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Instrument Proposal Notice:   EBR Registry Number:   011-2864
Proponent:   3191574 Nova Scotia Company
477476 Third Line
Rural Route Delivery 2
Shelburne Ontario
Canada L0N 1S6
Instrument Type:   Issuance of a Class A licence to remove more than 20,000 tonnes of aggregate annually from a pit or a quarry - ARA s. 7 (2) (a)
Ministry Reference Number:
MNR INST 19/11
Ministry of Natural Resources
Date Proposal loaded to the Registry:
April 26, 2011

This notice was first published to the Environmental Registry on March 11, 2011 for a 46 day comment period.  It was republished on April 26, 2011 to extend the comment period for an additional 76 days, to close on July 11, 2011.  The remainder of the notice has not been altered.

April 26, 2011

Keyword(s):   Aggregates
The comment period for this proposal is now over.
Description of Instrument:

3191574 Nova Scotia Company has applied for a Class “A” licence Quarry Below Water to excavate aggregate from a quarry of 937.1 hectares in size. This application is for the establishment of a new quarry. The annual tonnage condition applied for is unlimited.

Other Information:

Site plan information is available to view at the MNR Midhurst District Office. Making an appointment to view the information is recommended to ensure aggregate staff will be available to provide information and answer questions.

Additionally, information related to this proposal is available from the following municipal office(s):

The Township of Melancthon
157101 Highway 10
R.R. # 6
Shelburne, Ontario
L0N 1S9

County of Dufferin
51 Zina Street
Orangeville, Ontario
L9W 1E5

Comments received through the Environmental Registry should not be construed as an objection under the Aggregate Resources Act (ARA) in accordance with section 4.0 – Notification and Consultation Standards of the Provincial Standards 1.0 under the ARA.

The Aggregate Resources Act may be viewed at the web-link provided on the right side of this notice.

Public Consultation:

This proposal was posted for a 76 day public review and comment period starting April 26, 2011. Comments were to be received by July 11, 2011.

All comments received during the comment period are being considered as part of the decision-making process by the Ministry.

Please Note: All comments and submissions received have become part of the public record.

Other Public Consultation Opportunities:

As specified in the Aggregate Resources Act, written notice concerning this application was delivered to landowners within 120 metres of the proposed licensed boundary; several information signs, giving notice to the public of this application, were erected at various locations on the proposed site; and a Notice of Application appeared in these local papers: the Shelburne Free Press and Economist, the Orangeville Citizen and the Orangeville Banner on March 10, 2011. A public information session will be held on April 12, 2011 between 7:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. at the Horning’s Mills Community Hall, 14 Mill Street, Horning’s Mills.

The application for this proposal is being circulated within the MNR Midhurst District and Huronia Area offices. Additionally, notification of this application has been forwarded to the Township of Melancthon and the County of Dufferin. Other ministries and agencies circulated with the application for review and comment include; the Ministry of the Environment, the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, the Ministry of Culture, the Ministry of Transportation, the Township of Mulmur, the Town of Shelburne, the Niagara Escarpment Commission, the Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority and the Grand River Conservation Authority.


Craig Laing
Aggregate Inspector
Ministry of Natural Resources
Regional Operations Division
Southern Region
Midhurst District
2284 Nursery Road
Midhurst Ontario
L0L 1X0
Phone: (705) 725-7532
Fax: (705) 725-7584

Location(s) Related to this Instrument:

Part of Lots 18 to 23, Concession 1 O.S.
Part of Lots 18 & 19, Concession 2 O.S.
Part of Lots 17 to 21, Concession 3 O.S.
Part of Lots 16 to 19, Concession 4 O.S.
Part of Original Road Allowance between Lots 20 & 21, Concession 3 O.S.
Township of Melancthon


Additional Information:

The following government offices have additional information regarding this Proposal. To arrange a viewing of these documents please call the Ministry Contact or the Office listed below.

Midhurst District
2284 Nursery Road
Midhurst Ontario
L0L 1X0
Phone: (705) 725-7500

The documents linked below are provided for the purposes of enhancing public consultation.
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