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.
On newsstands and in mailboxes now, the latest edition of the Town of Whitchurch-Stouffville’s “On The Road” magazine! It features the story of how Pickering was chosen in the 70s as the site of a new international airport, and especially Stouffville’s role in the protests that helped derail the plan. It reveals again, that the process […]
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 […]
LAND OVER LANDINGS SUPPORTERS SHARE THEIR PASSIONATE REASONS FOR DONATING TO OUR GROUNDBREAKING AG STUDY! Karen McNair, Ladner, BC: Karen, who lives in the small community of Ladner, in Delta, a farming region of Greater Vancouver, writes – “You’d posted on [Facebook] that your group needed to raise money for the Ag Study. […]