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June 2011 issue





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Mr. Shotyk points out in the article that chemically reactive soils in the Simcoe Uplands act like a sponge. What happens to the water when sponge is all removed and let with a hole in the ground ??? Further investigation has found Pit lic.s to the tune of 3.5 million tonne per year and getting close to 1000 acres in open surface area. This is in small area between Orr Lake and Stamp side road . We need the help of Experts in this field as the Power That Be do not take residents seriously. If you are an Expert in this field WE NEED YOUR HELP !!!!

Submitted by David on Sunday, March 1, 2015


We are only a few trying to stop the mega pit from happening. We need the support of not only locals directly in the line of fire but of the surrounding towns and villages and residents who will be impacted by the pit. This is the water supply that not only a handful of people rely on but many thousands rely on. People stop by the roadside daily to fill water containers for their homes and cottages. Snowmobilers stop for a refreshing drink in the winter and in the summer cars are lined up to get their supply for the weekend. What happens to the water when the pits start to pull water and more so when they remove the natural filters that exist now. We can't do this alone. And what of the Elmvale Water Festival...will it only be a festival of the past?

Submitted by Dawne on Friday, February 27, 2015


OMG! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
Can anything be done to stop them from removing the gravel? Or, creating a landfill? Or, the commercial sale of this spring water? Our pure & precious water is essential to life on earth! Do we, as local residents & Canadian citizens, have the right to DECLARE OUR WATER A FUNDAMENTAL RIGHT TO LIFE WHICH PROHIBITS THE COLLECTION OF SPRING WATER FOR COMMERCIAL SALE/PROFIT?
Two small towns in the USA were successful in preventing Nestle from usurping and drying up their aquifers. Would it be possible to stop other Industires such as: gravel/sand pits, mining, nuclear waste, landfills, etc. from operating in areas where our water quality is threatened? Even if it can't be done on a sweeping grand scale across Canada...then, perhaps, locally, town by town, one by one, little by little, local residents are voting for their FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS FOR SPRING WATER and they are, slowly but surely, one vote at a time, winning this battle in the USA? Is Canadian Geographic willing to spearhead this movement by exposing the vulnerability of one of our most important natural resources essential for the survival of mankind on earth as we know it? With Canadian Geographic's pool of experts, I would be willing to become part of the solution, are any of you?
"...Oh Canada, we stand on guard for
thee!"

Submitted by Claudia on Thursday, February 26, 2015


I live on the Waverley Uplands ,part of the Simcoe Uplands. We just found out recently that 2 companies are licensed to extract 2.6 million tonnes per year of sand and gravel from our hill . This soon to be Mega Pit will in our be-leaf cause repairable damage to the filter system that makes this water so clean . Since the existing pit's operations have started there have been a number water relative problems we neighbors be-leave are a direct result over there operation.

Submitted by David on Thursday, February 26, 2015


Tiny Township had a serious problem with the dump destroying the aquifer. An out of court settlement was made. It would be nice to know the details.

Submitted by George on Thursday, January 15, 2015


Am I wrong didnt the politicians want to build a Mega dump nearby

Submitted by grant on Thursday, August 28, 2014


I am very proud of this amazing fact! I remember my dad getting water for the cottage 40 years ago from the pipe at the side of the road enroute to the cottage. Spoke to some of the lovely people of the community expressing their pride about it. It has come full circle with me taking my daughter there yesterday and her experiencing the water, what it means to the community and how proud we all can be. And yes, we need to protect it and celebrate it!

Submitted by Mark Williams on Wednesday, March 12, 2014


I'm looking to travel from Toronto to try the water and see the city. Where exactly is the wells that are open to the public? Your help is greatly appreciated.

Submitted by Sony on Sunday, March 2, 2014


Can I bring my jug when I come for a visit? October it is. See yah!!!

Submitted by Eleanor Amino on Thursday, February 27, 2014


Many home beer makers in the area have been using this open tap spring water for years. A regular test would be very wise.

Submitted by Homebrewer on Thursday, November 21, 2013





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