Oppose Gravel Quarry Proposal on Hot Springs Rd.
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Harrison Hot Springs is a peaceful, tourist destination where residents, tourists & retirees can escape the noise and hectic lifestyle of the city, while Agassiz is a picturesque farming community located on the shore of the mighty Fraser River.
This petition was an outreach to members of the impacted communities and concerned members of the public to express their position on the aggregate mine application to be located at 3628 Hot Springs Road to the Ministry of Energy and Mines, alongside the local and regional governments who are also opposed to this project.
The additional truck traffic from this project, estimated at up to 6,000 tandem-trailer gravel truck trips per year for the next 13 years, will cross and travel along busy Provincial Highway #9 (Hot Springs Road). This route is the only access into Harrison Hot Springs, which if blocked, could prevent emergency vehicle access. Trucks will continue though the centre of the town of Agassiz, past a school and residential areas already afflicted by the existing 4,000 logging trucks that pass through annually. A shoulder enhancement project between the communities will add a cycling path along both sides of the highway, and cyclists newly traveling the road will be put at risk.
Nearby aggregate mines are adequate to supply material for construction purposes, making this quarry unnecessary. Noise and dust from crushing and blasting operations will disturb the peace of the community, and expose nearby residents to the negative health effects of silica dust.
Environmental impacts on the affected stream and watershed, which carry endangered species, cannot be mitigated.
We ask you to support us in our opposition to the proposed quarry by adding your name to this petition.
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