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By Jim Fisher
For The Sentinel 

City meeting focuses on surplus timber logging issue

 


Monday night’s City Council meeting focused almost solely on the decision whether or not to log surplus timber on property that lies within the municipal watershed. The proposed area of harvest is a section in the northeastern quadrant of the city’s 1,100-acre holdings, visible from town, on the upper slopes of the Simcoe Mountains.

It has been a hotly contested issue. Resident Ken McKune wrote a letter to The Sentinel last week, citing the damage that could be done by clearing ground with heavy machinery on land that supplies water to the city. He was present at the meeting with information about the potential harm of such an operation in-hand, ready to argue strongly against the ma...



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