Wed Apr 17, 2013
Dear Editor: These recently published articles warrant congratulations to writer Doug Karrow on two counts; first, for the in-depth exposure of the current, ineffectual Aggregates Resources Act rules and secondly for the courage to present a first hand account of experiences living close to an active gravel pit.
Sat Mar 23, 2013
Dear editor: On Friday, March 8 I was at home sick and noticed a very large amount of out of town tri-axle dump trucks and roll off trucks heading south on Ida St, Dundalk. I didn’t think much of it as I assumed they were heading to Lystek with a specialized construction material.
Wed Feb 27, 2013
The Southgate Public Interest Research Group (SPIRG) is crying foul that Southgate council wants SPIRG to post a $15,000 security before an appeal by the group is heard to an appeal it lost last year.
Wed Feb 20, 2013
Southgate’s seven-member council was paid a total of $148,740.70 in 2012 including $6,294.01 for mileage, $3,788.29 for conference expenses and $3,288.40 for the cost of Blackberry services.
Thu Feb 14, 2013
The Ontario Municipal Board has dismissed an appeal by a handful of residents opposed to a proposed gravel pit located east of Durham.
Thu Feb 14, 2013
Southgate has approved an $8.2 million operating and capital budget for 2013 which will boost the local tax rate by 4.09%.
Fri Feb 08, 2013
The former head of Southgate Public Interest Group says Southgate Council’s attempt to seek legal costs following a court injunction to end a blockade of the Dundalk Eco Park last summer is tantamount to using the courts in a strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP).
Wed Nov 14, 2012
After lengthy negotiations and prodding, Southgate finally has a draft recreation agreement with Wellington North.
Wed Oct 17, 2012
Dear editor: As a resident of Southgate, I have been quietly following the Lystek vs. Stop the Biosolids controversy since it began.
Wed Oct 10, 2012
Dear Editor: I have a message for the residents of Southgate who continue to harass and oppose this council.
Wed Oct 10, 2012
A Superior Court Justice has upheld the Township of Southgate decision to issue a building permit to Lystek for the innovative biosolid processing facility the company is building in the Southgate Eco Park.
Fri Sep 21, 2012
Opposition to the development of gravel pits in the Holstein area is growing, with a call for a moratorium on further approval of gravel pits until studies can be done to determine the cumulative long term social and financial effects.
Wed Aug 15, 2012
Although The Confederate didn’t report it until July 25, the June 19 field trip of the Southgate Public Advisory Committee (PAC) to the St. Marys wastewater treatment facility was an interesting attempt to calm the fears of some Southgate citizens.
Thu Jul 26, 2012
A judge has issued a permanent injunction banning the illegal blockade of Dundalk’s Eco Park.
Wed Jul 18, 2012
Henry Micek, former Southgate Economic Development Officer, was astounded to read in a recent news story “Southgate found guilty of holding secret meetings,” published in The Confederate, that he had kept notes from committee meetings “but has refused to make them public.”
Wed Jul 04, 2012
Southgate Mayor Brian Milne says a motion passed by council on Wednesday gives the municipality legal options, if necessary, to remove the blockade at Dundalk’s Eco Park.
Wed Jun 27, 2012
Two separate investigations have found Southgate Council guilty of holding secret meetings in violation of the Municipal Act.
Thu Jun 21, 2012
The Southgate Organic Material Recovery Centre (OMRC) Public Advisory Committee (PAC), a voluntary plan of Lystek International to create an open flow of information to local residents about the biosolids-processing centre in Dundalk, has issued a press release in which it answers four questions from the public.