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Something new
The great thing about the current Chemtura Public Advisory Committee has been the passion of its members.
New committee structure approved for CPAC
Woolwich council has approved a new format for the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee, in spite of hearing from current committee members about their concerns about such a change.

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Friday, June, 19, 2015 - 6:06:27 PM
Ontario fighter pilot tells students to dream big "not to take anything away from Deanna Brasseur, but as far as being one of the first women fighter pilot this is false. The Russians, during WW II had squadron of women fighter pilots called the "night witches" and were feared by the germans."
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Understanding of OPP's new 'transparent' billing is still pending "To add insult to injury wait until you start receiving overtime bills from the OPP. Wait until there is yet another force-wide hike in their salaries and benefits. I encourage you to Google the 'Ontario Provincial Police Block' and examine the conten"
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New OPP billing model brings savings to county "Wait until you start receiving overtime bills from the OPP. Wait until there is yet another force-wide hike in their salaries and benefits. Then you will see how much Wellington County will actually save with the OPP's new billing model. Moreover, th"
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Chemtura committee to undergo changes
Woolwich Township is moving forward with a new version of the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee.
CPAC, councillors share concerns about committee impasse
Members of the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee had the opportunity to share their concerns with members of Woolwich council.
Woolwich council endorses CPAC consultant's report
Woolwich council has endorsed a report from More than Engineering (MTE) Consultants that criticizes a Chemtura work plan to investigate possible offsite contamination.
Mayor reports progress on CPAC impasse
Woolwich mayor Sandy Shantz is pleased with the progress that has been made on the future of the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee, after a closed-door session took place on April 9.
"Tough enough"
During the fall municipal election campaign, now-mayor Sandy Shantz noted that some residents had questioned whether she was "tough enough" for the job.
Shantz works to bring Chemtura, MOECC back to CPAC meetings
Woolwich mayor Sandy Shantz attended the monthly Chemtura Public Advisory Committee on Jan. 29, in hopes of finding a way to resolve the impasse that has kept both Chemtura and the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change from attending CPAC meetings.
CPAC report suggests "high potential" for offsite contamination
A report presented at the Oct. 30 Chemtura Public Advisory Committee suggests that there is a strong possibility that toxic waste stored in former waste pits on the east side of the Chemtura property could have migrated off the site.
Environmental group marks 25th anniversary as Elmira's watchdog
It is very unlikely that members of APT (Assuring Protection for Tomorrow's Environment) ever thought they would still be active, 25 years after they first entered the fight to clean up Elmira's contaminated groundwater.
The ongoing saga
If one thing has become clear over the past 25 years of the ongoing saga of Elmira's contaminated groundwater, it is this — every aspect of the cleanup seems to go at an almost glacial pace.
CPAC puts heat on ministry for groundwater cleanup
The Chemtura Public Advisory Committee is putting more pressure on the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change to ensure that the cleanup of Elmira's groundwater is completed by is deadline of 2028.
CPAC members express concern, frustration over DDT study
Concerns about a drainage ditch that parallels the Chemtura property is causing members of the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee to push for more action on off-site investigation and cleanup.
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Jane's Walk revisits Elmira's water crisis
Elmira’s water crisis, beginning in 1989, is something most residents of Woolwich have heard about, but not everyone knows all the details of this pivotal event in the town’s history, as well as how it continues to affect life here today.
Chemtura to revisit GP1 and GP2 excavation
Chemtura will be revisiting its remediation project at former waste pits GP1 and GP2.
In-situ remediation project moves forward
Chemtura's plan to use in-situ chemical oxidation (ISCO) to remove harmful chemicals from Elmira's groundwater is looking more promising.
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Elmira environmentalist to be inducted into Hall of Fame
When Elmira's Susan Bryant found out that she will soon be inducted into the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame, her first reaction was surprise.
Making things happen
This past week, the Chemtura Public Advisory Committee showed the good that can happen, simply from asking a few questions.
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