In an area protected by the Clean Water Act and adjacent to a rural settlement (Shingletown), an application has been submitted for a new aggregate licence at 1824-1922 Witmer Road. This application was unanimously turned down by Wilmot council in April of 2022. The applicant appealed this decision to the Ontario Land Tribunal and CSGW defended council’s decision this November-December. We now await the decision of the Tribunal.
The Tribunal’s ruling puts Waterloo Region in peril, opening the door to potential water contamination, jeopardizing road safety with increased traffic, and posing threats to public health and well-being from excessive noise and dust. Additionally, the decision carries the weight of sacrificing around 150 acres of invaluable prime agricultural farmland.
The fight is not over. As we await the result of the Tribunal, your donations will continue to help us address the impacts proposed by the Hallman Pit as we fund experts and legal support.
Help us stop the Hallman Pit and protect farmland and water for our vibrant communities today and tomorrow. Please donate today.
Not convinced? Listen to Vice President of the Ontario Federation of Agriculture, Mark Reusser, speak about his experience as a farmer and why this land is so important.