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Cochrane history: A southern solution the North didn’t want

We’re talking trash in this week’s instalment of Cochrane history.

The front page of the Northland Post for March 21st, 1974 had a story about area politicians objecting to a Southern Ontario plan being imposed on the north.

A resolution from the town of Cochrane at a Northeastern Ontario Municipal Association meeting called on the province to review its policy of garbage in landfill sites.

Cochrane Councillor Curt Sunstrum said Cochrane had been burning garbage for 60 years without harm… and landfills only hide garbage, not get rid of it.

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From that same issue of the newspaper:: a new residential subdivision had been approved by council, north of Second St., between Patricia and Western Avenues.

The authorization was given to Dolan Construction of South Porcupine to establish the development, with the municipality noting the urgent need for housing.

Thanks, as always, to the Cochrane Public Library, for allowing us to use its archives every week.

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