Hidden Quarry Interim Decision Puts Profits over People

Media Release – CRC Responds to Decision on Hidden Quarry-final

The Local Planning Appeals Tribunal (LPAT) interim decision on Tuesday February 11 approved James Dick Construction Limited’s application for re-zoning and a licence to mine aggregate at the Hidden Quarry in Rockwood. This flawed decision reveals that Ontario’s self-proclaimed “Government for the People” puts higher priority on the profits of aggregate companies than the integrity of rural communities and eco-systems. This interim decision, if approved by Minister Yakabuski will yield millions of dollars in profits for James Dick Construction Ltd.

The Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC) will do everything possible to make John Yakabuski, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry reject the LPAT interim decision on the Hidden Quarry and intervene to protect the water, the environment and our community for generations to come…