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Quarry on Ont. farmland was the plan


October 13, 2011
By CBC News

quarry-ontOct. 13, 2011 – The American-financed company behind a controversial
proposal to mine Ontario limestone says it planned, from the onset, to
turn prime farmland into a quarry.

Oct. 13, 2011 – The American-financed company behind a controversial proposal to mine Ontario limestone says it planned, from the onset, to turn prime farmland into a quarry.

quarry-ont 
Joseph Izhakoff (left) and John Scherer (right) on
the potato farm – and proposed quarry site – of Highland Companies in
Melancthon Township, Ontario. (CBC)


 

In an exclusive interview with CBC News, Joseph Izhakoff, an executive with The Highland Companies, said the company bought thousands of acres near Shelburne, Ont., in order to secure the quality limestone beneath the fertile soils.

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