“I just can't get past the fact that this is a park. If you say finding an ore body is like finding a needle in a haystack, well, then go look in another haystack. This is a park.”
A concerned citizen gave this simple closing comment after four hours of a private meeting hosted by mining corporation Hudbay, about the environmental impacts of their new Reed Mine project in Manitoba's Grass River Provincial Park.
After two full evenings, 175 speakers and many cups of coffee, the Public Hearing on the changes to the zoning around the Juan de Fuca trail is continuing for another day.
The amount of public interest in the project is staggering. This is the first time in history of the Capital Regional District that a public hearing has been extended to a third day.
One more day left of public hearings on urban sprawl in the Juan de Fuca forests: unless we the people still have more to say.
Last night the auditorium at Edward Milne Community School was packed to the brims. Hundreds of people came out to have their say about the proposed 260 vacation home Marine Trail Resort. The room was so full, that at some points there was 40 people waiting outside to get in.
For the next two nights the fate of the Juan de Fuca forest lands rests in your hands.
The Capital Regional District is hosting a public meeting on the proposed bylaw amendments to allow a 260 vacation home development smack dab in the middle of the Juan de Fuca forest lands - just metres away from the third most visited provincial park in the province.
It’s time to take the fight against the sprawling mega-development along the Juan de Fuca trail to a public hearing. Marine Trail Holdings' rezoning application for a 260 unit timeshare resort has been pushed through the first and second reading by a subcommittee of the Capital Regional District board.
On November 25, 2014, the Ontario government announced a concrete plan – the first in North America – to protect pollinators by reducing the use of a deadly class of insecticides called neonicotinoids (neonics). If approved, the new rules on the use of neonicotinoids would be in place by July 1, 2015, in time for the 2016 agricultural planting season.