Hasty Meeting, Wild Permit

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The landowner of the proposed excavation site at the centre of the controversy, Murray Wild, said that he received a surprising call from Reeve Bob Schmidt on Wednesday. “At 5 o’clock my phone rang and he said ‘You’ve got your permit’, that’s what he said to me, ‘You’ve got your permit. I was surprised. I was actually kind of in shock.” Wild said he thanked Reeve Schmidt for the phone call. Wild said he wasn’t even aware that the quickly scheduled meeting on the same day had occurred. He attributes the about-face as a result of mounting public pressure and reporting on the story.

Reeve Bob Schmidt and the RM of McKillop Administrator Brandi Morissette have not responded to requests for comment or details on where the project stands. ASL Paving declined to comment.

Jennifer Argue, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Last Mountain Times