Time to demand an end to 91 closure

 In Letters, Opinion

Editor:

When communities work together, great things happen. Throughout 2021, we were grateful for the support of residents across Clearview Township and the South Georgian Bay area in our efforts to save County Road 91 and Sideroad 26/27. But while we’ve made great progress, we’ll need our community’s continued assistance throughout 2022.

We received an overwhelmingly positive response to a petition to Clearview council, with nearly 2,000 people voicing their opposition to the township’s plans.

It was clear that the community values the area’s natural heritage and wants the township to move forward with decisions that are safe and financially responsible.

More recently, we were encouraged by the Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks’ decision for further inquiry into Clearview’s environmental assessment. Experts, neighbouring municipalities, and residents have long recognized that the township’s request for a pre-approved assessment was inadequate – and this fall, the Ministry sought additional information from the township in response to our community’s concerns.

While we’re proud of our community’s accomplishments over the past year, we understand that the fight to protect our area isn’t over. We’ll need to work together this year, more than ever before, to pursue accountability from our elected officials and ensure that they address our concerns. With an election on the horizon, it’s time to demand that our municipality put an end to this expensive and unnecessary project and prioritize the needs of our community.

It’s time for residents to determine the future of our community. Join us in calling on Walker Aggregates and Clearview Township to come to the table with a new plan and better alternatives to this harmful and unnecessary proposal.

To learn more, join us at save91.ca. Together, we can create a strong future for Clearview in 2022.

Wendy Franks,

Duntroon.

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