Monday, November 15, 2010


If you hear someone's head exploding, it will probably be this little guy after he reads this Toronto Star article: OMB Kills Rockford Quarry Proposal (Caledon), November 15, 2010 (click link for entire article:

Here is the entire decision.,Nov12,2010.pdf

And in case you are keeping track:

OMB kills Rockford quarry proposal (James Dick quarry application in Caledon), November 15, 2010

"The Government of Canada will not be moving forward with any authorizations as the proposed project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects that cannot be justified under the circumstances," said the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans.

FORCE:Provincial Order Freezes Zoning To Stop-The-Quarry, April 2010

CARRA:Puslinch Residents Stop Quarry, January 21, 2010

MELON LAKE:Environment Wins over Gravel


  1. Any chance Caledon Council supported their citizens in this fight?

  2. Absolutely the Council supported ratepayers at every step of the way over the past 10 years, including amending their OP to include all the studies required in the event of an aggregate application be included in the OPA. I seem to remember that some ratepayers in Melancthon wanted Melancthon to do this, and the ratepayers were told it was not necessary. The OMB seems to have a different opinion on that.