The mega quarry is dead

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As you may remember, hubby and I attended Soup Stock last month, which was an event to raise awareness and support to stop the 2,300-acre limestone quarry that was to be built north-west of Toronto. In a statement released Wednesday, the Highland Companies announced it was withdrawing its request to develop the project in Melancthon Township.

“While we believe that the quarry would have brought significant economic benefit to Melancthon Township and served Ontario’s well-documented need for aggregate, we acknowledge that the application does not have sufficient support from the community and government to justify proceeding with the approval process,” Highland’s John Scherer said.

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