Inside Halton Article

Residents hear the reality of having quarry in their neighbourhood

​ACTION hopes to raise funds to fight James Dick Construction’s licence application

Oct 26, 2018 by Julie Slack -

Residents in Campbellville heard some frightening scenarios should a quarry licence be granted for the Reid Road Reservoir Quarry.

Association of Citizens Together In Our Nassagaweya (ACTION) presented an update on the proposed James Dick Construction Limited (JDCL) quarry on Reid Road last night at the Mohawk Inn and Conference Centre.

Stopping the quarry is the group’s main objective, stated George Minakakis, chair of ACTION.

“Nobody wants this quarry,” he said, referring to the crowd of more than 120 people.

JDCL — a Bolton-based company — has applied to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) for a licence to operate a pit and quarry below the water table on a 72-acre site at 9210 Twiss Rd. It proposes to extract 63 acres, with the maximum annual amount to be removed set at 990,000 tonnes. The land is already zoned quarry.

To fight his application, ACTION, which is a totally-volunteer driven group of residents, is also seeking funds from residents so that they can hire an experienced aggregate lawyer, along with technical experts who understand quarries and their impacts.

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