Your immediate support and solidarity is needed in Simcoe County, Ontario to stop the county from building a dump site on top of the Alliston aquifer - forever destroying some of the purest water in the world. In 2006, scientist William Shotyk likened this groundwater to "the cleanest layers of ancient arctic ice."
Community members have fought tirelessly against the Site 41 project for over 15years but it is scheduled to open this fall and construction or de-watering of the site has begun. Now more than ever we need to support the community, help to oppose the dump site and say no to the destruction of a pristine water source in our own backyard.
There will be a march, rally and concert on July 4.
The concert will feature local artists and will be headlined by Fiddes Lefaive.
Join the Council of Canadians, community members and musicians and members of the peaceful aboriginal women's protest camp, which has been erected across from the site since mid May, to celebrate the water and send a strong message to Simcoe County officials who have the power to halt the construction.
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