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Stephen Ogden Tiny Township Stop Dump Site 41 fonds

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ACCESSION NUMBER: 20-007

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Stephen Ogden Tiny Township Stop Dump Site 41 fonds. -- 1979-2016. -- 9 m of textual records; ca. 220 photographs; ca. 90 CDs and DVDs; 5 VHS tapes; 3 cassette tapes; 4 maps

BIOGRAPHY / HISTORY

Over a 25-year period beginning in 1985, politicians, bureaucrats and experts worked together to establish a municipal waste landfill site on a section of farmland in the County of North Simcoe, Ontario. The proposed 50-acre site, located in Tiny Township approximately 40 kilometres northwest of Barrie, was met with wide opposition and a campaign known as “Stop Dump Site 41” was launched. Area resident Stephen Ogden, recognized as the leader of the campaign, represented the group opposing the location and attended approximately 180 environmental assessment hearings pertaining to the proposed site. The campaign reached a successful conclusion in 2010.

A few years precipitating the search for the new site, a private site known as the Pauze Dump, located in Tiny Township, was identified as a source of drinking water contamination in the area, the cause being associated with legal and illegal dumping of industrial waste. Six communities in the County of North Simcoe subsequently came together to form the North Simcoe Waste Management Association (NSWMA), with a goal of finding a new waste landfill site.

The efforts of the NSWMA resulted in the selection of the location known as Site 41 in the southern part of Tiny Township. In 1989, an application for this site was rejected after 69 days of hearings by the Environmental Assessment Board. The NSWMA challenged the decision through the Lieutenant Governor in Council; an “Order in Council” was subsequently issued, allowing the proponent an opportunity to produce more evidence. In 1996, the Joint Board, after 110 days of additional hearings, approved the site. One of the approval conditions was that a Community Monitoring Committee (CMC) was to be created to oversee the development and operation of the site. The design and operational plans were approved by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment (MOE) and a Certificate of Approval spelling out the rules of operation was issued. The County of Simcoe took over the responsibility for waste management for the entire County and this resulted in the elimination of the NSWMA. Through the actions of the CMC, the County and the MOE were obligated to respond to all concerns raised by citizens of the County. 

On 31 October 2007, the County announced plans to open the new landfill site in 2009. Community resistance continued to build. First Nations opposed the site, along with many others including Maude Barlow, internationally known as an advocate of human right to water and also then national Chair of the Council of Canadians. First Nations, farmers, cottagers, and other citizens held protests opposite the proposed site and through a march to Queen’s Park and confrontations with police led to charges and arrests.

Under the weight of public pressure, the County of Simcoe passed a one-year moratorium in August 2009. A month later, the plan to build Site 41 was voted down by Simcoe County Council. In May 2010, the County asked the MOE to revoke the MOE Certificate of Approval and this request was granted. The County took action to ensure that the area known as Site 41 is never to be developed as a landfill or to have any associated use. The lands are now in private ownership and once again are being farmed.

Scope and Contents

Fonds is comprised of records created by or collected by Stephen Ogden documenting the Tiny Township Stop Dump Site 41 campaign. Dating 1979 through 2016, it represents a significant episode in Canadian environment activism and is comprehensive in scope. Among the materials included are: notes for speeches; transcriptions of government environmental assessments and WYE Citizens Group meetings; WYE Citizens Group press releases; maps and records of water well locations near Site 41; hydrological and geotechnical records pertaining to the watershed characteristics of the Site 41 area; MOE correspondence and statements relating to proposed dump site management, waste management and related technological considerations; Simcoe County “Corporate Services” records including meeting minutes and agendas, notifications, memorandum, notes, correspondence and emails, and media clippings; court proceedings and legal documents obtained through Freedom of Information requests made by Stephen Ogden; photographs, dossiers for exhibits; audio-visual materials including cassette tapes, VHS tapes, CDs and DVDs.

NOTES

Custodial History: Fonds was created by or collected by Stephen Ogden and was in his custody before being donated to Trent University Archives in 2019.

Title based on the contents of the fonds.

Condition: Good to fair. Some records show evidence of heavy use, being slightly soiled, crinkled or dog-eared, and binders especially have minor soiling. Masks are available to researchers upon request.

Immediate source: Fonds acquired from Stephen Ogden in 2019.

Fonds arrangement: Fonds was organized by the donor prior to delivery. The box numbers have been maintained and processed in the order received. Also provided by the donor are extensive indexes, in many cases listing each of the documents within a box or binder; these indexes are housed in their original handwritten format with the records and have not generally been replicated in this finding aid.

Restrictions: N

Finding Aid: Y

General Notes: Inside many of the binders in this fonds, many of which are 4 inches in thickness, is a detailed handwritten index compiled by the donor listing each of the documents located within. From a research perspective, these original handwritten indexes are critical to narrowing the search. Various types of documents are included: correspondence, reports, environmental assessments, reviews, newspaper clippings, meeting agendas and minutes, budgetary information, appeals, certificates, notes and memos, posters and event flyers, photographs, protest chants and songs, forms, etc.

FINDING AID

Boxes 1-9
Binders 1-38: History of Stop Dump Site 41, 2003-2010

(note: the approximate outside dates of each binder are listed below)

Box 1

Binder 1:
2003 (May)
Sections 1A to 31A
(Note: pages are in 2 folders as binder itself was not received)

Binder 2:
2005 (January) – 2006 (November)
Sections 1 to 45

Binder 3:
2003 (January) – 2004 (March)
Sections 1 to 142

Box 2

Binder 4:
2004 (March – May)
Sections 143 to 230

Binder 5:
2004 (May – July)
Sections 231 to 285

Binder 6:
2004 (July – October)
Sections 286 to 345

Binder 7:
2004 (October – December)
Sections 346 to 406

Binder 8:
2004 (December) – 2005 (February)
Sections 407 to 474

Box 3

Binder 9:
2005 (February – May)
Sections 474 to 541

Binder 10:
2005 (May – August)
Sections 542 to 604

Binder 11:
2005 (August – November)
Sections 605 to 674 (Note: index partially missing)

Binder 12:
2005 (November – December)
Sections 675 to 714

Binder 13:
2005 (November) – 2006 (January)
Sections 715 to 762

Box 4

Binder 14:
2006 (January)
Sections 763 to 814

Binder 15:
2005 (April) – 2006 (March)
Sections 815 to 853

Binder 16:
2005 (January) – 2006 (March)
Sections 854 to 933

Binder 17:
2006 (March – May)
Sections 944 to 1030 (note: no numbers 934 to 943)

Box 5

Binder 18:
2006 (April – June)
Sections 1031 to 1071

Binder 19:
2006 (June – July)
Sections 1072 to 1133

Binder 20:
2006 (July – September)
Sections 1034 to 1199

Binder 21:
2006 (August – November)
Sections 1200 to 1249

Box 6

Binder 22:
2006 (September) – 2007 (January)
Sections 1250 to 1305

Binder 23:
2006 (October) – 2007 (February)
Sections 1306 to 1353

Binder 24:
2007 (February – March)
Sections 1354 to 1379

Binder 25:
2007 (March – April)
Sections 1380 to 1432

Binder 26:
2007 (April – June)
Sections 1433 to 1493

Box 7

Binder 27:
2007 (June – July)
Sections 1494 to 1555

Binder 28:
2007 (June – August)
Sections 1556 to 1605

Binder 29:
2007 (July – September)
Sections 1606 to 1647

Binder 30:
2007 (September – October)
Sections 1648 to 1701

Box 8

Binder 31:
2007 (November) – 2008 (February)
Sections 1702 to 1795

Binder 32:
2008 (February – March)
Sections 1796 to 1859

Binder 33:
2008 (March – May)
Sections 1860 to 1884

Binder 34:
2008 (June – October)
Sections 1885 to 1967

Box 9

Binder 35:
2008 (November) – 2009 (April)
Section 1968 to 2020

Binder 36:
2009 (March – July)
Section 2021 to 2081

Binder 37:
2009 (August) – 2010 (January)
Section 2082 to 2148

Binder 38:
2010 (January – June)
Section 2149 to 2182

Boxes 10-11

Binders 1-6: CMC meeting minutes, 2006-2010
Binder 7: Pauze Landfill Site

Box 10

Binder 1:
“After Site 41, 2010”
2010 (July) – 2011 (March)
Section 2183 – 2224

Binder 2:
2007 (June) – 2008 (October)

Binder 3:
2008 (November) – 2009 (September)

Binder 4:
2009 (October) – 2010 (May)

Box 11

Binder 5:
2005 (March) – 2006 (June)

Binder 6:
2006 (July) – 20007 (September)

Binder 7:
Pauze Landfill, 2006-2007; history 1983-1992

Box 12

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP,
Freedom of Information request for calibrated model flow information,
Canadian Environmental Law Association.

  • one folder: Canadian Environmental Law Association correspondence, 2010, re “revocation of Certificate of Approval for Waste Disposal at Site 41”; related background documentation, 2001-2010
  • one spiral-bound volume titled “Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP… April 1, 2008…, [addressed to] Information and Privacy Commissioner/Ontario Tribunal Services Department… Re: Response to Notice of Inquiry, dated March 7, 2008 IPC Appeal No. MA07-365”
  • two spiral-bound volumes (Vol.1 and Vol.2) titled “Ontario Superior Court of Justice (Divisional Court) between The Corporation of the County of Simcoe (Applicant) and Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, and Stephen R. Ogden, Requester (Respondents): Record of Proceedings of the Respondent Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario”, [2010]
  • binder titled “Calibrated Model Plan, 2011”: correspondence re Freedom of Information requests, etc. re the Jagger Hims Limited calibrated hydrogeological model and input data for Site 41
  • binder titled “Freedom of Information request for Model [calibrated hydrogeological model], 2009-2011

Box 13

Box overview:

“Modeling 41 / Tri Party 2008; 1989 and 1995 Joint Board Decision; FOI Request 2006; Warden Tony Guergis’ ...  letter to Stephen Ogden, 2009”

Binder 1:
“Freedom of Information Green letter” [Marshall Green of Graham Wilson & Green, solicitors for the County of Simcoe]; “MOE - Modflow” [calibrated hydrogeological model flow]; “County Press Release”, 2007-2009

Binder 2:
“Tony, Peggy” [Tony Guergis, Simcoe County Warden]; [Peggy Breckenridge, Mayor, Tiny Township], 2007-2010

Binder 3:
“Freedom of Information CS06-245, September 2006, June 24” [FOI request re County of Simcoe’s Report #CS06-245, in relation to EBRO File# 06EBR007], 2006-2007

Binder 4:
“89/95 Decision”, 1989, 1995, 2003-2009

[1989: The Joint Board, The Consolidated Hearings Act, 1981… Reasons for Decision and Decision in the matter of an application by the North Simcoe Waste Management Association for the acquisition of land for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a sanitary landfill site to contain 1,200,000 cubic metres of waste… 17 November 1989]

[1995: The Joint Board, The Consolidated Hearings Act… in the matter of an application by the County of Simcoe (successor to the North Simcoe Waste Management Association) for the approval of an undertaking for the construction, operation and maintenance of a sanitary landfill site to contain 1,200,000 cubic metres of waste… 2 February 1995]

Binder 5:
“MOE Modeling, 2007/2008” [Site 41 Tri-Party Meetings, 2008, re Modflow issues and results: County of Simcoe, MOE, CMC], 2007-2008

Box 14

Box overview:

“Willms & Shier legal council, 2006; Miller Waste, 2005”

Binder 1:
“Closed Meeting Investigation, 2008/Dec.” [investigation into County of Simcoe and issues of transparency and accountability], i.e. letter by Stephen Ogdgen dated 19 December 2008: “I believe the County of Simcoe is involved in ongoing high-level negotiations with the preferred supplier of the Integrated Waste Management Facility, Miller Waste Systems”, 2000-2009

Binder 2:
“CFB Borden Proposal” [Canadian Forces Base Borden proposal to send waste to County of Simcoe], 2005-2011

Binder 3:
“Joint Board Application, T/R” [North Simcoe Waste Management Association request to re-establish a joint board, CMC terms of reference, clarifications of the responsibilities of the County of Simcoe and the Township of Tiny in relation to the CMC], 2006-2007

Binder 4:
Willms & Shier professional services re Site 41: i.e. re response to the Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario, FOI request, Provincial Certificate of Approval for a Waste Disposal Site… Site 41, 2005-2006

Box 15

Box overview:
“Press, 2009; Walk for Water, 2008”

Loose in box:

  • One stack of newspaper clippings re Site 41, 2009-2010
  • Three scrapbooks titled: “Dump Site 41, newspaper articles from The Barrie Examiner and The Barrie Advance: April 25, 2009 – August 12, 2009; August 13, 2009 – December 12, 2009; December 16, 2009 – [January 7, 2010]”

Folders of newspaper clippings and web news printouts, 2009-2010, from such newspapers as: The Mirror [Midland]; Barrie Advance; First Nations Drum; The Era/The Banner (York Region Media Group) – David Suzuki article; Tiny Cottager (Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations); Tiny Ties (Tiny Township); Globe and Mail; Farm Review (Simcoe County, York Region, and Dufferin Federations of Agriculture); Toronto Star; United Church Observer; Toronto Sun; Toronto Street News; Canadian Perspectives (The Council of Canadians) – includes Maude Barlow article “On the Road” re Site 41

Folders of County of Simcoe press releases; printouts from Stop Dump Site 41 website

Blue folder: “Walk for the Water: Stop Dump Site 41 Now! in Tiny Township, Ontario. Queen’s Park Rally, 12 noon, November 21, 2008, www.StopDumpSite41.ca” (re a planned walk from Tiny Township to Queen’s Park, Toronto, to deliver a message of protest to Premier Dalton McGuinty re the proposed waste landfill site on “one of the most pristine acquifers on Earth,” located in Tiny Township)

Box 16

Folder

  1. Correspondence, 2007 (includes accounts with Graham Wilson & Green)
  2. Correspondence, 2008 (plus a few newspaper clippings, especially Springwater News)
  3. as above
  4. Correspondence, 2009 (plus a few newspaper clippings)
  5. as above
  6. as above
  7. Correspondence, 2010

Loose in box:
Free Press (Osprey Media, Midland, Ontario), 2008-2010

Boxes 17-18

Environmental Assessment documents, 1986-2004 (spiral bound documents)

Box 17

  • Further Assessment of the Pauze Landfill Option, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited, March 1986, Gartner Lee Associated Limited
  • North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Waste Management Study, Site Selection, Supplemental Hydrogeological Investigations, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited, May 1986, Gartner Lee Associates Limited
  • North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Waste Management Study, Site Selection, Reconnaissance Hydrogeological Study, Three Selected Areas, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited, September 1986, Gartner Lee Associates Limited
  • Detailed Hydrogeological Study, Area 41, Concession 2, West Half Lot 10 ad South East Quarter Lot 11, Tiny Township, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited, Draft, September 1986, Gartner Lee Associates Limited; includes correspondence 2004
  • Archaeological Research Associates Ltd., North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Landfill Component Design Report, Archaeological Study – Area 41, January 1987, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • Gartner Lee Limited, Draft Report, North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Waste Management Program, Environmental Assessment Biological Review of Candidate Areas, January 1987, for Gartner Lee Limited
  • North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Land Use Planning Assessment, John Bousfield Associates Limited, January 1987, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • Gartner Lee Limited, Preliminary Review of the Influence of Landfilling at Four Candidate Areas in Tiny Township on the Potential for Gull/Aircraft Interactions at Huronia Airport, Draft, January 1987, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • Gartner Lee Limited, North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Waste Management Program, Detailed Biological Study, West Half Lot 10 and Southeast Quarter Lot 11, Concession 2, Tiny Township, Draft, January 1987, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • Gartner Lee Limited, North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Waste Management Program, Environmental Assessment, Agricultural Review of Candidate Areas, February 1987, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Waste Management Program, Environmental Assessment, Draft, 1987 02 12, Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Waste Management Program, Landfill Component, Design Report, Draft, 1987 02 12, Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • Gartner Lee Limited, North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Waste Management Program, Detailed Agricultural Study, West Half Lot 10 and Southeast Quarter Lot 11, Concession 2, Tiny Township, March 1987, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • Gartner Lee Limited, Preliminary Review of the Influence of Landfilling at Four Candidate Areas in Tiny Township on the Potential for Gull/Aircraft Interactions at Huronia Airport, July 1987, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Waste Management Program, Landfill Component, Design Report, August 1987, Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • Environment Ontario, Guidelines and Policy on Pre-Submission Consultation in the EA Process, November 1987
  • Gartner Lee, Gull Management Plan – Area 41, Final Report, May 1989, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • Folder of correspondence, Joint Board documents, reports, etc., re Gull migration, etc., 1987-2006
  • County of Simcoe (NSWMA), Environmental Assessment, Joint Board Meeting, Witness Statement by Paul A. Hayes, Aerocan Aviation Specialists Inc., no date
  • Index of Witnesses, Rodney L.K. Smith, August 1989
  • List of Exhibits, Rodney L.K. Smith, August 1989
  • NSWMA Comparative Site Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, VHB Research & Consulting Inc., March 1991
  • NSWMA Comparative Site Evaluation: A Systematic Approach, EA Addendum – Appendix #3, VHB Research & Consulting Inc., March 1991
  • North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Waste Management Program, Public Consultation Meeting, Background Information, April 1991, Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Waste Management Program, Landfill Site Selection Process, Identification of Potential Containment Areas, July 1991, Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • North Simcoe Waste Management Association, Waste Management Program, Landfill Site Selection Process, Candidate Site Selection, December 1991, Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • Consolidated Hearings Board…North Simcoe Waste Management Association… Book of Authorities on Application for Interim Costs, Gowling, Strathy & Henderson, [1992]
  • VHB Research & Consulting Inc., Analysis of Eight Candidate Landfill Sites in North Simcoe, EA Addendum – Appendix #11, September 1992, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • County of Simcoe/North Simcoe Waste Management, Waste Management Program, Environmental Assessment – Addendum, September 1992, Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • Jagger Hims Limited, County of Simcoe/North Simcoe Waste Management, Waste Management Program, Supplemental Hydrogeological Investigations, EA Addendum – Appendix 5, September 1992, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • County of Simcoe/North Simcoe Waste Management, Waste Management Program, Environmental Assessment – Addendum, Appendix 12, September 12, Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • County of Simcoe – North Simcoe Waste Management, Addendum, Land Use Planning Assessment, EA Addendum Appendix 6, September 1992, John Bousfield Associates Limited
  • Gartner Lee, County of Simcoe/North Simcoe Waste Management, Waste Management Program, Landfill Site Selection Process, Review of Potential for Gull/Aircraft Interactions, Site 104, EA Addendum – Appendix #9, September 1992, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • Garter Lee, Gull Management Plan for Proposed Sanitary Landfill Site at Area 41, County of Simcoe – North, North Simcoe Waste Management, April 1993, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • County of Simcoe/North Simcoe Waste Management, Waste Management Program, Supplemental Hydrogeological Investigations, Addendum 1, EA Addendum – Appendix 5, July 1993, for Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • County of Simcoe/North Simcoe Waste Management, Waste Management Program, EA Addendum – Supplementary Report, July 1993, Barker Terp Gibson Limited
  • Witness Statement: A. Joyner, County of Simcoe/North Simcoe Waste Management Program, Environmental Assessment Addendum, October 1993, Dillon Consulting Engineers…
  • Michele P. Gouett, Solid Waste Management Department Report No. 93-97, Appendix A - County of Simcoe Landfill Compensation Policy, November 1993
  • The Joint Board Consolidated Hearings Act, 1981… Written Argument Submitted on Behalf of the Proponent, County of Simcoe/North Simcoe Waste Management, October 1994, Blaney, McMurtry, Stapells (2-part)

Box 18

  • Exhibit List, 1994
  • County of Simcoe/North Simcoe, Waste Management Program, Environmental Assessment – Joint Board Hearing, Witness Statement – Reply Evidence, Douglas E. Jagger, June 1994, Jagger Hims Limited
  • Ontario Environmental Assessment Board… [re] Niagara Road 12 landfill, Township of West Lincoln…, December 1994
  • Analysis and Recommendations of Compensation and Terms and Conditions for the North Simcoe Landfill, David R. Hardy, Hardy Stevenson and Associates Limited, [July 1995]
  • Two folders correspondence: Barker Terp Gibson Limited; Hardy Stevenson and Associates; Turkstra Garrod Hodgson, 1994-1995
  • Impact Evaluation, Flowing Well, Fish Hatchery, Township of Springwater, Ian D. Wilson Associates Limited, August 1997, for R. Belluz
  • County of Simcoe Landfill Site 41, Hydrogeological and Geotechnical Aspects, Response to Ministry of the Environment Comments, Jagger Hims Limited, October 2003, for County of Simcoe
  • Henderson, Paddon & Associates Limited, Response to MOE, Comments Concerning Development & Operations Report, Simcoe County Landfill Site No. 41, Tiny Township, October 2003, for Simcoe County Environmental Services Department
  • County of Simcoe, Landfill Site 41, Hydrogeological and Geotechnical Aspects, Response to Dixon Hydrogeology Limited Comments, Jagger Hims Limited, December 2003, for County of Simcoe
  • County of Simcoe, Landfill Site 41, Hydrogeological and Geotechnical Aspects, Response to Golder Associates Ltd. Comments, Jagger Hims Limited, December 2003, for County of Simcoe
  • Henderson, Paddon & Associates Limited, Response to Golder Associates Comments Concerning Development & Operations Report, County of Simcoe Landfill Site No. 41, Tiny Township, February 2004, for County of Simcoe Environmental Services Department
  • Henderson, Paddon & Associates Limited, Response to Dixon Hydrogeology Comments Concerning Development & Operations Report, County of Simcoe Landfill Site No. 41, Tiny Township, February 2004, for County of Simcoe Environmental Services Department
  • Ontario Ministry of the Environment, North Simcoe Municipal Groundwater Study, May 2005, Golder Associates
  • North Simcoe Municipal Groundwater Study, WHPA – Town of Midland, Appendix D, May 2005, Golder Associates
  • North Simcoe Municipal Groundwater Study, WHPA – City of Orillia, Appendix E, May 2005, Golder Associates
  • North Simcoe Municipal Groundwater Study, WHPA [Wellhead Protection Area] – Township of Oro-Medonte, Appendix F, May 2005, Golder Associates
  • North Simcoe Municipal Groundwater Study, WHPA – Town of Penetanguishene, Appendix G, May 2005, Golder Associates
  • North Simcoe Municipal Groundwater Study, WHPA – Township of Ramara, Appendix H, May 2005, Golder Associates
  • North Simcoe Municipal Groundwater Study, WHPA – Township of Severn, Appendix I, May 2005, Golder Associates
  • North Simcoe Municipal Groundwater Study, WHPA – Township of Springwater, Appendix J, May 2005, Golder Associates
  • North Simcoe Municipal Groundwater Study, WHPA – Township of Tay, Appendix K, May 2005, Golder Associates
  • Consolidated Development & Operations Report, Simcoe County Landfill Site No. 41, Tiny Township, Simcoe County Environmental Services Department, January 2007, Henderson Paddon & Associates Limited
  • County of Simcoe, Landfill Site 41, Revised Supplemental Hydrogeological and Geotechnical Investigation, Jagger Hims Limited, January 2007, for County of Simcoe
  • 2007 Monitoring Summary Report, County of Simcoe, Landfill Site 41, Jagger Hims Limited, February 2008, for County of Simcoe
  • 2008 Monitoring Summary Report, County of Simcoe, Landfill Site 41, Jagger Hims Limited, March 2009, for County of Simcoe
  • County of Simcoe Landfill Site No. 41 (Tiny Township) File 199719, Quality Assurance/Quality Control Report for 2008 Construction Season, June 2009, Genivar
  • County of Simcoe/North Simcoe, Landfill (Site 41) Monitoring Data [permits and laboratory results], October – December 2009
  • County of Simcoe, Landfill Site 41, 2009 Monitoring Summary Report, Genivar Consultants LP, May 2010, for County of Simcoe

Box 19

Binder 1: South Simcoe, Master Plan, May 2000

Binder 2: Southgate Township Composting, 2002-2008

Binder 3: MOE correspondence, 2008

Binder 4: Emil Frind (Frind and Associates Ltd) “Upland”, Site 41 Technical Water Levels, 2009 (a review of the “background documentation for the Site 41 Landfill of the County of Simcoe…”); includes 17 photographs

Binder 5: MPT (Midland, Penetanguishene, Tiny) Landfill Site, Tiny Township, Leaking Dump, 2123 FOIs for Leaking Dump, 2008-2010, Certificate of Approval Revoked 2010

Binder 6: Simcoe County, Waste Strategy, 2010

Box 20

Folder

  1. “Liner Warranty”, Ram Lining Systems Inc., 2001; Environmental Services Committee Report, Site 41 – North Simcoe Landfill Site, Site Linter Design Modification, 2001
  2. Fisheries and Oceans, 2005-2006
  3. Application for Approval of a Waste Disposal Site, Tiny Township, completed questionnaire forms, 2006
  4. Letter to County of Simcoe questioning the statement that Site 41 was identified and approved as the location for a landfill site, 2007
  5. Freedom of Information request to MOE for MODFLOW model for Site 41, 2007
  6. Freedom of Information request to the County of Simcoe for September 2007 schedules and planners of two County staff members, 2008
  7. Freedom of Information request to MOE for various Issues Management Plans for Site 41, 2008
  8. Tri-party mediation meeting between Stephen Ogden, the Information and Privacy Commissioner (IPC) mediator, and Deputy Clerk for the County of Simcoe re Mediator’s Report re Appeal MA08-463, 2009
  9. Tri-party meetings between County of Simcoe, MOE, and CMC, 2008 and accompanying correspondence, 2009
  10. Simcoe County re composting, 2005-2012

Spiral-bound documents:

The Joint Board Consolidated Hearings Act… application by the County of Simcoe… for the approval of an undertaking for the construction, operation and maintenance of a sanitary landfill site… Final Argument, Submissions on Behalf of the Wye Citizens Group, 1994, Turkstra Garrod Hodgson

Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP, re application to re-establish a Joint Board… 2007

Stephen Ogden to Information Privacy Commissioner of Ontario re Notice of Inquiry – County of Simcoe Appeal MA 08-208-2, 2009

Ontario Superior Court of Justice, between The Corporation of the County of Simcoe and various named persons, Affidavit of Stephen R. Ogden, 2009

Ontario Superior Court of Justice, between The Corporation of the County of Simcoe and various named persons, Supplementary Affidavit of Stephen R. Ogden, 2009

Ontario Superior Court of Justice, between The Corporation of the County of Simcoe and various named persons, Cross-examinations only of various named persons, 2009

Ontario Superior Court of Justice, between The Corporation of the County of Simcoe and various named persons, Cross-examinations only of various named persons including Stephen Ogden, 2009

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Divisional Court… between The Corporation of the County of Simcoe and Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and Stephen R. Odgen, Application Record, 2009

Ontario Superior Court of Justice Divisional Court… between The Corporation of the County of Simcoe and Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario and Stephen R. Odgen, Supplementary Application Record, 2009

Published reports:

Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, Annual Reports, 2003-2004, 2005-2006, 2006-2007, 2008-2009 plus 2008-2009 Supplement

Box 21

Binder 1: Integrated Waste Management Facility – Miller Waste, 2000-2009

Binder 2: Landfill sites 9 & 12, Simcoe County, 2001-2010

Binder 3: “Application for a Review of Certificate of Approval A620278 relating to the County of Simcoe Site 41 Waste Disposal Site, located in the Township of Tiny, Ontario”, 2006- 2007

Binder 4: County Waste Plan, 2007-2008

Binder 5: Freedom of Information, re MOE statement that “technical staff are satisfied that landfill construction dewatering will not interfere with local residential and agricultural supplies”, 2008

Box 22

Photograph album: ca. 125 photographs (note: most photographs pertain to the Tiny Township Site 41 location and to the protest activities of the “Stop Site 41” campaign; also, another set of small black & white photographs, dated 1967 and unidentified, appear to relate to one particular family and place)

Photograph album: ca. 75 photographs (note: photographs pertain to the Site 41 location)

Binder: Simcoe County Waste Management Committee, 2008-2010

Binder: Miscellaneous Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario correspondence, MOE Briefing Note, 2004-2012

Folder

1: “Older documentation, Site 41”, 1988-1996

2. “Newspaper articles”, 1987-2004

3. Miscellaneous correspondence, 2003

4. Miscellaneous correspondence, newspaper clippings, 2004

5. Miscellaneous correspondence, newspaper clippings, 2005

6. Miscellaneous correspondence, newspaper clippings, 2006

Box 23

The Joint Board, The Consolidated Hearings Act, 1981… Reasons for Decision and Decision in the matter of an application by the North Simcoe Waste Management Association for the acquisition of land for the construction, operation, and maintenance of a sanitary landfill site to contain 1,200,000 cubic metres of waste… 17 November 1989 (see also Box 14)

The Joint Board, The Consolidated Hearings Act… in the matter of an application by the County of Simcoe (successor to the North Simcoe Waste Management Association) for the approval of an undertaking for the construction, operation and maintenance of a sanitary landfill site to contain 1,200,000 cubic metres of waste… 2 February 1995; also related correspondence (see also Box 14)

Proposed Simcoe County Landfill Site #41: A Report on Issues of Concern, [2004]

Unanswered Questions, Prepared by Stephen Ogden, 2004

Reply by Applicant, The North Simcoe Waste Management Association, To the Responses Submitted by Various Parties to the Lieutenant Governor in Council, Blaney, McMurtry, Stapells Barristers and Solicitors, no date

North Simcoe Waste Management Association (four spiral bound documents): Exhibit I, Exhibit III, Exhibit IV, Exhibit V

Folder: Various items, located in one folder: Order in Council, 1990; MOE Certificate of Approval, 1998; IWMF location (“was secretly located beside Site 41”), 2001

Folder: “The Stopping of a Political Done Deal”, handwritten notes prepared by Stephen Ogden in 2016 outlining the Tiny Township landfill site history beginning in 1966

Box 24

Folder with two maps: County of Simcoe, Schedule 5.2.4 and Schedule 5.6.2; also, an aerial photograph of “Wayne Johnston’s farm before buildings demolished, airport due north, picture of Site 41 in line with Huronia District airport”

This box is compiled primarily of various audio-visual materials related to the Site 41 landfill issue:

CDs and DVDs (ca. 90), cassette tapes (3), and VHS tapes (5) related to the Site 41 issue:

  • CMC meetings, September 2003, October 2005, November 2005 (3 VHS tapes)
  • CMC meetings, June 2007 to February 2010 (ca. 46 CDs/DVDs)
  • Waste Management Strategy Steering Committee (WMSSC) “Special” meeting, January 2010 (2 CDs)
  • Various: Walk for Water (Queen’s Park protest); photographs; rallies; misc. meetings; talks; presentations; interviews for radio and television, i.e. “Site 41: A Quarter Century Fight to Preserve Clean Water” (Ó Todd Harris, 2010), CBC’s “The National” re Site 41 segment (Prof. Dr. W. Shotyk, 2007), Stephen Ogden interview by Midland Cable TV, 1987/1988, Stephen Ogden interview by Bob Armstrong, 1989, etc. (ca. 40 CDs/DVDs, 2 VHS tapes, 1 cassette tape)
  • Also, a few unlabelled cassettes and CDs

Business cards (ca. 50)

Lapel buttons: “Protect Our Water Stop Site 41” (1), politician support buttons (2)

Boxes 25-30

Volumes, numbered 3 to 182, of typed transcriptions of Environmental Assessment Board hearings, involving the Wye Citizens Group and pertaining to a “proposal by the North Simcoe Waste Management Association for a Landfill site in the Township of Tiny, County of Simcoe”. Each volume cover includes the following: “Ontario, The Joint Board, The Consolidated Hearings Act, 1981… Before R.B. Eisen, Q.C., Chairman, [& “D. McRobb, Member”, on some volumes]. Farr & Associates Reporting Inc.” Volumes 1 and 2 are missing.

Box 25
Volume 3 (7 March 1989) to Volume 35 (5 June 1989)

Box 26
Volume 36 (6 June 1989) to Volume 65 (18 September 1989)

Box 27
Volume 66 (19 September 1989) to Volume 97 (18 August 1993)

Box 28
Volume 98 (19 August 1993) to Volume 127 (1 December 1993)

Box 29
Volume 128 (2 December 1993) to Volume 153 (9 May 1994)

Box 30
Volume 154 (10 May 1994) to Volume 182 (11 November 1994)

Large Materials Cabinet – Drawer 55

Placard: “Protect Our Water. Stop Dump Site 41” front-and-back wearable body placard

Thank-you placard: “Citizen Science: The Act of Finding Out”; “Earth Science, S. Ogden”, coat-shaped poster-size placard signed by dozens of people thanking Stephen Ogden

Map: Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Water Resources Branch, Major Aquifers in Ontario, Alliston Aquifer Complex. Hydrogeologic Map 77-1 (Stephen Ogden notes: “This was very helpful in our fight to stop Dump Site 41”)

Map: “Site 41 with 3 Kilometer Buffer”