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#1 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 12 May 2019 - 11:34 AM

Residents of the District of Highlands will do whatever it takes to stop the creation of a new rock quarry just off Millstream Road, says the chair of the Highlands District Community Association.

“Let’s put it this way: They will never get on the land. They will never get on the land, we will ensure that,” Scott Richardson said. “We’re in this for the long haul. We will look at every recourse.”

https://www.timescol...osal-1.23820026

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#2 tjv

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 07:33 AM

While the article doesn't say where the proposed pit will be, there is already an active pit and a large commercial landfill on Millstream



#3 Cassidy

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 08:02 AM

While the article doesn't say where the proposed pit will be, there is already an active pit and a large commercial landfill on Millstream

Take a look at Google Maps, locate Western Speedway.

https://www.google.c...m/data=!3m1!1e3

There is a large gravel pit/quarry just north of the Speedway, and then untouched forest land just to the north of that.

 

OK wants to develop the untouched forest land between the rock quarry just north of the Speedway and the Coast Environmental landfill just north of the untouched forest.

The eastern boundary of the proposed quarry would butt up against the western boundary of Thetis Lake Park.

It won't extend all the way to the Millstream Road though, as some of the land just to the east of Millstream Road belongs to the CRD.



#4 Mike K.

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 08:11 AM

OK wants to develop the untouched forest land between the rock quarry just north of the Speedway and the Coast Environmental landfill just north of the untouched forest.

 

 

I assure you that untouched forest has been logged multiple times.


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#5 Cassidy

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Posted 13 May 2019 - 09:15 AM

I assure you that untouched forest has been logged multiple times.

Indeed, pretty much the entire South Island has been logged multiple times.

"Untouched" only references the proposed site in relation to the area immediately around it ... with all the trees being of identical size to those in Thetis Lake Park (which itself has been logged multiple times in centuries past).


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