Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Agricultural Commission Shuts Down Plans For ReZoning

The Commission for the Protection of Agricultural Land in Quebec has blocked the Municipality des Iles's plans to rezone and area on Grindstone Islands as Industrial in the area of Laverniere, near the Hydro Plant. The plan caused discontent amongst some Islands residents in the area and they voiced their concerns through public concultations.

Joel Arseneau, Municipality Mayor, doesn't believe that the decision is a good one for the economic development of the islands. In reality, the file for enlarging the industrial zone in Laverniere is now closed. According to the mayor, it is now necessary to look into other possibilities to make room for new and expanding industrial businesses.