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February 1, 2007

As it Happens mines FrontenacCounty -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

by Jeff Green

CBC radio’s flagship current affairs interview show As it Happens has discovered the thorny issue of prospecting, courtesy of some of the Frontenac News’ favourite mining rights activists: Marilyn Crawford from the Bedford Mining Alert, and Gloria Morrison.

A week ago tonight Gloria Morrison was featured in an interview about the staking by Frontenac Venture Corporation that has taken place on her property near the Ragged Chutes Road between Snow Road and Ompah.


Among the many responses As it Happens received was a message from our old friend Marty Cadieux, who has been fighting for reclamation of his land in TayValley after a mining exploration company did some major trenching.

On Monday of this week As it Happens broadcast a talkback call from Marilyn Crawford, which is only fair since the show’s producers haven’t be shy about calling on Marilyn for leads as they pursue this story.


As it Happens has since followed up by interviewing a representative of the Ontario Prospectors Association last Friday, and on Tuesday night they talked to an 80-year-old rancher from BC, who is in favour of mining but is fed up with repeated incursions on his land by a series of prospectors over a 15-year period.

As it Happens promises to bring more stories on this issue forward in the coming days.

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