Last Sunday, November 17, the CRC Community burst back into life at the 3rd Annual Christmas Market. Volunteers and shoppers both made the day into a happy reunion and a delicious harbinger of the Christmas Season to come!
The buzz of conversation, the glitter of brightly wrapped baking and decorated greens, the pies and soups and rolls on offer – What a lovely day to spend together.
The Market was, of course, also a fund-raiser, and it succeeded by adding another $6300 to our coffers in sales and donations, as well as serving as a clearing house for hundreds more dollars from our ongoing cookbook sales, bottle returns and newly launched Christmas Carol Reading ticket sales which sold briskly… more.
The Concerned Residents Coalition (CRC) has responded to the recent proposals by the provincial government to revise the Aggregate Resources Act. The deadline for public input was November 4. The changes proposed reflect recommendations from a meeting of aggregate industry representatives with John Yakabuski Minister of Natural Resources earlier this year. CRC is concerned that these proposed regulatory changes will not ensure that our water, farmland and natural environment are protected from the potential negative impacts of aggregate extraction.
The proposed amendments to the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) are outlined in ERO Number 019-0556 and proposed Bill 132. Overall the proposed changes to the ARA meet an “industry wish list” that reduces “the red tape” related to new and/or expanding aggregate operations… CRC Media Release | CRC Letter to Andrew MacDonald, Natural Resources Conservation Policy Branch | Opinion – The Record