On September 20, 2019 the Province posted a proposal to amend the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) through ERO 019-0556. Comments are due by November 4th, 2019 (45 day posting).
The SLCO is monitoring these developments and will be making a submission through our legal team before the deadline. We will distribute that once available.
It's worth noting that these changes are still preliminary and somewhat vague. We expect more specific information to be made available and an opportunity to fully understand the impacts and to provide additional input to the process.
We have been asked by several members if it's important to make a submission. While it's questionable as to whether these changes could affect our current fight with Lippa, we nevertheless expect future threats in our watershed and therefore feel that, yes, it is important for our community members to submit their comments.
In order to help with your submission, we have posted two documents to our website that might be useful. One is a submission from the City of Hamilton that gives an overview and captures fairly well our own position on what has been presented so far. You can find that by clicking here.
The second is quick summary that members can use as a starting point to make their own submission. You can find that by clicking here.
While the SLCO will continue to fight to protect our lake on behalf of all members, we feel that individuals in our community can make a difference by making their voices heard and urge you to make a make a submission before the deadline.
For more information follow this link.