Saturday, February 25, 2023


 The front page story in today's Waterloo Region Record is that Wilmot Council quietly and privately, behind its' citizens backs, has reached a settlement allowing the go ahead of the Hallman gravel pit to be located on Witmer Rd. in Wilmot Township. Citizens for Safe Ground Water who raised money for expert studies were blind sided according to Rory Farnan a member of the group. A former Wilmot Councillor, Angie Hallman, suggested that "This is a short-sighted decision that will impact lives for generations to come." and "Among the local residents who spoke up were members of the farming community, and they have been betrayed." 

What is even more shocking than this new Council agreeing to rezone much needed agricultural land to extractive industrial is the fact that the last Wilmot Council in harmony with Woolwich and North Dumfries Councils as well as the City of Cambridge passed Motions supporting a provincial moratorium  on gravel pits. This stupidity has gone on for far too long. This is why eventually Democracy breaks down and people take matters into their own hands. After all when your duly elected municipal ( & other) governments stop making decisions in the public interest in favour of private interests then people say enough is enough.

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