Work begins on cold storage facility

Controversial decision by ALR approves use of ag land for Cawston Cold Storage exapnsion

  • Nov. 23, 2011 6:00 a.m.

Work began on Cawston Cold Storage’s new facility in Cawston last week. At left

On behalf of the owners of Cawston Cold Storage Ltd., I would like to announce that CCS has received clearance from the ALR to proceed with construction of our CA facility and as most people already know, work has commenced on the site.

The board of directors of CCS has always been aware of opposition to the choice of the site for this facility. I would like to point out strongly that the welfare of this community has always been at the forefront of the board of director’s thoughts. These are people who have been actively involved in this community for decades, some for their whole lives. The real disagreement sits on “what is best for the community?”

The ALR commissioners thought long and hard about this question. They decided that the agricultural benefits to the part of the farming community that depends on CCS, was a fair trade for the use of this farm land. Like most decisions affecting people’s lives, there are pro’s and con’s. This one is no exception.


The initial phase of construction should be completed within a month of starting. The work will commence again as soon as spring permits with the hope of using the new facility for the next year’s harvest.


– Contributed by Billy Potash

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