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Re-Opening of Pyretic Slate Dump Site May Save Moir's Pond

(Monday, September 16/2002)-- The Waterfront Development Corporation (WDC) and a Bedford developer have put aside certain aspects of a legal dispute between them, which could give the Sobey's organization an alternative to in-filling Moir's Mill Pond, Councillor Len Goucher said today.

Councillor Goucher said today that he has been advised by United Gulf Developments Limited ( Kevin Riles, Vice-President) that it has reached a tentative agreement with the WDC regarding water lot issues in Bedford; and therefore, will agree to the re-opening of the pyretic slate dump site on the Bedford waterfront.

The Councillor said he is hopeful that the Sobey's group will now reconsider its plan to infill the historic Moir's Mill Pond in Bedford with pyretic slate excavated from the site of its new Fall River shopping centre.

"Because of the legal dispute between United Gulf and the Waterfront Development Corporation, the dumping of pyretic slate to infill the Bedford waterfront lands was temporarily banned by the Province. Now that Sobey's has an alternate site to dispose of its Fall River slate, hopefully they'll use it instead of infilling Moir's Pond, " he said.

Councillor Goucher, with the support of Mayor Peter Kelly, has been urging agreement between United Gulf and the WDC to enable the pyretic dump site to be re-opened.

Bedford area MLA Honourable Peter Christie tabled a petition signed by 5,000 area residents opposed to the infilling of Moir's Pond in the Nova Scotia Legislature last Spring. It was supported by the Opposition parties.

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Councillor Len Goucher
(902) 476-0021

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