Today we released our latest research report, “THEN/NOW/NEXT: 21st-Century Reasons to Cancel Pickering Airport”. It is a fact-filled, up-to-the-minute, no-punches-pulled look at a dozen powerful reasons (some of them game changers) for ending four decades of limbo and putting the “airport site” to far wiser use.
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 […]
The Remaining Federal Lands: A Vision of the Future In 2017, Heather Rigby, a member of Land Over Landings, created an illustrated vision of what the remaining Pickering Federal Lands, rebranded as ‘North Pickering Farms‘, could look like in a future where the federal government returns those lands to agricultural production. In 2018, the Boussole Environmental […]
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 […]
Every year at this time we shake our collective heads in amazement that yet another year has gone by in this continuing battle – and still no resolution? Read more in our March UPDATE Newsletter.
What a Year on the Lands! Our review of 2017 ends with a Christmas gift from the GTAA! Read all about it in this edition of Update Newsletter.
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 […]
A BUSHEL BASKET FILLED WITH APPLES,AND ONE BIG CARROT, MEANS THAT TOGETHER WE RAISED $85,000! THANK YOU, EVERYONE! After ten months of fundraising, how exciting to say we did it, and how perfect that it was donations from Food and Water First and Green Durham Association that got our drive launched and a donation from the Carrot Cache that […]
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 […]
A lively edition of UPDATE Newsletter for you to enjoy. In this edition, we recap the ‘Bring It Home’ Harvest Festival, announce the release of the North Pickering Farms vision maps, and give you a sense of our calendar in the months ahead. Read more here!