We are extraordinarily disappointed to read the notice of completion for the McClintock Quarry, but this is not the end of the process. We should all be concerned about the dangerous precedent this sets - a quarry directly upstream from a pristine Harvey Lake which flows into Kawagama Lake and rock crushing and trucking all summer long a mere 400 metres from family cottages. So loud that Bacher Construction would need to build a three story berm and families would still experience the highest allowable noise limits. It will devastate the area’s residents and destroy their property values. If you own a cottage near Crown Land in Haliburton County this is a concern. This is a threat to the area’s tourism and recreational industries. The area is already well supplied with aggregate, the operation will be performed by non-local contractors with no new jobs in the area -- all for one family’s inheritance. However, this is not the final approval and we will vigorously object. We are hopeful the province will prioritize lake health and respect the Official Plan.
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