By Jessica Cunha, Ottawa Community News, December 13, 2016
Tree cutting could begin before Christmas on the Kanata Lakes North Development Group’s lands in the South March Highlands.
KNL Development has received an “overall benefit permit” from the Ministry of Natural Resources that allows them to remove trees for phases 7 and 8, encompassing about 75 to 100 hectares of land. The city has also granted permission to cut.
“I’m sad about it,” said Kanata North Coun. Marianne Wilkinson, who estimated the work would involve about 100 hectares of land. “The city has given permission to take down all the trees, except along any on city-owned land – they have to leave six metres of trees on their property.”http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/7017702-knl-tree-cutting-can-begin/