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 […]
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Call to ACTION!
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!
Video! The Accidental Oasis
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 […]
Response to Durham Post interviews with Mayor Ryan and Chair Henry
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?
Come to our virtual AGM!
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 […]
Special 4-page edition of UPDATE Newsletter
“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.
Media advisory: Over 50 NGOs and leaders call for Pickering Airport to be grounded for good
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.
Why Durham’s Municipal Comprehensive Review matters for a healthy, sustainable future!
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 […]
MEDIA ADVISORY – 50 Years of Citizen Action
MEDIA ADVISORY 50 Years of Citizen Action It’s been called the longest continuous protest movement in Canada’s history. The fight to stop the Pickering Airport marks half a century on March 2, 2022. And it’s not over. It began with simultaneous federal and provincial announcements of a new airport and new city. Then came […]
New Video! 50 WAYS TO SAY ‘NO PICKERING AIRPORT’!
We asked you to send videos as we head into #50YearsofCitizenAction — and boy, did you! Presenting ‘Fifty Ways to say No Pickering Airport’… The montage, at times angry or adorable, funny or profound, begins with Doc Godfrey, Chair of People or Planes, now in his 105th year. “It was political baloney then, and it’s […]