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The dump is dead

The Barrie Examiner reports this morning that, “After 25 years of studies, delays, meetings and protests, Site 41 was laid to rest on Tuesday. Simcoe County councillors passed a motion yesterday that will see construction and all future development at the North Simcoe Landfill Site discontinued. ‘Site 41 will no longer be constructed as a landfill site,’ Simcoe County Warden Tony Guergis said after the motion passed.”

“Of the 32 councillors, three opposed the motion: Bradford West Gwillimbury Mayor Doug White, Bradford W.G. Deputy Mayor Dennis Roughley and Severn Township Mayor Phil Sled. Absent from yesterday’s vote were Innisfil Deputy Mayor Gord Wauchope, Wasaga Beach Deputy Mayor David Foster and New Tecumseth Deputy Mayor Rick Milne.”

The Council of Canadians media release celebrating the win can be read at http://canadians.org/media/water/2009/22-Sept-09.html.

The campaign blog (with a few pictures), which tracked the day at council, is at http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=1859.

The Barrie Examiner article is at http://www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=1764469.