News Advisory - Lake Superior Shoreline Quarry Goes to the Ontario Municipal Board (OMB)

    WAWA, ON, Jan. 29 /CNW/ -

    WHAT:     Residents concerned about plans to create a quarry on the
              shores of Lake Superior are appealing it to the Ontario
              Municipal Board (OMB). An important pre-hearing set for Friday,
              January 30, 2009 will decide the final list of issues to be
              addressed at the hearing itself.

              The proposed quarry will impact the longest section of
              wilderness shoreline on any of the Great Lakes. The section of
              Lake Superior shoreline is home to five Peregrine Falcon
              nesting sites and two small herds of Caribou.

    WHEN:     Friday, January 30, 2009
              9:00 a.m.

    WHO:      Citizens Concerned for Michipicoten Bay
              Town of Wawa
              Superior Aggregates Company

    VISUALS:  Photos of the area under threat are available upon request

    The Citizens Concerned for Michipicoten Bay ( are a group of local
residents with supporters throughout Ontario, Canada and the United States who
care about what happens to Lake Superior

For further information:

For further information: Joel Cooper, Spokesperson, CCMB, (705)

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