Canada: Compost facility with 'horrible putrid, dead smell' ordered to close in Rocky View County - - PressFrom - Canada
  •   
  •   
  •   

CanadaCompost facility with 'horrible putrid, dead smell' ordered to close in Rocky View County

17:20  12 june  2019
17:20  12 june  2019 Source:   cbc.ca

Three dead after plane crash near Medicine Hat

Three dead after plane crash near Medicine Hat Three people are dead following a plane crash near Medicine Hat. A small aircraft was scheduled to fly from Medicine Hat, about 315 kilometres east of Calgary, to Moosejaw, Saskatchewan Saturday night. 

Rocky View County is a municipal district in southern Alberta, Canada that is named for its views of the nearby Rocky Mountains to the west. © Jennifer Lee/CBC Greg Boehlke is reeve of Rocky View County . A composting operation east of Airdrie may need to close after Rocky View County

A composting operation east of Airdrie may need to close after Rocky View County council denied a development permit for Thorlakson Nature's Call, a facility that has stirred up complaints from neighbours over its olfactory impact on the area.While the open-air compost facility initially opened as.

Compost facility with 'horrible putrid, dead smell' ordered to close in Rocky View County© Jennifer Lee/CBC Greg Boehlke is reeve of Rocky View County.

A composting operation east of Airdrie may need to close after Rocky View County council denied a development permit for Thorlakson Nature's Call, a facility that has stirred up complaints from neighbours over its olfactory impact on the area.

Compost facility with 'horrible putrid, dead smell' ordered to close in Rocky View County© Jennifer Lee/CBC Myrt Butler lives near the noisome compost lot and says she's happy its permit was not approved.

While the open-air compost facility initially opened as a manure composter, since 2016 it has also been trucking in organic residential waste from nearby municipalities, and also accepts waste from a beef processor.

High Level fire evacuees allowed to go home

High Level fire evacuees allowed to go home HIGH LEVEL, Alta. — Community officials say thousands of fire evacuees from High Level, Alta., as well as the surrounding areas of Mackenzie County and several Dene Tha' First Nation communities will be allowed to return home on Monday. The announcement was made on the Town of High Level's Facebook page today, and was accompanied by a video with municipal leaders from the town, county and First Nation, along with Premier Jason Kenney. High Level Mayor Crystal McAteer says in the video that while the mandatory evacuation order that has been in place for two weeks will be lifted, an evacuation alert will remain in place.

A controversial compost facility that neighbours say reeks may have to close after county council denied its application for a development permit. A composting operation east of Airdrie may need to close after Rocky View County council denied a development permit for Thorlakson Nature's Call, a

Compost facility with ' horrible , putrid , dead smell ' ordered to close in Rocky View County . Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

Compost facility with 'horrible putrid, dead smell' ordered to close in Rocky View County© Jennifer Lee/CBC Lori Harnack lives east of the facility and calls it "putrid."

The company has been ordered to stop trucking in organic waste immediately.

According to Greg Boehlke, reeve of Rocky View County, the company also needs to clean up and shut down that part of the site in 90 days.

Compost facility with 'horrible putrid, dead smell' ordered to close in Rocky View County© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

That's not realistic, said Milton Scott, general manager for Thorlakson Nature's Call.

"It takes more than 90 days to do the process [shutting down]," explained Scott, who said the company is disappointed and may apply for an injunction to block the decision.

Council voted unanimously

According to the reeve, six months ago county council changed the land use designation for the compost facility from "ranch and farm" to being under a "direct control bylaw."

Inquest ordered into death of Chilliwack man, 8 years after his body was found

Inquest ordered into death of Chilliwack man, 8 years after his body was found Gladys and Ed Scherbey have always doubted their 38-year-old son Corey died after accidentally overdosing on alcohol and drugs, as initially ruled. They believe he met foul play. The couple spent years seeking an inquest but were refused multiple times, and twice went to B.C. Supreme Court to request a judicial review before a judge urged ministry officials to take another look. "We've believed it was a homicide from day one," said Gladys Scherbey.

Compost facility with ' horrible putrid , dead smell ' ordered to close in Rocky View County . Medical examiner tells couple's trial that toddler didn't die from lack of oxygen. Major traffic headache looms as Crowchild Trail upgrade forces 2-week closure of 10th Avenue westbound ramp.

Compost facility with ' horrible putrid , dead smell ' ordered to close in Rocky View County . Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. Comments are welcome while open. We reserve the right to close comments at any time.

As explained by Boehlke, that meant the land required a development permit for Thorlakson Nature's Call to continue to operate as an organic composting lot. That permit application was rejected on Tuesday.

The company did have a permit from Alberta Environment. Boehlke described the dual permits as "a jurisdictional thing that's a nightmare" and said the county would like to work with province on that issue.

Compost facility with 'horrible putrid, dead smell' ordered to close in Rocky View County© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

Council voted unanimously to deny the permit for the organic compost part of the lot, though the original manure composting would be allowed to continue, according to the reeve.

"A dead body left out in the field"

Area residents and landowners were celebrating the decision outside the county office on Tuesday, with many gearing up for a protest only to find when they arrived that the council had considered the issue early.

Alberta woman charged after allegedly trying to mail puppies and kitten

Alberta woman charged after allegedly trying to mail puppies and kitten An Alberta woman has been charged under the Animal Protection Act for allegedly trying to mail dogs and a cat last month. In a news release issued Wednesday, the county alleged that on May 7, Jill Marshall attempted to mail a puppy and a kitten by placing them inside a small cardboard box and leaving them at the Canada Post office in Milo, Alta. The county also alleged that Marshall did this again on May 17. In this instance, the county alleged she tried to mail one puppy. Marshall was charged with two counts of causing an animal to be in distress, VCES said.

Organic waste from Cochrane and Airdrie is being handled in Calgary now that a large composting operation in Rocky View County the communities were using has been ordered to shut down.A number of landowners had complained about the smell from the Thorlakson Nature's Call facility

Heather Lucier was part of a small counter -protest at the event, where a few Indigenous people gathered to rally against pipelines against a sea of supporters. Compost facility with ' horrible putrid , dead smell ' ordered to close in Rocky View County .

"It's like a dead body that's been left out in the field for a month," said Myrt Butler who lives nearby.

"We've had this horrible putrid, dead smell," said Lori Harnack, who lives directly east of the compost site and explained they've suffered from the malodorous surroundings for almost five years.

Compost facility with 'horrible putrid, dead smell' ordered to close in Rocky View County© Provided by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

"If this continued [and] we needed to sell our farm, who was going to buy our farm?" Harnack hopes to pass the family farm on to her children and said the decision to force the compost lot to halt operations gives her hope.

Company said it was trying to address concerns

According to Thorlakson manager Milton Scott, the company was trying to deal with the problem by bringing in international engineering firms to assist with reducing the odour.

"We had asked many times for a report of… complaints with the county and never received any of them," said Scott, who added that odour complaints about the facility had gone down.

While Scott said he thinks people want composting, it appears nobody wants it near their backyard.

"I believe in composting. I think it's a good thing," he said. "I guess right now it appears the masses don't."

Read more

Sylvester Stallone Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Rocky II: I Am 'Incredibly Grateful'.
Sylvester Stallone Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Rocky II

—   Share news in the SOC. Networks
usr: 3
This is interesting!