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Businessman suggests compensation if hog plant causes problems

by 5m Editor
1 June 2006, at 12:00am

CANADA - A former Winnipeg city councillor is weighing into the debate over the OlyWest hog processing plant, bringing up the issue of compensation for businesses and homeowners.

Al Golden owns the Transcona Country Club not far from the plant's proposed location in the St. Boniface Industrial Park in Winnipeg's east end.

He attended an OlyWest open house Monday with questions about how his business might be affected by the plant, which would process two million hogs a year and employ 1,100 people by 2011.

Although he said he entered the doors with an open mind, he wasn't pleased with some of the answers he received.

OlyWest officials and environmental consultants worked to reassure local residents and business owners that the proposed plant would use the latest technology and other measures to control or eliminate their concerns, such as odour and effects on water, traffic and property values.

Source: CBC Manitoba

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