RE: 'Escarpment is 'on life support'; Approval of Dufferin expansion
defies Niagara Escarpment Plan,' and 'City tries to save species
from being lost forever' (Oct. 29).
Although the issues appear separately in this edition of The Spectator,
it appears we are watching the death throes of the Niagara Escarpment
unfold in its pages.
Columnist Joan Little writes about the Dufferin Aggregates quarry
and the Niagara Escarpment Commission's approval of a plan which
divides the escarpment. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Transportation
wants to pave part of the escarpment for the 130-kilometre mid-peninsula
Against such assaults, the City of Hamilton's attempt to recognize
environmentally significant areas is admirable. But is it enough?
We're like peasants in a Third World country -- selling off our
vital organs for immediate payoff. What a poor legacy to leave the
-- Claire Nicholson, Greensville.