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 […]
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!
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?
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Just three months till we hit #50YearsofCitizenAction! Join us as we gather momentum, celebrate our collective remarkable achievements, and emphasize the urgency of the task that still lies ahead. In our congratulatory letters to members of the new federal Cabinet, including Environment Minister Stephen Guilbeault, a renowned environmental activist and founder of Equiterre (all about facilitating […]
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 […]