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Thursday, July 30, 2009 - Flamborough Review
SMC, CART work on quarry haul route concerns

In response to a City of Hamilton letter that questioned data, interpretation and findings in a draft haul route study by St. Marys Cement, the aggregate company has pledged to "work with the city to address their questions and concerns."

"We don't see any insurmountable barriers or issues," SMC spokesperson Melanie Horton told the Review Wednesday when asked about the requests for more information about the proposed haul route coming not only from the city but also from three separate companies – IBI Group, Valcoustics and Dougan & Associates – that provided peer reviews on the study.

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Thursday, July 23, 2009 - Halton Compass
Peer Reviews not favourable to St. Marys haul route study

Three separate peer review companies have handed Hamilton their assessment of the propposed St Mary's quarry haul routes and the verdict was, "not enough information."

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009 - Ontario Farmers
MNR wont' support quarry license

Carlisle - Opponents of a bid by multinational firm St. Marys Cement to start a quarry in a farming are near Carlisle are buoyed by statements from two provincial ministries that the company should no be given a license until it has shown its operations will not harm area water features.

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Friday, June 26, 2009 - Flamborough Review
McCarthy questions process

Flamborough councillor Margaret McCarthy says Ontario's process for awarding aggregate licences is stacked in favour of the aggregate companies and she wants to "shine the spotlight" on its flaws.

To that end, she recently wrote a letter to Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty criticizing "the lack of clarity" afforded to residents as they weave their way through the province's Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) website while trying to understand how aggregate license applications are handled.

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Thursday, June 25, 2009 - Halton Compass
MNR says no to St. Marys... for now

To opponents of the St Marys' quarry application on the Flamborough-Campbellville border, it was a battle won.

But there's still a war to be fought.

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Friday, June 19, 2009 - Hamilton Spectator
Ministries hold off on quarry OK

Two key provincial ministries say St. Marys Cement shouldn't get a quarry licence until it demonstrates it can operate without harming well water, wetlands or surface streams.

That challenges the company's stated aim of obtaining a licence from the Ministry of Natural Resources, then performing water tests to get a pumping permit from the Ministry of the Environment.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009 - Halton Compass
Councillor trys final appeal to McGuinty

Flamborough Councillor Margaret McCarthy has now sent a third letter to Premier Dalton McGuinty, asking for his support against the St Marys' quarry application.

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