A local group fighting against the expansion of a Melrose quarry has scored a victory at Queen’s Park.
Back in March, the Citizens Against Melrose Quarry took concerns of rural drinking water before a Justice Policy Standing Committee in Toronto, to amend changes to a water bill.
They wanted Bill 39 to call for protections to all water sources, not just municipal ones, when it comes to mining or aggregate zoning changes.
Currently there are 1.6 million Ontarians who use rural water sources.
On Wednesday, the amendments were passed.
The Melrose Quarry is looking at a massive expansion, which many citizens are against, due to drinking water concerns.
Sue Munro with the Concerned Citizens of Melrose Quarry says even if Tyendinaga Township approves zoning changes, the Ministry of Natural Resources will take the fight to the Ontario Municipal Board.
Owner of the Melrose Quarry Charlie Demill tells Quinte News that the CAMQ have provided inaccurate information. FIND MORE BY CLICKING HERE