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Those appellants, or those opposing construction had tried to go back to the Ontario Municipal Board, in this case PALS, which I’m told stands for “Preservation of Agricultural Lands Society”, and stall everything again until November, even after they had been on the conference call and agreed to a June 18th start date for the OMB hearing.
The OMB listened to the Town of Fort Erie, The Niagara Region and the developers legal council, and turned down PALS request!
PALS and other opposition has had since 2009 to put their evidence forward that the Speedway would be a detriment to the area and not a benefit.
Preserving agricultural land in Niagara is important, but living in Niagara, the area in Fort Erie where this track is proposed is NOT on prime agricultural land!
You can’t grow grapes on it, and the tender fruit industry in Niagara is all but extinct!
Not only that, the land is private property and the land owners can do what ever they want with it!
The opposition is using this as an obvious stalling tactic, and thankfully the Ontario Municipal Board didn’t fall for it!
So it’s on to the 18th of June where hopefully they can get everything done and not need the entire four weeks, and they can actually start construction of Canada’s first carbon-neutral one mile high banked oval and road course complex!
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