“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.
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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 […]
It felt like the longest yet the shortest year ever. Who could have imagined that we’d still be living Covid-restricted lives at the end of it? Yet here we are. And behind us? A busy year of doing things differently. We continued Yours to Protect work with other Ontario groups, raising public awareness of the growing number […]
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 […]
Land Over Landings, along with a coalition of partner NGOs, has submitted detailed comments on the Proposed Policy Directions phase of the Durham Region Municipal Comprehensive Review, also known as Envision Durham. The proposed policy directions would embed the Region’s full support of an airport in North Pickering while failing to acknowledge the emissions implications […]
Land Over Landings’ advocacy has been recognized with a conservation award from Ontario Nature! The Steve Hounsell Greenway Award celebrates the role we played in protecting the 20-km natural heritage corridor that stretches from Lake Ontario to the Oak Ridges Moraine. More than half of the Federal Lands became part of Rouge National Urban Park, and only […]
On March 9, 2020, Durham Region published this web post. The post, about a Pickering airport, is seriously misleading, announcing conclusions that KPMG did not reach and featuring claims that the report did not contain. More than a full pandemic year after the appearance of this post, the inaccuracies are still there and have become increasingly […]
49 years into the #NoPickeringAirport movement, the single most important thing you can do is write a letter to your MP. It doesn’t need to be complicated or long, it simply needs to be sent…from you!
As we enter the 50th year of #NoPickeringAirport, never have we owed such a debt of gratitude to People or Planes as we have during this pandemic – the year when the skies went silent, airports sat empty, and some foods suddenly became scarce or unavailable. On March 2, 1972, the men and women of […]
On New Year’s Eve and #ThrowbackThursday, as we all look forward to an escape from 2020 and lean into the possibility of a please-god-let-it-be-better 2021, our Chair looks back on 40 years on the Federal Lands. Digging through old files she came across the article below, written when she was a young regional reporter and […]