Tuesday, December 13, 2011



Sorry to post twice in one day, but OMFG.

If you want to see something pissy. along the lines of a 12 year girl fighting with her mother, read pages 69 and 70 of the Township of Melancthon agenda for a Council meeting to be held on December 15, 2011 @ 6 pm.

Seriously, Highlands needs to take a midol....and quit PMSing.

Hi-lites?  Well you can't top this:
"it may be easier for all parties involved if these channels of communication were used to obtain the information or clarification you need rather than burdening busy provincial cabinet ministers with exchanges of unnecessary corresondence." writes Highlands.

So let me get this straight in my mind.....

Highlands has been at every single Cabinet Ministers door who they think will buy into their asinine idea of a 2,300 acre 200 foot below the water table open pit limestone mine since BEFORE 2009 and yet they are berating Melancthon Council for writing Council's concerns to the province because of course Melancthon Council should just ask Highlands because they have such a freaking good track record in telling the truth? 

Then there is this:
"we want to empathasize that so many of your concerns could be dealt with by a simple phone call to us" writes Highlands.

What does this mean? 

Probably that master Baupost would rather deal with this in back and forth phone calls where we/they can deny anything said, as opposed to the public realm where it is WAY more difficult to deny what was said.

Just my opinion though, could be WAY off.


  1. What this confirms is: Highland / Baupost is still arrogant and continues to think we Canadians are stupid (well perhaps we threw them a curve by voting Rob Ford as Mayor of Toronto). Just when one thinks Highland / Baupost couldn't offend this community more than it already has, well, they just keep digging themselves deeper, perhaps they are practicing for the quarry business, we all know they intend to "learn as they go along". So, now they want to reach out and enlighten us plebs. as to their intentions. Unfortunately for them, we already know their intentions, the horse has already bolted T.F.L., the damage is done, we'd rather shoot ourselves in the foot than trust them with a 10 foot barge pole, etc. etc. How much are Baupost paying these clowns for this ill conceived bullshit? We know that there is no limit to the depths that H&K will lower themselves, i.e. stories about babies and incubators in Iraq, quote "we'd do business with the devil if he paid." unquote. Looks like that day has come, however, they'll have to get up a lot earlier to insight any trust from this community. How dare these interlopers tell our councilors who they can and cannot consult in order to protect Canadian interests. Carry on Mr. Hill we're with you all the way.

  2. Highland's ownership of several thousand acres in Melancthon Township appears to lead them to the misconception that they also own the Melancthon Council. This may have been the case a few years ago, thankfully, it doesn't appear to be the case currently.

  3. I liked to know where the peer review reports are and why hasnt the public been allowed to see them? or have they and I missed something? It sounds like the peer review has been going on for awhile now.

    Mr. Hill isnt keeping them from the public eye is he?

  4. So perhaps at the December 15th meeting the question can be asked regarding the peer reviews.
    That claim by Mr. Lowndes warrants an explanation.
    And 'simple phone calls' at this stage of the game? Not on your Nellie - every contact and exchange must be fully documented. As December 13,11:58PM mentions - you think we're that stupid.

  5. What claim by Lowndes warrants an explanation????? The Mayor's 2 letters are only addressing falsehoods and misrepresentations by Highlands, and asking the new minister to honour the commitment his government made. It also lets the ministers and other officials know that Highland is changing its story every time they make a public appearance or statement.

  6. The Highlands Companies' letter dated Nov 29th 2011 to Bill Hill signed by John Lowdnes.
    Para 2, last sentence.
    "Furthermore,you have had approximately a dozen peer reviewers interacting with our technical experts for the past eight months,and they too are an easy source of information"
    That claim!

  7. The mayor wrote a letter to the Minister about Highland's changing their story etc, Highland's wrote to the mayor and told him he was wrong, the mayor wrote back and gave them proof that they were wrong that he got from their own documentation proving they had been misrepresenting themselves, and you have a problem with the mayor? Really?

    I really don't understand what you have an issue with.

  8. The issue is with Mr. Lowndes, not Mayor Bill Hill, and have him, Lowndes, substantiate the claim.

  9. Why arent the peer review reports on the Township web site? under highland application?
    If they are 8 months old I think that is ample time to post them.

  10. EXACTLY December 15 @ 3.49 pm. Highlands will have them, Council has them, the only people who don't have them are the people who paid for the, the ratepayers of Melancthon.

  11. The reports are not 8 months old, they have been being worked on for 8 months. They are still not finished, NO ONE has them yet.

  12. Thanks for the update Councillor (Dec 16 @ 12.20) Perhaps if the link under Highlands Quarry on the Melancthon website was updated now and again it might help keep everyone in the loop instead of this stupid blog. Unfortunately this blog is all we have to keep up (mis)informed.

  13. What about the official plan Councillor 12.20-can you give us an update on that?

  14. Its not finished yet. Jorden keeps promising dates and missing them. It needs to be in by Jan. Council meeting from my point of view.

  15. Hey Councillor 12:11 am... you know what corporations do to contractors/employees who "keep prpomising dates and missing them?" They FIRE THEM!!
    Geeze, how many times do we have say this???? It has been more than "hinted" at, by the residents, during many council meetings.

  16. Ratepayers have been advising, begging and pleading with Melancthon to get rid of Jordan and now they have been proved right. Wonder if the Mayor will apologize in writing like he is insisting the Premier of Ontario do for him? FFC-means FAT FREAKING CHANCE.