MNR and Hanlon Creek Business Park

There has been some concern in the community about the Ministry of Natural Resources’ position about the Hanlon Creek Business Park, stemming from coverage of the injunction hearing and a July 31st letter from MNR requesting further study on the Jefferson salamander habitat.

In response to the letter, the City met with MNR on August 5. You can read the minutes here. There are five action items, which outline a process to  to mitigate any potential impacts of the culvert construction on any potential Jefferson salamander. The MNR affirmed that the culvert construction does not contravene any existing legislation.

We continue to work closely with the Ministry every step of the way.

For more information about the meeting and the injunction hearing, click here.

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2 Comments on “MNR and Hanlon Creek Business Park”

  1. Luke Says:

    In response, I would like to point out that an expert witness from the MNR testified in court this week that the MNR’s official position is still that the city should not develop the HCBP without conducting further research.

  2. the cloudwalking owl Says:

    Is that expert witness or the MNR prepared to pay the city the shortfall in taxes if this research causes some new businesses not to locate here? Are they prepared to tell the Provincial Government to give Guelph an exemption under the Places to Grow Legislation? Will they force the OMB to give the city a “get out of jail free” card so when a developer appeals the present development plan (which is designed to limit sprawl) because it “isn’t working”, that the scumbags on that board won’t take a chainsaw to the city plan?

    There are a lot of issues here that need to be considered besides the habitat of the salamander. It sucks that we are in this position, but it all boils down to people having too many children and expecting too many toys to play with—.

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