Incredibly but nonetheless consistently, the law of gravity is being suspended to make the “Geranium Rule” whole.
Bill French, after outlining the environmental importance of the Minesing Wetlands in Minesing Wetlands: What are we thinking?, pdf goes on making more sense:
Simple question. How can any Environmental Assessment Study (EA) not include the impact on this sensitive system? Currently the Midhurst EA 3 and 4 study is to look only at the effluent discharge impact on Willow Creek. Hello! The Willow Creek drains into the Minesing Wetlands which connects to the Nottawasaga River which discharges at Wasaga Beach and into Georgian Bay. Why do these new EA studies not include everything that ultimately will be negatively affected by the discharge of two million litres a day?
And why is Springwater Township caving in to the legal bullies at the Ontario Municipal Board (ie. the developers demand zoning before the EAs are done so sue by going to OMB)?
The township is at a pivot point. Get involved and protect the natural habitat of the many species found in the Minesing Wetlands. Once it is gone, there will be no turning back. Find out who is running for the various positions on council and ask them the challenging questions. It is not too late to reverse the dangerous course that this and the last council have initiated.
The best movie I’ve ever seen about litigation is A Civil Action.
Find out which new township politicians have the knowledge, experience, and character to use it properly; to protect your “community of communities” rather than the outsiders.
“Your Honour, you are asking these people to create a fiction that will stand for the truth but won’t be the truth.”
Posted on iLoveMidhurst.ca.
A major head waters of the Minesing Wetlands (see RAMSAR Convention) is in Springwater Park.