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STOP the Hidden Quarry Proposal

Important Council Meetings in January: Thu. Jan. 12, 11:00 am Wellington Council, 74 Woolwich St., Guelph, and Thu. Jan. 26, 10:00 am – Wellington Council, 74 Woolwich St., Guelph. See CRC Newsletter for details.
JDCL has re-applied! Well, here we go again but this time there are many significant differences. To start, in addition to re-applying to GET for local re-zoning, the company must also ask Wellington County for an amendment to the County Official Plan (OPA-81) to change the area from “Greenlands” to industrial. Click here for futher details in the Newsletter.

The CRC has made a submission to the Review of the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) outlining changes the CRC would like made to the way the OMB operates and makes decisions, to insure that community interests are upheld against the often overwhelming influence of big developers. CRC Review of the OMB


Wellington Council Meeting

Thursday, January 26, 10:00 am – Wellington Council Chambers, County Administration Centre 74 Woolwich Street Guelph, ON N1H 3T9

The quarry application will be discussed at the meeting. CRC will post further details as soon as they are available. Please check back.
The Concerned Residents Coalition is a community group formed 3 years ago to undertake a proper assessment of the Hidden Quarry risks. Today there are over 1,100 supporters and the CRC has determined that the Hidden Quarry would be bad for Rockwood and the region under any circumstances. The CRC is now fundraising to support its legal challenge in September this year against the quarry proposal at the Ontario Municipal Board. This is the last chance to stop the quarry, please donate nowClick here to find out more.     
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Rockwood and the surrounding area is home to many talented multimedia artists who have contributed their talent, time and energy to creating these videos that help tell the community story. Click here to find out more.



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Action resumes. James Dick (JDCL) are in the process of applying to Wellington County and GET requesting that the NEW 'Greenlands' zoning be re-zoned industrialPlease help insure that this doesn't happen by donating.


OMB​ Schedule

The JDCL Hidden Quarry Application was deemed void and so the hearing has been adjourned indefinitelyThis is a favourable outcome for the community and the environment. However JDCL has reapplied.  The CRC are busy again! Media Release - OMB Hearing on Hidden Quarry application adjourned. OMB Decision on Bylaw Jurisdiction

Phase 1

1st Pre-Hearing Conference, Nov. 9, 2015

2nd Pre-Hearing Conference, Tuesday March 1, 2016
11am, GET Council Chambers

3rd Pre-Hearing Conference, Thu May 5 & if needed Friday May 6, 2016
10:30 am, GET Council Chambers

Day 1: September 27, 2016, 10:30 amGuelph Eramosa Township Offices. Newsletter Summary

Day 2: September 28, 2016, 9:30 am, Guelph Eramosa Township Offices. Adjourned early due to the important procedural issue raised on Day 1 by CRC lawyer Chris Barnett... more

Day 3: Thursday October 6, 2016, 10:30 am, Guelph Eramosa Township Offices. This will be interesting... more.

Judgement: Application deemed void. Hearing adjourned indefinitely. We await JDCL's next move, e.g. reapply.   

Phase 2

JDCL has reapplied. At some point the process may result in the OMB hearing resuming. The CRC are preparing for that possibility.

Man Made Thunder - CRC Theme Song
Written and performed by Rockwood resident Wendi Hunter.


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CRC Stop Hidden QuarryMake your voice heard by signing this petition to STOP the Hidden Quarry. Sign Here...