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Halton municipalities going to court to ensure oversight in Milton CN project

Halton municipalities going to court to ensure oversight in Milton CN project 21 February 2018

Halton municipalities going to court to ensure oversight in Milton CN project

Court application to combat CN assertion project is exclusively under federal jurisdiction

Halton municipalities are going to court in an effort to make their voices heard with regard to the Canadian National Railway (CN) truck-rail hub project proposed for Milton. 

At a news conference organized Feb. 21 the Region of Halton, City of Burlington, towns of Oakville, Halton Hills and Milton and Conservation Halton announced they are commencing a joint application in the Ontario courts to confirm their jurisdiction to review the possible impacts of the CN project. 

Concern around the project has grown since CN announced it was moving forward with plans for the hub in January of 2015.

Mississauga rejects Milton CN hub

3 April 2015

Mississauga rejects Milton CN hub

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Councillors hold a symbolic vote against an intermodal facility in the neighbouring town that’s battling CN

By: San Grewal Urban Affairs Reporter, Toronto Star

In a rare move, Mississauga council is taking a strong stance on an issue that is currently dividing the neighbouring municipality of Milton, by symbolically voting against the construction of a massive CN distribution centre being planned there.

“We wanted to support our neighbours,” said Mississauga Councillor Sue McFadden, who brought the motion forward Wednesday at council.

With as many as 1,500 trucks a day expected to roll in and out of the proposed $250-million, 400-acre rail intermodal facility, Mississauga councillors also voiced concerns over the potential impact on their own residents.

“I had the same concern with the traffic coming through Mississauga,” said Councillor Pat Saito, who added that Halton and Peel roads can’t handle an additional 1,500 trucks entering the rail yard every day. CN “are telling Milton and our staff that because they’re federally governed … they do not need site plan approval.”...

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Oakville keeping eye on CN intermodal

27 March 2015

Oakville keeping eye on CN intermodal

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By David Lea, Oakville Beaver

While a proposed CN intermodal terminal has many on edge in Milton, Oakville Mayor Rob Burton says it is too early to say whether members of this community would be impacted.

On March 19, CN formally announced plans to construct a $250 million intermodal and logistics hub adjacent to its main line in the Town of Milton.

The facility would be situated on the CN property bordered by Tremaine Road to the west, Britannia Road to the north and Lower Base Line to the south.

According to the Town of Milton website, the proposed facility would transfer cargo containers between rail cars and trucks to move goods eastward across the Greater Toronto Area and throughout North America.

The facility would be approximately 2,900 metres in length and have the capacity to handle four trains per day.

It would also operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and be visited by roughly 1,500 trucks per day.

The project has generated considerable attention with 300 people packing the Milton Lions Club on Tuesday during an information meeting organized by Milton councillors....

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