Autumn 2015. PEC residents Bob Bird, Dave Sutherland, Dave Mackay and Larry Richardson approached County Council to support Anne Taylor and Mike Hymus, whose homes are both adjacent to the Picton Terminals site on White Chapel Road. The Hymus pond had suffered severe damage from salt contamination, and Anne Taylor faced dust and noise well above permissible levels. Later this informal group addressed Council to oppose it granting Picton Terminals an exemption to the County noise by-law.
Spring 2016. Witnessing PT’s explosive demolition of the Hallowell Cove cliff face, more than 20 neighbours and allies, including Victor Lind and Libby Crombie, joined the originals to form Save Picton Bay. Its primary role: to investigate the port operation’s growing impacts, and to lobby Council for a more balanced approach to protect the public interest.
November 26, 2016. Save Picton Bay held its first Town Hall meeting and fundraiser. More than 120 residents attended. Since then, SPB has continued to grow. Then Save Picton Bay incorporated as a not-for-profit citizens’ organization.