Received a notice this week of an information/education session for NDACT to be held Saturday January 22, 2011 at 10:00 am at Honeywood arena.
Topic of discussion? The proposed 2,400 acre 200 foot deep open pit limestone mine to be situated on prime agricultural land on the water source for over 1 million Ontarians.
Which made me think back to other meetings.
January 2009: hundreds of people crowded the Honeywood arena at what turned into the inaugural meeting for the North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce (NDACT).
At that meeting an individual named Michael Daniher stood up and identified himself as a spokesperson for the Highland Companies and stated PUBLICALLY that their intention was to farm the land NOT to develop aggregate.
A ratepayer advised the crowd at that meeting that she had spoken with the Ministry of Natural Resources and that in fact the Highland Companies had been in meetings with them about a proposed aggregate operation.
Fast forward to the June 2009 public meeting of NDACT at which the same Michael Daniher stood up and accused NDACT of fearmongering in their estimates of the homes that Highlands were demolishing in the township. He stated that Highlands HAD to tear down some houses because they had been condemned by the Building Inspector and that they were planning on demolishing homes less than double digits. Meaning less than 10. And a follow up email to the Building Inspector proved that Daniher was lying-not ONE single home that Highlands had demolished had been condemned by the Building Inspector.
NOTE: Highlands has now demolished structures on 30 of their 36 properties.
So, who wants to call the next untruthiness that Daniher spouts on Saturday? It will be something for sure. After all, that is what he gets paid for.