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  • lonenewfwolf
    July 19, 2013 - 22:56

    this was only ever a red herring to use up the political capital of the population on the west coast and take away their attention from the fracking issue. what a transparent political poply. try harder b'ys..yer still pluggin' away like this pace is stuck in the fifties...we've caught on..

    • Allison Greene
      July 22, 2013 - 10:26

      I've been away for a while, so I was confused by your headline referring to 'watershed development'. Sounded like an oxymoron to me....how can you have development in a watershed area? Then I went on to read, and sure enough, Corner Brook was actually considering allowing a mining quarry in its watershed. Incredible! For Mr. Matthey Connolly: You are quoted as saying "... it could be a significant loss for the area.' There is no loss Mr. Connolly. There is no mine. The only loss there could possibly be is the loss of good, clean water for a beautiful community. With regard to the council possibly not allowing a quarry, I would like to say that it was inappropriate to give the go-ahead for exploration. We have seen it so many times in St. John's...the council tells the developer to go ahead and follow due process. I can assure you that once that 'process' has started, that's pretty much it. I am so glad the company pulled this project now. Hope you have many more years of lovely, fresh, clean water.

    • david
      July 24, 2013 - 09:59

      Allison: So you read the headline, as did I, and wondered how in the world this could be, as did I....Where we went in different directions is I quickly realized that the headline is a bald-faced misrepresentation of the facts to deliberately sensationalize the story, while you went along with it. Ever thought of moving to Corner Brook? They really are your kind of people.

  • Observer
    July 19, 2013 - 14:52

    I cannot believe that any member of the CB council would approve of even exploratory drilling in the city's watershed area. It doesn't take much fluid leakage to contaminate the whole water supply. I think that I would be correct in saying that the land use policies of the city are clearly stated within the city plans. It's high time some people used a little common sense in this matter. Clearly, some would sell their soul in the name of developement.

    • david
      July 20, 2013 - 06:33

      Before you add your indignant exasperation to the already large pile, find out how "close" this would be to the watershed. Look it up...it might relieve your ignorant, hyperbolic anxiety. But probably not...you seem happy with your opinion in perpetuity. From Corner Brook?

  • I remember Corner Brook water
    July 19, 2013 - 09:13

    Too funny. serves CB right to lose this economic development because of a bunch of whiners! Now they'll never know if there are any minerals in the ground out there, but there is definitely something because it's the worst water in NL!!! Exploratory drilling could not make that water any dirtier, yellower or disease free!!