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Orangeville Today Published 09 June 2015: WATER, SALAMANDERS MAIN CONCERNS WITH MELVILLE PIT: CAMP

Citizens Against the Melville Pit (CAMP) is getting ready to present its case to the Ontario Municipal Board to put a stop to the proposed large-scale aggregate mining near Orangeville. CAMP is a group of hundreds of supporters from Melville, Alton and Orangeville, pushing back against the application by Olympia Sand and Gravel. Chair Mary […]

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Caledon Enterprise and Orangeville Banner 05 June 2015: CAMP hopes water concern stops Melville Pit

Caledon Enterprise By Matthew Strader CAMP hopes water concern stops Melville Pit. Mary Haslett of CAMP Caledon. The group has raised $112,000 for its fight against the Melville Pit, but needs $65,000 more. The Citizens Against the Melville Pit (CAMP) Caledon group is preparing for their moment in front of the Ontario Municipal Board and […]

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Caledon Enterprise 07 August 2014 – Shocking weight of aggregate truck numbers exposed in MTO study

By Matthew Strader The MTO surveyed 434 aggregate vehicles between August and October 2012. According to the survey, 44.3 to 53.7 per cent of the vehicles were loaded within the interim aggregate weight enforcement tolerance, 24.3 to 33.7 per cent exceeded the interim aggregate weight tolerance and 38.3 to 47.7 per cent exceeded their allowable […]

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Orangeville Banner, 23 June 2014 – Province sending Melville pit plan to the OMB

By Chris Halliday The Melville pit plans are bound for the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB). Related Stories Dufferin County seeks piece of the… ‘Demolition debris’ headed for… Staff with the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) chose to refer Olympia Sand and Gravel’s proposal to operate a 291-acre gravel pit about one km outside of Orangeville […]

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Orangeville Banner 5 May 2014 – ‘Demolition debris’ headed for Melville pit?

By Chris Halliday Trucks may haul some demolition debris into the Melville pit to be recycled, if the province approves Olympia Sand and Gravel’s application to operate the 291-acre gravel pit near Orangeville. When Ontario’s new Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) came into effect last Wednesday (April 30), a clause promoting the inclusion of recycling facilities […]

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