Tree-cutting at former Grant School upsets neighbours

By Tom Spears, Ottawa Sun, December 16, 2018

Neighbours of the former Grant School say they were surprised and upset when crews took down a grove of mature spruce trees last week in preparation for building a francophone centre.

A site plan showed that only three trees would be cut, said Andrew House, who lives nearby. He says the local residents were not informed of any cutting beyond that.

But the French public school board — Conseil des écoles publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario — says the trees were destined to be cut “from the get-go” and maintains it told everyone its plans. The board owns the property.

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