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Owner files OMB appeal Council rejects plan for storage facility near Olympic Craig Campbell, Dundas Stars News Staff Published on May 08, 2009 No mediation meetings or hearing dates have been scheduled in the Ontario Municipal Board appeal of city council’s decision to reject applications for a storage facillity development on King Street East. Karen Kotzen of the OMB confirmed the appeal from property owner Doug Hammond, through the City of Hamilton, on April 23. Councillors on the city’s planning committee and the full city council both unanimously rejected the application to construct four storage buildings on 201 King St. E. at Olympic Drive, within the Cootes Paradise environmentally significant area. Councillors rejected a planning staff recommendation to support the rezoning and official plan ammendment applications because of concerns about the report’s accuracy and completeness, and extensive public opposition. Submissions from some commenting agencies were not included or co

going bald is thrilling!

Tom Thomas, Special to the Hamilton Spectator Bald eagles 'fooling around' at Cootes - Local - Bald eagles 'fooling around' at Cootes Remote location of nest prevents check for eggs Eric McGuinness The Hamilton Spectator (May 8, 2009) Birdwatchers want to kn

Cootes Drive History Community apathetic over new Cootes Drive Controversial road was result of now fading car culture Craig Campbell, Dundas Star News Staff, Published on May 01, 2009 Dundasians of the mid-1930s were apathetic towards construction of Cootes Drive –as long they weren’t paying for it. But according to research by former Valley Town resident and transportation activist Randy Kay, the Dundas Diversion project was not without controversy. Local merchants, property owners and town councillors worried about the new road’s route, connections and possible impact on local business. As Mr. Kay explained to those in attendance at the season-ending Dundas Valley Historical Society meeting, one thing nobody questioned in 1936 or 1937 was destruction of valuable wetland as pavement carved through the Cootes Paradise ecosystem. Mr. Kay dug into microfiche copies of the Dundas Star and Hamilton Spectator to trace the tale of the road that has raised proble