Saturday, January 26, 2013


In an anon posting (which I would have published if you didn't name names, even if it was incorrect) this blogger has been accused of being anti-aggregate.

AND not having my facts straight.

NOPE, just anti-aggregate spin/lies and anti fucking around with water.

The fact is a quarry IS a MINE.  Once you dig below the water table you are mining-it is not a gravel pit.

"The term mining is used in the broad sense to include quarrying, well operations, milling (for example, crushing, screening, washing, or flotation) and other preparation customarily done at the mine site, or as a part of mining activity."

And here is another source:
And the fact is the proponent of this MINE is only "probably" sure it won't impact the water, but by golly he does have a back up plan.

Will it work?

No one knows until it has to be implemented.

BUT in Peel Region, 13 wells have experienced dry wells caused by storm water ponds and construction on the 410.

AND TAXPAYERS, not the proponent of the development, are paying to correct the problem.

Which highlights my point-water doesn't respect municipal boundaries, nor engineering reports.


  1. During our mega quarry battle, I learned more about the aggregate industry than I ever needed/wanted to know. And yes, the industry enrages me. But I am NOT anti-aggregate. Of COURSE we need aggregate for roads, buildings, and the hundreds of lovely Toronto condos that are currently under construction. But there are alternative ways of mining for aggregate that don't include the destruction of dwindling prime farmland or the contamination of our water. Unfortunately these alternatives cut into the profits of the aggregate industry, so they balk at them. And they continue to run amok, assisted by the outdated and lax laws of the ARA. We will continue to raise our voices until the Ontario government agrees: Food and water FIRST.

  2. Minebuster doesn't take shit from anyone - know your stuff if you are going to approach the bench!

  3. So by your selected definition...a drilled well is a mine? Whatever fits your anti-aggregate spin, right?

    So tell me, since we all agree that we need aggregates, where do we get it? Agricultural land is out. Natural heritage areas (woodlands, wetlands, etc.) are out. Built-up areas are out. What's left oh wise Minebuster?

    1. Hey, I don't make this stuff up, I just report it. And yes we need aggregate. Where do we get it? NOT on prime land. And change the rules because if aggregate is so rare, why in the hell are we shipping it out of this country?