Tuesday, March 8, 2011


A few short days ago we were all living in limbo. 

But in the blink of an eye, everything changed, but probably more so for the Minister of Natural Resources, than anyone else and it was not so much a blink of an eye than loose lips.

Highlands officially filed for their 2,400 acre 200 foot below the water table open pit limestone mine with the Township of Melancthon on March 3.

Our Mayor and Deputy Mayor had a delegation with the Minister of Natural Resources at OGRA/ROMA before they were informed of the filing.

And what did the Minister of Natural Resources advise them when they went to speak to her about our predicament?  Well let's just say the Mayor and Deputy were so disappointed with the Minister's response, they mailed a letter of protest to the Premier, stating:  "It is with considerable concern and disbelief with how Minister Jeffrey received our delegation, that has prompted this letter of romal protest."

It gets better and you can read all about it here: http://melancthontownship.ca/aggregateupdate/mcguinty-letter.pdf

In a nutshell however, the Minister said "...this will not be going back to agriculture, but maybe you could get a nice golf course".

This is NOT meant to be a backhanded compliment, however, it is about time we heard Melancthon politicians speaking out, so thank U!!!!!

If you would like to email the Mayor and Deputy to convey your support for their position:


I recall being at a public meeting of a grass roots organization over a year ago wherein the speaker said, lead and we will follow.

While I am not yet ready to drink the Bill Kool-aid, if this keeps up, I might have a dish of crowe, followed by humble pie, washed down with the Kool-aid, but at this point....I remain open to being convinced.

Keep it up though.  I love nothing more than being proven wrong.

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