Black Bears Seek Funding to Extend Lifespan of Havilland Dump


I don’t always talk dirty but when I do it’s about trash. Still, when it comes to trash, there’s no better trash talker around these parts than Holly Hughes.

Holly and a small committed group that comprise Sault North Waste Management Council (SNWMC) have spent the past eight years writing their hearts out for one government and foundation grant after another and all for the love of the Havilland dump (actually ‘waste disposal site’ but we’ll get to that in a bit).

In 2007, SNWMC was ignited into action when the government triggered a spate of garbage dump closures in between the areas north of the Sault and Montreal River.

“At the time we got word from the Ministry of Natural Resources that other dumps in the area were closing. We discovered at that point we were on a short road to having them all closed,” elaborated Holly. We found out there was going to be a meeting at Mountain View school about the dump. We were told in the fall that it was going to be closed in the spring. So that’s when we sprang into action and decided to get together as a whole area”


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