Ostrander Point ERT preliminary hearing

[The preliminary hearing will be continued in Toronto on Thursday, February 14, 09:30.  You may attend via teleconference by dialing 1-866-500-5845 and entering the conference ID: 1219634#]

Environmental Tribunal Preliminary Hearing – Ostrander Point
Friday February 8, 2013 – Picton
CCSAGE, by Ian Hanna

Ostrander Point AppelA standing room only crowd packed the meeting room above the Picton Fire Hall, Friday morning, as the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal Preliminary Hearing began at 11:00 AM.  With a major snowstorm predicted for the afternoon, one could be forgiven for conjuring up images of Bill Murray; Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania; and the comedy classic, Groundhog Day.  In fact, one wonders if Sylvia Davis, Ministry of the Environment Legal Counsel,  feared repeating this day over and over again as she surveyed the rapidly deepening snowfall, outside the tiny building, in this most rural of rural settings. Perhaps that was what occupied her mind when she quipped “if we ever get out of this place” to Commissioner Robert Wright, in reply to his request for discussion about the post-lunch timetables. Read article

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