Cantley quarry quarrel

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by Anastasia Philopoulos on January 21, 2015

An aerial shot of the site in Cantley where DJL is proposing a 300 acre quarry. Currently, the constriction company's file is with Quebec's Ministry of the Environment. Photo courtesy Claude Fortier

An aerial shot of the site in Cantley where DJL is proposing a 300 acre quarry. Currently, the constriction company’s file is with Quebec’s Ministry of the Environment.
Photo courtesy Claude Fortier

A group of residents is sounding the alarm on what it calls a set of irregularities concerning a proposed project to build a second quarry in Cantley.

“We’d like [council] to follow up on some very valid questions; specifically, how was it that a certificate of conformity was issued for this quarry?” asked Cantley resident and former municipal councillor Suzanne Pilon.

Back in January 2013, Construction DJL proposed the construction of a mega quarry in the community on a plot of around 300 acres just east of Hwy 307. A number of concerns were raised by residents, including possible impact on wildlife, lakes, and forests. They were also concerned about the nuisance of around-the-clock blasting and crushing, odours emanating from an asphalt plant, and increased truck traffic.

And while there are serious objections to the project – demonstrated, in part, by a petition signed by over 500 Cantley residents – the real issue lies with the fact that DJL managed to obtain a certificate of conformity from the municipality despite being in violation of two municipal bylaws.

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Stop in the name of decency! The law don’t require it

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by Tyler Dawson on January 21, 2015

The crosswalk in front of Wakefield Elementary was the site an an incident that has one Wakefield mother second guessing her trust in MRC police.  Tyler Dawson photo

The crosswalk in front of Wakefield Elementary was the site an an incident that has one Wakefield mother second guessing her trust in MRC police.
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To stop or not to stop, that is the question.

No, really, it is, and it’s a question that Birte McArthur has been asking ever since a police car didn’t stop for her and three children as they were waiting to cross Riverside Drive at the crosswalk in front of the Wakefield School on Dec. 22 on their way to school.

She got in contact with the MRC des Collines police and had a meeting at the police station about the incident.

“I just thought I needed to do something,” McArthur told the Low Down at her home in Wakefield. “I just lost trust in the police protecting our son, because I kind of trusted that they’re going to protect him.”

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