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Warden Toller pitches Pontiac incinerator to Renfrew County

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by Charles Dickson
Pontiac
Feb. 12, 2024
MRC Pontiac warden Jane Toller paid a visit to the Jan. 31 meeting of Renfrew County Council to make the case for Pontiac’s garbage incineration project and invite its mayors to consider becoming partners.
In her approximately 30-minute talk, entitled Opportunity for an Ontario-Quebec Partnership, the Pontiac warden covered many aspects of the proposed project already familiar to readers of THE EQUITY’s coverage of this issue over the past nine months, but also provided some new information.
By way of background, the warden laid out MRC Pontiac’s position on waste management.
“We’re against landfill, but we do support energy-from-waste – since 2011. We’ve had four councils vote unanimously for it, including the current 18 [mayors],” she said.
“Now, you may have noticed that six weren’t sure they wanted us to take a hundred thousand [dollars] from our surplus, but that was the only thing they were voting against,” the warden explained.
Making reference to a provincial public . . .

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