Thursday, October 13, 2011

Owen Sound Sun Times

Grey Sauble Conservation Authority environmental  planner, Andy Sorensen, gave his evidence and was cross examined by MAQ's lawyer on Friday, October 7. Reporter, Don Crosby, was in attendance and his article appeared in the Sun Times as well as the Markdale Standard. You can read his article here.

Participants Statements begin October 17

The Watershed Trust's Board of Directors member, Don Kerr, will be presenting the Trust's Participant Statement to the Ontario Municipal Board on Mon Oct 17. If you can, please attend to support the Trust and the opposition Parties, Grey Matters Community Group Inc. and Grey Association for Better Planning. The location of the hearing is the Osprey Community Centre, 494196 Grey County Road 2 in Feversham. The start time is likely 10:00 AM.
In addition, John Cowan, Wendy Franks, Clearview Community Coalition and others will be presenting statements to the Board on Monday and Tuesday, October 17 and 18.

Change for October 14

Daryl Cowell, karst expert for Grey Matters will be cross examined this Friday, October 14. One of the key failings of the MAQ application is the lack of understanding of the karst below the proposed quarry site;  this in turn leads to cumulative errors in assessment and protection of hydrogeological conditions on and off the site, the Rob Roy Wetland Complex, and species of birds and amphibians on the property. Cross examination will likely be rigourous.