ELGV settles with Orica as OMB hearing continues.

Orangeville Citizen | by Wes Keller, Jeff Wilker comments | June 17, 2010

Jeff Wilker, municipal lawyer The Township of East Luther Grand Valley has agreed to minutes of settlement with Orica Canada Inc., which might be expected to mean that a portion of the 160-acre farm owned by Klaus Friesecke near Luther Marsh can now be rezoned for Orica’s explosive storage facility. But Ontario Municipal Board Vice-Chairman Donald Granger has yet … Continued

Safety upgrades part of Orica, ELGV deal

The Orangeville Banner | by Richard Vivian| June 14, 2010

Jeff Wilker, municipal lawyer Several safety upgrades are coming to Orica Canada’s explosives facility near Grand Valley as part of a settlement reached ahead of an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) hearing that began last week. As a result of the deal, which includes many more concessions and a financial commitment to the township, East Luther Grand Valley (ELGV) no … Continued

Orica wins right to remain in Dufferin

Orangeville Citizen | by Wes Keller | July 16, 2009

Jeff Wilker and Stephen D'Agostino, municipal lawyers A Superior Court judge has ruled that the Orica Canada explosives facility may continue to operate near Luther Marsh, at least until a zoning issue has been resolved at the Ontario Municipal Board. The federally licensed facility has been functioning on temporary zoning since 2007. Last month, following massive public opposition to the operation, East … Continued

Orica appeals, seeks interim zoning order

Orangeville Citizen | by Wes Keller | June 11. 2009

Jeff Wilker, municipal lawyer Orica Canada Inc. has launched an Ontario Municipal Board (OMB) appeal of East Luther Grand Valley’s decision not to renew temporary zoning for its explosives storage near Luther Marsh, and is seeking an injunction to allow continued use of the site pending the outcome of the appeal. It filed its OMB petition under Section 89 … Continued