Waterfront storage tanks outrage leads to protest

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By Adam Brazeau
CORNWRALL, Ontario –Cornwallites are outraged over proposed storage tanks planned for the city’s waterfront and they're making it loud and clear at a protest planned for Monday, Dec. 9.

A protest over two proposed storage tanks planned for the city’s waterfront will take place on Monday, Dec. 9, from noon until 1 p.m. at the work site just west of the Cornwall harbor.

Several groups are rallying with local residents for a peaceful protest at the work site just west of the Cornwall harbor from noon until 1 p.m. They are also planning a public forum on the issue.

The Cornwall & Area Chamber of Commerce, Le Village, Groupe Renaissance and Cornwall’s Waterfront Committee are urging the general public and private sector businesses to participate.

“These concerned groups cannot understand why the federal government would allow these tanks on our waterfront, especially after the City worked diligently to have similar ones removed some years back,” said Kevin Hargreaves, Chamber president, in a statement.

The forum takes place on Wednesday, Dec. 11, from 7:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. in Salon B of the Cornwall Civic Complex. MP Guy Lauzon, and Transport Canada representative, Tina Morris, Regional Director, Communications are being invited to take part.

Cornwall Seaway News broke the story of the new tanks on Dec. 5.

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Organizations: Cornwall Area Chamber of Commerce, Groupe Renaissance, Waterfront Committee Transport Canada Cornwall Seaway News

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