Aggregate News

 

 

Dufferin Aggregates – Proposed Watts Pond Road, Paris Pit

 

Location:  Lot 26, 27, 1,2 & 3, Concession 3, 2, WGR, South Dumfries, County of Brant, ON

 

CRH Canada Group Inc. aka Dufferin Aggregates Ltd, a subsidiary of Holcim, has proposed to start up a 614-acre gravel pit on farmland near Paris based on a 38-year old licence. Since the licence was granted, residential areas have been built and the community of Paris has come to rely on two source water wells (Gilbert and Telfer well fields) close to the proposed site. The local citizens are asking that the gravel pit proposal be considered under today's standards and circumstances, and not simply given approval based on an old never-used licence.

 

Under the Aggregate Resources Act, aggregate licences do not expire. They can be revoked by Ontario's Ministry of Natural Resources or the licenced area can run out of aggregate based on licence conditions, but otherwise the licence has no time limit.

 

Dufferin Aggregate is working towards having the site operational in late 2014 or early 2015.

 

EBR 011-8609 Permit to Take Water “aggregate extraction is above the water table at this time”

 

EBR 012-4127 Environmental Compliance Approval (sewage)

 

 

UPDATE: 

Site became operational in 2015.

Locals fighting Permit to Take Water (Jan-2017)

 

Paris Pit Site 001

 

 

News:  Dufferin Aggregates – Proposed Paris Pit (most recent first)

 

Date

Source

Title

Comment

2018-02-12

BrantfordExpositor.ca

CCOB appeal is denied

Michael-Allan Marion

2017-11-14

Alternatives Journal

'Celebrate Our Waters - a fundraiser in support of the Paris Pit appeal

David McConnachie

2017-02-23

CBC News

Paris gravel pit water-taking appeal hears final arguments

 

2017-02-02

CBC

Audio: Residents in Paris, Ont., worried gravel pit could contaminate water supply

 

2017-01-10

BrantNews.com

CCOB continues Paris pit appeal

Mike Peeling

2017-01-10

CBC

Water-taking permit for Paris, Ont. gravel pit opposed by residents

Dave Beatty

2016-12-12

Brantford Expositor

Tribunal hearing opens on CRH water-taking permit

Michael-Allan Marion

 

2016-10-25

CCOB.CA

Brant County does about face on Paris Pit Appeal to make weak deal with Dufferin

Concerned Citizens of Brant

2016-09-06

BurlingtonMayor.com

Statement from Mayor Goldring

Mayor Rick Goldring and Ward 1 City and Regional Councillor Rick Craven “Forterra Brick is within its legal rights and that the Province of Ontario, not the City of Burlington, has jurisdiction over this matter”

2016-02-24

Brantford Expositor

Dufferin quarry wins certification

Michael-Allan Marion

2015-11-09

Brantford Expositor

Paris group to appeal Dufferin water-taking permit

Michael-Allan Marion

 

2015-11-05

Comment

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change contact Concerned Citizens of Brant notifying of approval of Permit to Take Water and Environmental Compliance Approval

 

2015-11-05

Wellington Advertiser

CRC set to oppose Rockwood quarry at Ontario Municipal Board

 

2015-11-01

Brantford Expositor

Road rebuilt to handle increased truck traffic

Michael-Allan Marion

 

2015-04-16

Brant News

Greens support CCOB’s continued opposition to Paris pit

Victoria Gray

2015-03-25

Brantford Expositor

Citizen group gets Brant council support for fight against gravel pit

Michael-Allan Marion

AO Aggregate Resources Act

2015-03-23

Brantford Expositor

BRANT COUNTY: Concern over water-taking permit for Dufferin's Paris pit

Michael-Allan Marion

2015-01-16

Brantford Expositor

Brant council recommends Watts Pond Road rebuild

Michael-Allan Marion

2015-01-14

Brant News

Committee supports Watts Pond Road work

Mike Peeling

2014-12-01

Concerned Citizens of Brant (CCOB)

Petition:  Protect Ontario’s Drinking Water Sources

To Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of the Environment & Climate Change

2014-03-20

Brantford Expositor

BRANT COUNTY: Paris pit to go into production in 2015

 

2013-12-02

Brant News

CCOB learns from mega quarry fight

Sean Allen

2013-11-30

CTV News

Residents unhappy with proposed gravel pit near Paris

Michael-Allan Marion

 

2013-04-11

Brantford Expositor

Returning the Land

Michael-Allan Marion

2013-04-01

Brantford Expositor

Large turnout in regards to water-taking permit

Michael-Allan Marion

EBR #011-8609

2013-01-31

Brant News

Letter:  Assessing the risk of Dufferin’s gravel pit

Nick Greenacre

2013-01-22

Brant News

The science of gravel extraction

Jason Teakle

extraction leaves water vulnerable to pesticides – Nick Greenacre

2012-10-17

Brantford Expositor

Minister asked to cancel gravel pit licence

Michael-Allan Marion

2012-06-21

Paris Star Online

Lack of political leadership decried

Michael-Allan Marion

Comment

 

Lake Erie Source Region Protection Committee's request to include land uses and activities that penetrate into the municipal aquifer and/or increase the vulnerability of wellhead protection areas or intake protection zones, as threats to source water.

 

 

 


For More Information:

 

Proponent:  Dufferin Aggregates www.dufferinparispit.com

 

Opposition:  Concerned Citizens of Brant / www.ccob.ca

 

                 Who Can You Contact?

 

Support – www.Gofundme.com/ParisPitAppeal

 

 

Paris Pit Tour on Youtube (2013) (note “typex.ca” website no longer exists)

 

Water Displacement on Youtube (2012)

 

 

For other “dormant” quarry issues:

 

Meridian Brick Quarry expansion

 

 

 

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Disclaimer: This information has been compiled through private amateur research for the purpose of allowing the reader to make an informed and educated decision.  However, while the information is believed to be reliable, accuracy cannot be guaranteed.


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