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Quarry bid for Coquitlam is withdrawn

A controversial bid to test drill on Coquitlam's Burke Mountain for a future rock quarry was withdrawn earlier this month.

On Monday, a provincial government spokesperson said Langley resident John Carley had stopped the proposal from proceeding — nearly a year after the application was submitted for review.

Carley told The Tri-City News last year he wanted to test drill on 111 acres of Crown land to see if the rock could be excavated for construction and landscaping projects. His plan for an investigative permit of the Quarry Road and Calgary Drive area raised a number of concerns, including from city managers and the Northeast Coquitlam Ratepayers' Association.

The Ministry of Forests said Carley gave no reason for withdrawing his application.

jwarren@tricitynews.com

 

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