Melancthon Mega Quarry

The Highland Companies / 3191574 Nova Scotia Company / Baupost Group

"Baupost Group...hopes to create one of North America's largest quarries (in Melancthon Township)" (Reuters, 13-July-2011)

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EBR Registry Number: 011-2864, MNR INST 19/11 / EBR Registry Number: 011-3976, MNR 8637-8J4NRS

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TORONTO STAR article (December 30, 2011): Anatomy of a Quarry Fight


Hunter and Associates Graphics: Pine River Headwaters - Melancthon Mega-Quarry

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View 3 (09-Apr-2012, 1 mb)

 




Legal Correspondence on behalf of NDACT:

1.   Letter from Iler Campbell LLP to Highland Companies (Mar 1, 2012)
2.   Highland Response to Iler Campbell LLP Letter (March 9, 2012)
3.   Letter from Iler Campbell LLP to Highland Companies (March 21, 2012)
4.   Letter from Iler Campbell LLP to MOE (March 21, 2012)


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Report by Dr J. Kenneth Torrance (May 25, 2010):

The Honeywood Soils Series and Potato Production
in Dufferin County, Ontario


Click to open the pdf file PDF (25-May-2010, 0.6 mb)



A. July 29, 2011 Certificate of Approval (Air and Noise): Hunter Objection Letter    Click to open the pdf file PDF (29-July-2011, 2.0 mb)

Enclosures:

1.   Bibliography
2.   Private Lands Adjacent to Quarry Site Plan Area
3.   Multiple Fixed Processing Plants - Modelled SPM Concentrations in ug/m3
4.   Acoustic Assessment Report Tables and Selected Maps



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B. July 11, 2011 Hunter Supplementary Objection Letter    Click to open the pdf file PDF (11-July-2011, 0.9 mb)

Enclosures:

1.   Draft SERA standards principle 5 (one page)
2.   Holland Marsh annual pumping 1979 to 2007
3.   Niagara Escarpment Pine River / Mulmur Map
4.   Photos Pine River Fishing Area
5.   Applicant grassland mulching and watercourse alteration photos



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July 11, 2011 Dr. Frind (Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo)          Click to open the pdf file PDF (8-July-2011, 0.1 mb)


C. April 23, 2011 Site Plan and Site Selection: Hunter Objection Letter     Click to open the pdf file PDF (23-Apr-2011, 2.3 mb)
       Maps are presented below

            Exhibits (Note: Exhibits prepared prior to the Applicant's site Plan Filing, except for minor adjustments


1.0   PROPOSED MEGA QUARRY (with Primary Nuisance footprint 600 m)

1.1   Proposed Mega Quarry Topography and Orthophoto
1.2   Proposed Mega Quarry Area Shaded Relief
1.3   Proposed Mega Quarry Topography



Click to open the pdf file PDF (14-Apr-2011, 3.9 mb)
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2.0 WATER

2.1   Ground Water Elevation (Water Table) with groundwater catchments
2.2   Ground Water Elevations across the Applicant's Site Plan Area
2.3   Cabot Head Shale Aquitard Surface with Aquitard Gap at Horning's Mills
2.4   Karst / Topographic Map with Underground Drainage
2.5   Karst / Surface Drainage Groundwater Discharge Map
2.6   Profile County Road 124 Section
2.7   Profile Mulmur Lake Section - Lot 19/20 Boundary (West)
2.8   Profile Mulmur Lake Section - Lot 19/20 Boundary (East)



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3.0 SPECIALTY CROP

3.1   Specialty Crop Areas and Infrastructure
3.2   Provincial Policy Statement (2005) Specialty Crop Lands Extract
3.3   Soils Map with Shrigley Esker Trend (Donnybrook Sandy Loam - Db)
        through Osprey and Melancthon
3.4   Agricultural Soil Capability Map with Shrigley Esker Trend (Class 6)
        through Osprey and Melancthon


Click to open the pdf file PDF (1-Apr-2011, 5.3 mb)
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4.0 AGGREGATE BEDROCK DESIGNATION (Ontario Geological Survey)

4.1   Google Earth (Hamilton to Bruce Peninsula Overview Bedrock Resources)
4.2   Google Earth (Shelburne to Owen Sound Bedrock Resources)
4.3   Halton / Peel Bedrock Aggregate Resources
4.4   Grey / Dufferin /Simcoe Bedrock Aggregate Resources
4.5   Melancthon / Mulmur / Osprey Bedrock Aggregate Resources
4.6   The Applicant's Test Pit and Borehole Contribution to
         Dec 2009 Bedrock Designation
4.7   Hydrostratigarphy of the Guelph Region



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D. March 30, 2011 Completeness of Application: Hunter Objection Letter    Click to open the pdf file PDF (30-Mar-2011, 12.1 mb)
       Maps are presented below

Maps:

1.   Dry Epikarst Wells - Contours not supported
2.   Requested Supplementary Macrokarst Test Holes
3.   Non-Disclosed Monitor Wells / Distance to Springs



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E. Hunter Supplementary - Additional Comments       Click to open the pdf file PDF (28-Apr-2011, 0.4 mb)
     (after April 26, 2011)

Figures:

1. Karstic Sinking Stream (East Half of Lot 20, Con 3)
2. Karstic Resurgent Stream (West Half of Lot 18/19, Con 2)
3. Campbell Brook Sinking Stream below 20th SR
4. Campbell Brook at 3rd Line




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F. Prior Hunter Correspondence

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G. Selected Mega Quarry Comments

CITIZENS' GROUPS

CARA (Creemore Area Residents Association)           
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (27-July-2011, <0.1 mb)

CAUSE (Citizens' Alliance United for a Sustainable Environment)
      - Hydrogeology Comments    Click to open the pdf          file PDF (11-July-2011, <0.1 mb)
      - Objection Letter                  Click to open the pdf          file PDF (20-April-2011, 0.3 mb)

CORE (Conserve Our Rural Environment)
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (19-April-2011, <0.1 mb)

 


MC2 (Mono Mulmur Citizens' Coalition)
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (18-Apr-2011, 0.6 mb)

NDACT (North Dufferin Agricultural and Community Taskforce)
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (19-April-2011, 0.2 mb)

 

 

 

ENVIRONMENTAL AGENCIES

Grand River Conservation Authority
   - GRCA OPA Application Comments
      Click to open the pdf           file PDF (31-May-2011, <0.1 mb)

   - GRCA OPA Application Comments  
      Click to open the pdf           file PDF (19-May-2011, <0.1 mb)

   - Lake Erie Region (Source Protection Committee)  
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (16-May-2011 <0.1)

   - GRCA Hydrogeological Comments  
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (26-Apr-2011, 6.8 mb)

 


Ministry of the Environment           
      
Click to open the pdf file PDF (26-Apr-2011, 0.7 mb)

Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (21-Apr-2011, <0.1 mb)

   - South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe   
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (27-June-2011, <0.1 mb)

 

 

 

 

MUNICIPALITIES

Township of Melancthon
   
- Melancthon Peer Review           
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (30-May-2011, <0.1 mb)

   - Letter to The Highland Companies 
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (12-May-2011, <0.1 mb)

   - Letter from The Highland Companies
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (11-May-2011, <0.1mb)

   - Objection Letter                       
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (26-Apr-2011, 0.1 mb)

   - CAUSE OPA Application Comments
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (19-Apr-2011,<0.1 mb)

   - Melanacthon ARA Application Comments
     Click to open the pdf          file PDF (18-Apr-2011, 0.2 mb)

County of Dufferin
   - Township of Mulmur Traffic Comments
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (6-July-2011, <0.1 mb)

County of Grey
   
   Click to open the pdf file PDF (26-April-2011, 0.1 mb)

 


Township of Adjala - Tosorontio
      
 Click to open the pdf file PDF (11-April-2011, <0.1 mb)

Township of Clearview
   
   Click to open the pdf file PDF (12-July-2011, 0.1 mb)

Township of Mulmur
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (21-April-2011, 0.3 mb)

Township of Southgate
    
  Click to open the pdf file PDF (20-Apr-2011, 2.2 mb)

 

Town of Caledon
      
 Click to open the pdf file PDF (21-April-2011, 0.7 mb)

Town of Innisfil
      
Click to open the pdf file PDF (23-June-2011, 0.1 mb)

Town of Shelburne
   - 124/89/10 Intersection
      Click to open the pdf         file PDF (18-July-2011, <0.1 mb)
   - Objection Letter          
       Click to open the pdf         file PDF (20-April-2011, 1.7 mb)

 

 

PROVINCIAL CORRESPONDENCE

Sylvia Jones (M.P.P. Dufferin-Caledon)
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (1-June-2011, 0.1 mb)

Premier McGuinty Letter to MPP Sylvia Jones
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (24-May-2011, <0.1 mb)

Minister of Natural Resources Extension
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (4-May-2011, <0.1 mb)

 

Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Letter to Twp of Melancthon re: Specialty Croplands       Click to open the pdf file PDF (18-July-2011, <0.1 mb)

Melancthon Letter to Premier McGuinty
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (7-Mar-2011, <0.1 mb)

Mulmur Letter to Premier McGuinty
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (7-Apr-2011, <0.1 mb)

 

 

REQUEST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

Bruce Trail Conservancy   
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (23-August-2011, <0.1 mb)

Carolyn Bennett (M.P. St. Paul's)
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (20-July-2011, <0.1 mb)

CAUSE
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (28-April-2011, 0.3 mb)

Michael Chong (M.P. Wellington-Halton Hills)   
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (25-July-2011, <0.1 mb)

Lori Holloway (Liberal Candidate, Dufferin-Caledon)      
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (11-Aug-2011, <0.1 mb)

Councillor Matlow Proposed EA Request Motion
(to Sept 15, 2011 City of Toronto meeting)
     
 Click to open the pdf file PDF (<.1 mb) 

A. McClurg   
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (8-July-2011, <0.1 mb)

 



Township of Melancthon
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (12-June-2011, <0.1 mb)

Township of Melancthon - MOE Reply Letter
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (28-July-2011, <0.1 mb)

L. Parsons
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (21-Apr-2011, 0.4 mb)

M. Schreiner (Leader, Green Party of Ontario)
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (10-June-2011, <0.1 mb)

David Tilson (Q.C., M.P. Dufferin-Caledon)
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (20-May-2011, <0.1 mb)

Jim Wilson (M.P.P. Simcoe-Grey)
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (10-Aug-2011, 0.4 mb)

 

 

 

FOOD SECURITY / AGRICULTURE

Food Security
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (14-July-2011, <0.1 mb)

Dufferin County Soil and Crop Improvement Association
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (16-Apr-2011, <0.1 mb)

Dufferin Federation of Agriculture
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (4-Apr-2011, 0.1 mb)

Georgian Central Region Soil & Crop Improvement
      
Click to open the pdf file PDF (18-Apr-2011, <0.1 mb)

 

National Farmers Union
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (19-Apr-2011, <0.1 mb)

Ontario Potato Board
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (18-Apr-2011, <0.1 mb)

Ontario Institute of Agrologists
 
     Click to open the pdf file PDF (3-June-2011, <0.1 mb)

 

 

 

INTEREST GROUPS

Ontario Federation of Anglers and Hunters
  
    Click to open the pdf file PDF (8-July-2011, )

The Hills of the Headwaters Tourism Association
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (30-June-2011, <0.1 mb)

David Suzuki Foundation
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (29-April-2011, 0.2mb)

Trout Unlimited Canada: Greg Clark Chapter
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (19-April-2011, 0.2 mb)

 


Lake Ontario Waterkeeper
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (19-May-2011, <0.1 mb)

Council of Canadians (Maude Barlow)
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (2-Aug-2011, <0.1 mb)
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (Apr-2011, 1.4 mb)

Nottawasaga Steelheaders
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (18-Apr-2011, 0.1 mb)

Shelburne Legion
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (Apr-2011, 1.4 mb)

 

FIRST NATIONS

Six Nations
   
   Click to open the pdf          file PDF (15-Apr-2011, 0.2 mb)  

   - Haldimand Proclamation Map of October 25, 1784
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (25-Oct-1784, 6.0 mb)

The Metis Nation of Ontario
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (31-Mar-2011, <0.1 mb)

 


Haudenosaunee Development Institute
   -
Letter to Hon Linda Jeffrey (MNR)                       
      Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (11-July-2011, 0.4 mb)

   
- Letter to D. Cook (MNR)
      Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (11-July-2011, 1.4 mb)

 

 

RATEPAYERS

E. & G. Corlett
   
   Click to open the pdf          file PDF (16-Apr-2011, 0.5 mb)   
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (16-Apr-2011, 0.5 mb)     

Fallingbrook Springs
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (8-July-2011, 2.6 mb)
      Click to open the pdf file PDF (15-June to 12-Apr-2011, 0.37 mb)

J. & P. Lansing
   
   Click to open the pdf          file PDF (22-Apr-2011, <0.1 mb)   
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (23-Apr-2011, 0.2 mb)    

M. & G. Lindsay
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (25-Apr-2011, 0.1 mb)

M. Mercer
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (19-Apr-2011, 0.4 mb)

W. & N. McNutt
   
   Click to open the pdf          file PDF (16-Apr-2011, 0.1 mb)

C. & B. Murdoch
      Click to open the pdf file
PDF (16-Apr-2011, 0.1 mb)

D. Patterson
   
   Click to open the pdf          file PDF (19-Apr-2011, 0.2 mb)

K. Philips
    
  Click to open the pdf file PDF (24-Apr-2011, 0.2 mb)

 


Rutledge Farms
      Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (8-July-2011, 0.5 mb)
      Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (18-Apr to 14-Apr-2011, <0.1 mb)

D. Sanford
      Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (27-May-2011, 0.1 mb)      
      Click to open the pdf          file PDF (18-Apr-2011, 0.1 mb)

K. Sweezey
      Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (29-July-2011, <0.1 mb)

R. Uffen
      Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (17-Apr-2011, <0.1 mb)

Unicamp
      Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (8-July-2011, 3.9 mb)
      Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (9-Apr to 4-Apr-2011, <0.1 mb)

B. Vanalstine
      Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (15-Apr-2011, <0.1 mb)

F. von Veh
      Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (21-Apr-2011, <0.1 mb)

Greenhouse Gas
       Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (6-July-2011, <0.1 mb)

W. Zenker
       Click to open the pdf          file
PDF (19-April-2011, <0.1 mb)

 

 

H. Selected Websites / Additional Information

WEBSITES

Highland Companies
       Melancthon Quarry
       ARA Application Documents
       Hedgefund Baupost seeks profit in Canadian Quarry

Miami-Dade County Water and Sewer Department
       Benzene - Poisoned Well

 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Defence Research and Development Canada
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