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Based on concerns from the Waterloo Region’s agricultural community regarding the number of gravel pits being planned in the area, a review of the Resources Act and a public hearing was scheduled for the Kitchener area. According to 570news.com, Ontario’s Standing Committee on General Government has been scheduled to tour three gravel pits, including one that has been reclaimed.
Protestors plan to take to the stage. In a new twist on NIMBYism, Everybody’s Theatre Co. is planning a community-based production that would allow anyone who wants to participate to play a role. The group’s artistic director, Dale Hamilton, told The Guelph Mercury that research and development will begin this fall, and the project will come together over the next two years. “When I heard about the goings-on up at Honeywood…it seemed inevitable and a no-brainer in some way that there should be a community-engaged theater project connected to the mega-quarry proposal,” Hamilton said.
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