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Public gains a second say on proposed pellet plant

Coldstream council has found a legislative loophole in order to let the people be heard.

Lavington and area residents packed the municipal office Monday night, hoping to have their opinions heard on the proposed pellet plant (a joint venture between Tolko Industries and Pinnacle Renewable Energy).

Council would not let the public be heard due to legislation. Acting Mayor Peter McClean offered the public a chance to come share their opinions at the Committee of the Whole meeting Tuesday, Aug. 5 when the Ministry of Environment is expected to be in attendance.

Council also agreed to rescind third reading of zoning changes which would accommodate the pellet plant, in order to have another public hearing.

The earliest council can have a public hearing is Monday, Aug. 11.

For more details and concerns about the plant from the public, see Wednesday's issue of The Morning Star.

 

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