RESULT!! The City of Pickering council chambers and lobby outside were overflowing last night as supporters of farmland came out in force to say No Airport. Over 30 delegations were heard. Over 100 people remained till well after midnight to hear Council make the right decision.
Land Over Landings has learned that Pickering Council will debate asking the federal government to fast track the building of the Pickering Airport. Join us in the Council Chambers, 7 p.m., on Monday, November 14.
Shawn Micallef hits all the points: the rich soil, the wealth in agriculture, the train line and proximity to Toronto, the under-used Hamilton airport, the passion and commitment of those who have been fighting for these Lands for over 40 years.
October 31, 2016, marks the deadline for comments and submissions to the province’s Coordinated Land Use Planning Review. Land Over Landings recently submitted comments to Minister Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs for Ontario, on the Province’s proposed changes to the Land Use Plans.
While the aviation industry is meeting in Montreal to discuss what it calls “sustainable growth,” groups and individuals around the world are coming together in an action called “Stay Grounded. Aviation Growth Cancelled Due to Climate Change.”
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Today we issued a Request for Proposal for a comprehensive agricultural/rural-growth economics study of the remaining Pickering Federal Lands. Our goal is to provide a practical, viable, economic alternative to an airport and urban development in this area.
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We’re more than pleased to be able to report that our planned study of the economic potential of agriculture on the remaining Federal Lands has received the backing of the Durham Region Federation of Agriculture (DRFA), representing some 1000+ farm families.
On February 22 we took Dr Polonsky on our tour of the Lands and provided him with a perspective quite different from the narrative offered by Transport Canada when they showed him around.