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Tiny Township cottagers lawyer up to officially oppose Teedon Pit expansion

In Council Watch
Nov 7th, 2019
Teedon Pit - Erin Archer photo

Teedon Pit – Erin Archer photo

by Andrew Mendler Midland Mirror

Tiny Township cottagers have joined in the fight against the Teedon Pit expansion.

The Federation of Tiny Township Shoreline Associations (FoTTSA) has acquired legal representation and will be seeking a moratorium on the expansion of aggregate extraction.

Dufferin Aggregates, a division of CRH Canada, which owns and operates the Teedon Pit at 40 Darby Rd., is working to expand its aggregate operations northward.

Lawyers with the Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) have agreed to represent FoTTSA throughout the appeal process and will be seeking, at the very least, a delay on the proposed expansion.

“It is really quite daunting when you look at the stunning amount of money this is going to cost,” said Judith Grant, a director of FoTTSA. “But it is worth doing.”

Respected scientists Bill Shotyk and John Cherry have spent the last several years researching and mapping the local aquifer. Shotyk believes the water in the Waverley Uplands is the gold standard for water quality as it is some of the purest water in the world.

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2 Responses to “Tiny Township cottagers lawyer up to officially oppose Teedon Pit expansion”

  1. Donna Deneault says:

    Magnificent. I will share this on FB, if I’m able. The more who see it, the more it could help to raise funds for court case. Many thanks to AWARE-Simcoe for posting and Andrew Mendler for writing and Judith Grant for interview.

  2. Donna Deneault says:

    Did everyone receive a registered mail document from CRH? I am in the middle of reading it now. It’s sad that we only have to options to return: registered mail or deliver in person. I have a friend who has decided not to return due to the cost of registered mail. How many will do that, I wonder. I believe that is the choice, for which the company/Ministry are hoping? Does anyone have any views on how our responses should look or any pertinent info to include? I’m going to restate that wells have already been affected in the area and that no expansion should be allowed until the scientists complete their research on how the natural filtration takes place. (to mention a couple of points) Thanks in advance.

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