Red Deer chapter activist Ken Collier tells us that, “On January 20, the Red Deer County appeal board denied operators a permit to mine gravel in a shallow aquifer feeding Medicine and Red Deer Rivers.”
Another correspondence notes that, “The Red Deer County Municipal Planning Council (first) turned down the permit application for the gravel quarry in September 2010. The company (6M Holdings) appealed (that decision).” The appeal took place in November and was then adjourned to January.
To read additional background, please go to WIN! Red Deer County rejects gravel quarry on alluvial aquifer, http://canadians.org/campaignblog/?p=4680.
Congratulations to the Red Deer and area chapter for their participation in this important campaign.