No Place For A Quarry

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Freymond Lumber and Fowler Paving & Construction wants to create a quarry at Bay Lake Road and Hwy 62, on the border of Faraday Township & Town of Bancroft. This location is no place for a quarry. We are not against quarries. We are vehemently against the location of this quarry. Quarries are traditionally hidden and several kilometers from residential and recreational businesses for obvious reasons. This one is proposed to be centered within a concentrated area of cottages, residences, a world class wellness resort, and a family farm as close at 90 metres from the blast zone.

Blasting, drilling and crushing threatens our unique clean spring-fed lakes, pollutes our clean air with dust, affects wildlife for up to 2 kms, diminishes tourism, devalues your cottage or home, and could produce deadly fly rock.

If re-zoning is approved, 10 loads per hour will depart this quarry – that’s 20 trucks per hour; 10 in and 10 out. With the governments new proposal, quarries may soon be allowed to operate any time of day or night without restrictions or accountability. There will be a significant increase in heavy trucks at the T-intersection in Bancroft at Hwy 62 & Hwy 28 which is already congested and will create further safety hazards.

UPDATE: as of April 2019

March 19: A delegation of citizens and the legal team from Donnelly Law Barristers & Solicitors presented their concerns to the Hastings County Planning Council. In a vote of 12-2, the delegation succeeded in postponing the zoning change vote to June 18th.

June 18: The legal team will present the expert findings, reports on water, traffic, economic impact and noise pollution to show evidence that this is no place for a quarry.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  1. Educate yourself on the irreversible damage that can be caused by quarries to people, animals and environment.
  2. Volunteer to help with protests, putting up signs and posters, manning information booths. Email us by clicking here to go to our website. Teen Activists Welcome!
  3. Donate to the legal fund and the cost of expert reports. No amount is too little.

“Our family cottage when I was growing up was not too far from Bancroft.
I know how beautiful the area is and why everyone is so determined to see this landscape protected.”
~ David Donnelly, Donnelly Law Barristers & Solicitors

Thank you for caring about the environment and being an advocate to protect our community.

WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER

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