“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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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