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A step in the right direction…

After 53 days, 10" of rain, extensive pressure from Save Picton Bay, several broken promises from Picton Terminals, a Provincial Officer's Order and a deadline extension, the salt piles appear to be...

That didn’t take long.

Just before the MOECC November 24 deadline for Picton Terminals to cover their polluting salt piles, the PT owners requested a delay and MOECC officials granted it, to November 29. On the surface, the PT owners' excuse seems reasonable.  But not so much in the context...

According to the Doornekamps…

..."we can’t do everything at once." No problem to load and unload large, profitable shiploads of road salt and other freight.  But when it comes to taking proper care of Picton Bay and the surrounding environment, "We can't do everything at once." Read more smooth...

Walleye fishery at risk

In 2015 local resident David MacKay raised the first alarms about damages to the Bay and surrounding environment by newly established Picton Terminals.  Here McKay talks with Scottie Martin, an avid fisherman who runs the Walleye Wednesday Facebook page. Watch/listen...

Feds alerted to PT salt pollution.

After repeated infractions and provincial orders, Picton Terminals continues to wriggle.  But now they face a new set of inquiring eyes, this time at Environment and Climate Change Canada, the federal agency responsible for enforcing the Fisheries Act. Read more...

“They’ve yet to answer our questions…”

Following another major rain storm October 29-30, Global TV news interviewed three members of Save Picton Bay. Watch it here:  Picton Bay residents concerned over salt leaching into water from Picton...

Save Picton Bay: update

Picton Terminals’ cover is blown! Stormy weather On Sunday October 8, the last of Hurricane Nathan’s big winds roared into Picton.  For several days before, news of the impending storm had circulated widely through the media. This allowed ample time for Picton...