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Dundas fight moves to OMBTheSpec.com - Local - Dundas fight moves to OMB Developer appeals move to block warehouse near canal

Eric McGuinness, The Hamilton Spectator,
DUNDAS (Aug 25, 2009)

Environmentalist Julia Kollek says the citizens' group Protect Our Dundas and several individuals will join Hamilton city council in fighting off an Ontario Municipal Board appeal aimed at winning approval for a self-storage warehouse almost beside the Desjardins Canal.First Dundas Leasing Ltd., owned by J. Douglas Hammond of Ancaster, is appealing council's rejection of a rezoning application. Hammond is the former owner of the nearby Canadian Tire store.Opponents say the two-hectare property on the northwest corner of King and Olympic Drive should become part of a proposed urban eco-park in the corridor between Cootes Paradise and the Niagara Escarpment.Hammond says the land has already been covered with fill excavated for a city sewage storage tank and is zoned for restaurants and commercial…

dam humans go back to nature...

A good move for conservation and restoration of the natural habitat: well done!

Bid to save Crooks Hollow dam failsTheSpec.com - Local - Bid to save Crooks Hollow dam fails Deteriorating dam to be demolished

Eric McGuinness, The Hamilton Spectator
GREENSVILLE (Aug 24, 2009)

The scenic Crooks Hollow Reservoir will be drained this fall when the 96-year-old dam that forms it is demolished.A spirited grassroots effort to save the deteriorating concrete structure on top 0f the Niagara Escarpment near Highway 8 and Brock Road in Flamborough, failed to raise money for repairs, so Hamilton Conservation Authority board members voted recently to proceed with demolition.The decision leaves area resident Renate Intini bitter and disillusioned. She feels the authority neglected the dam for too long and didn't listen to those who think it's worth saving."They should take conservation out of their name and just call it the Hamilton authority," says Intini. "I'm just amazed at …