. But all three were doubtlessly with us in spirit on April 3, as our agricultural economics study of the remaining Federal lands […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – STUDY DELIVERS PATHWAY TO PROSPERITY…NOW! A much-anticipated Agricultural Economics Study, commissioned by Land Over Landings, was released on April 3. It delivers proof that the best future for the remaining Pickering Federal Lands is agriculture and agri-tourism, activities that will safeguard the natural capital, create jobs, and quickly return prosperity to the […]
Featuring a joy-filled image of a father and daughter pretending to play “airplanes”, the City of Pickering has launched a marketing campaign to convince residents it would be fun to live beside an airport. Ignoring for a moment the palpable irony and insult-to-injury of portraying this as a “happy families” situation, given the decades of […]
The City of Pickering “embraces” an airport on farmland! Join us in telling our MPs that we do NOT. In a move described as ‘sneaky’ and ‘underhanded’, this week council broke with 45 years of history and declared itself in favour of the proposed Pickering airport. The recommendation in support of an airport was buried in a bid […]
On Saturday, September 16th we’ll be hosting the first annual ‘Bring It Home’ Harvest Festival at the Historic Brougham Community Hall. Bring a friend (or two, or three) and join in the fun! The growing line-up… Fresh sweet corn generously provided by Reesor’s Farm Market; Locally-sourced peameal-on-a-bun from The Meat Merchant; Vegetarian chili chockful of local veggies […]
It’s been a busy summer so far and it’s only the beginning of August! Take a moment to check out our latest newsletter with invitations to two exciting events next month, an update on Minister Morneau’s recent visit to Claremont, and so much more. As always, if you didn’t receive this edition in your email […]
Why did the chicken cross the road? To get to the Land Over Landings AGM of course! Join us on Wednesday, June 21 at the Historic Brougham Hall. Doors open at 7:00 pm, meeting starts at 7:30 pm. Our very special guest will be the very smart and funny local-food advocate and author, Signe Langford, […]
Join us Tuesday, March 28th at 7 p.m. at the Claremont Legion Hall, where we are guests of the Claremont District & Community Association. We’ll tell the story of those early decades with archival images, and then explain our vision to bring back Brougham and all of North Pickering with an agricultural renaissance.
Our basket almost runneth over! With our Herongate Barn Dinner Theatre event having raised close to $8,000 from tickets sales and a fabulous Silent Auction, we are delighted to report that we’ve now raised over $72,000 for our Ag Study. That means we are within 15% of our goal of it.
It was 45 years ago today that thousands of people learned their homes, farms, communities — their very lives — had been taken over, without warning, by the government. It was a massive expropriation for an airport that was never built.
We salute the heroes of People or Planes, who fought back, and we look at where we stand now in Pickering and on the international stage! Read more in UPDATE Newsletter #39 – March 2, 2017: 45th Anniversary of Expropriation Edition.