Developer flooding Shea Woods didn’t break any rules: Province

By Devyn Barrie, StittsvilleCentral, August 14, 2018

A developer draining water from its construction site and into the Shea Woods, leaving behind messy residue, did not violate environmental regulations, the province said.

We got a lot of response from a story in our notebook published last week about the flooded woods. Many readers left comments and emails asking whether this broke any rules and what kind of compensation may be required, either by the province or City of Ottawa.

The draining was discovered late last month when concerned residents emailed Coun. Shad Qadri about it, also copying this newspaper in the communications. Soon after, the city visited the site and told the developer to direct their drainage to a nearby storm pond instead.

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