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Mega Quarry in Melancthon is Dead

November 21, 2012 | By More

Looks like soup stock, and all of the other “stop the mega quarry” petitions have paid off!

The Highland Companies has announced that it has withdrawn the application for a licence to mine 2,316 acres of land in Melancthon for limestone. Instead, Highland plans to continue to focus on its potato farming operations.

“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,” said John Scherer, principal of The Highland Companies, in a news release.

Highland has also announced that controversial figure John Lowndes has resigned as president and will have no more involvement with the company.

[via Orangeville.com]

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