Celebrate the Niagara Escarpment
On Saturday, April 27th AWARE Simcoe hosted a meeting in Simcoe West and focused on a topic of great importance in this region of the county – the Niagara Escarpment. Retired Niagara Escarpment Commission planner, Kathryn Pounder made a presentation highlighting the importance of the escarpment and the threat of development. The meeting was particularly timely because the Niagara Escarpment Commission is in the preliminary stages of the Niagara Escarpment Plan Review.
Thursday , April 25, 2013
Osgoode Hall, Toronto
130 Queen St. W.
Court Rm 3 – 10 a.m.
The Niagara Escarpment Commission (NEC) and the Clearview Community Coalition (CCC) have sought a judicial review (JR) of the June 2012 joint board decision to approve the new Walker Quarry. Both the NEC and CCC will request that the Divisional Court quash the joint board decision on the basis that the OMB members made errors in law. Walker Industries will oppose the application and will pay the legal costs for Clearview Township’s solicitor to represent Clearview Township and Simcoe County in opposition to the NEC and CCC.
In the words of Mr. Wright, the Environmental Review Tribunal member who wrote the 100 page dissenting opinion, approval of the Walker Quarry, “Sets a perilous course for increased development in the NEP area …”. The NEC and CCC encourage you to attend the one day judicial review hearing at Divisional Court, Osgoode Hall, Toronto. This is a very important test case for future development on the Niagara Escarpment, and all who want to see the Escarpment receive the standard of protection that it deserves should be sure to attend, and bring a friend.
THE PEAK to PEAK ESCARPMENT CHALLENGE
May 12, 2012
The Peak to Peak Escarpment Challenge was a tremendous success as a fund raiser and to draw attention to the importance of protecting the Niagara Escarpment. Over 300 hikers and volunteers enjoyed a wonderful day on the Escarpment. Go to www.peaktopeakhike.com for the event wrap up and pictures.
The Proposed NEW and LARGER QUARRY
is a THREAT to the
and to the character of our
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
WHAT YOU CAN DO ~
PROVIDE FINANCIAL SUPPORT.
Our participation as a Party in the Environmental Review Tribunal (Environmental Review Tribunal + OMB) process has been very expensive and we need your support to pay our experts and legal team. Donations are tax deductible.
SUPPORT THE PRESERVATION OF THE NIAGARA ESCARPMENT. IT’S OUR NATURAL HERITAGE.
DID YOU KNOW THAT THE ESCARPMENT IS A UNESCO BIOSPHERE RESERVE? IT IS INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNIZED AS AN ENVIRONMENTAL TREASURE ~
ONLY ONE OF 15 IN CANADA.