Category Archives: BURNING ISSUES

Some issues affect a lot people, now and in future, far beyond Greenstone.

GRUBBING FOR GOLD (Conclusion)

4 ̶ Refining the Process [This letter appeared in the April 6th edition of the Times Star, Greenstone’s community newspaper.] 1 April 2016 Dear Editor, On Tuesday, March 29, I attended the regular meeting of our Municipal Council. Although I … Continue reading

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GRUBBING FOR GOLD (3 of 4 Chapters)

3  – Closing the Deal At the regular Council meeting on Tuesday, March 29, resolutions disposed of the major municipal assets in the mining zone of Greenstone Gold Mines. Five Ward Councillors attended; the three absentees were Councillors William Assad … Continue reading

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GRUBBING FOR GOLD (2 of 4 Chapters)

2 – Rumours of a Strike [On Monday, March 28, I heard a rumour that the Municipality of Greenstone was going to sell off its assets in the mining zone of Greenstone Gold Mines. Checking it out, I discovered that … Continue reading

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GRUBBING FOR GOLD (4 Chapters)

1 – Scratching for Information [I sent this message to my social media network just prior to the Public Information Centre in Geraldton on Monday, March 21, hosted by Greenstone Gold Mines. The following message is an adaptation sent to … Continue reading

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OLD ELMOS MINE – THEN AND NOW

[I rediscovered this post in the draft basket, so I’ve finally published it.  Enjoy.] 1 ̶ Wearing Two Hats If this post sounds as if it’s not about Greenstone history, please be patient and continue reading. On Monday evening, April … Continue reading

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GREENSTONE’S SUNSHINE TOUR

Yesterday, driving into town, I stopped for a hiker. I was suspicious. It looked like he had just come from the Greenstone OPP Detachment located on Highway 11 just west of the junction with Highway 584. He was walking toward … Continue reading

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STOP THIS HISTORIC STRUCTURE FROM GETTING THE SHAFT

Open Letter to Mayor & Council of Municipality of Greenstone July 23, 2015 SUBJECT: PROPOSED LOCATIONS FOR GERALDTON’S INTERPRETIVE CENTRE & HISTORIC MINING HEADFRAME I am elaborating on the oral and written comments I made at the public meeting on … Continue reading

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TCPL PROPOSES, NATURE DISPOSES (Conclusion of 4 chapters)

4  ̶  . . . But Trust Me, and Verify Another four principles in the letter of the Minister of Energy stipulate that Aboriginal communities must be consulted, that local communities must be consulted, that TCPL must demonstrate “economic benefit … Continue reading

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TCPL PROPOSES, NATURE DISPOSES (Chapter 3 of 4)

3 – They May Say ‘Trust Us’ . . . Let us look at the human element. Let’s look at the OCC ̶ the Operations Control Centre. Or more exactly, the OCC controller. The leak alarm is tripped. The controller … Continue reading

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TCPL PROPOSES, NATURE DISPOSES (Chapter 2 of 4)

2 – . . . It May Still Be a Turkey The Energy East Pipeline proposal means that 1.1 million barrels of diluted bitumen will be traversing our beautiful country every day. Every single, blessed day. Except on the days … Continue reading

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