CRC Rockwood

The Concerned Residents Coalition (“we”) are a community group formed in March 2013 to support a thorough and fair assessment of the Hidden Quarry application by aggregate developer James Dick Construction Limited (JDCL). The CRC was incorporated in 2014 as a non-profit under the name CRC Rockwood Inc. Through our past and on-going experience we have found ourselves filling a need for civilian environmental stewardship in the area, more…

This is the official CRC petition to the Ontario Legislature asking them to reject the Hidden Quarry to protect our water.
It requires original signatures. Please print, sign and if you can circulate the petition to friends, colleagues and neighbours. Then bring the original to REMAX in Rockwood at the lights, or Staying Alive Fitness, 11 Main Street North in Acton; or mail it to CRC Rockwood, PO Box 121, Rockwood N0B 2K0.
MPAC Property Assessment Gift to Aggregate Industry
Did you know that with the new incredibly low MPAC assessments on quarries and gravel pits that the 100 acre proposed Hidden Quarry may pay the same or less property tax than a three bedroom home in Rockwood. It’s true! If you think that’s wrong then let us know by joining the CRC and/or donating.
[Wellington Advertiser: Jan. 13, 2017, Mar. 24, 2017]


Media Release - OMB Pre-Hearing Conference - November 2, 2017
​  The OMB has scheduled a first Pre-Hearing Conference on the Hidden Quarry Application by James Dick Construction Limited for Thursday,... more.

JDCL Appeals Hidden Quarry application to OMB for the second time!
​Hidden Quarry Media Release - New OMB Appeal by JDCL June 28, 2017 In October 2016 the original OMB Hearing into the James Dick Construction... more.

CRC Newsletter - Back to the OMB!
​CRC Newsletter - We're back at the OMB! June 28, 2017 Time again for ACTION!  Please read attached newsletter. James Dick Construction Ltd. has... more.

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OMB Pre-Hearing Conference Thursday, November 2 - 10 am
Come one! Come all! As we begin the new Hidden Quarry application adjudication at the OMB we need all hands on deck!  Our attendance will show the... more.

CRC At Leathertown Festival 2017 - Sun. Aug. 13
Visit the CRC at the Leathertown Festival Sunday, August 13, 2017 11 am to 5 pm Downtown Acton - Mill Street will be closed to traffic! CRC's... more.

Hidden Quarry

JDCL has submitted new applications for the Hidden Quarry, as anticipated due to the OMB ruling.  We are actively engaged in the application process and will keep you informed of status and what is needed from the membership directly to insure that our elected officials understand all sides of the arguments.

MPAC handout to the aggregate industry (more…): The new MPAC assessment rules for quarries and gravel pits may leave many Rockwood and area businesses and residents paying more property tax than the Hidden Quarry! One way to fight back is by joining the CRC.

Why stop a quarry?

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Read through our FAQ section. It provides many interesting and sometimes frightening facts about the proposed Hidden Quarry. It may trigger some questions that we haven’t covered. Email us at and we will consult the many experts who are providing the CRC with factual explanations and get back to you with the answer.

IMPACT of a quarry!

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