FoTTSA is a party to the Local Planning Authority Tribunal (LPAT) hearing into the Teedon gravel pit owner’s application to change the zoning on French’s Hill to allow extension of aggregate extraction in Concession 1. Under this area is the aquifer which provides what scientists have called the world’s purest water. Mining the overburden (ie. removing the gravel, sand, soil and vegetation) on French’s Hill from above the aquifer reduces the effectiveness of the “filter” that helps make the water below so pure. The Teedon Pit is owned by CRH Canada Group Inc, working through its subsidiary Dufferin Aggregates.
An associated issue is renewal of the PTTW from the Teedon Pit for the washing of aggregate. The amount of water involved is huge – more than 6.5 million litres a day. On January 14, 2021, the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks (MECP) renewed the Permit for 10 years. The Canadian Environmental Law Association (CELA) is appealing on our behalf. Learn more here
On January 27, 2021 the Council of the Township of Tiny voted to appeal the decision to grant a permit.