Salt Storm(starting) 2012

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Two ship loads of salt were dropped off this weekend, before Fridays (July 24th) shipment was dropped off the large pile that is closest to our community had the tarp removed but load was deposited on the harbour side of the uncovered pile.
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The next shipment came in Sunday morning and again it was not placed with the large open pile.
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During the whole weekend the piles were open and there were moderate winds out of the west at around 40km. Just to show how much the salt moves around while unloading, in the above picture the rear of the ship is relatively clean, when finished unloading and leaving the rear of the ship is covered with what looks like salt. Too many times these piles have impacted our community, yet nothing gets done.
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On Wednesday August 18th the salt company started to move part of a large pile closer to the north end of Pier 26.
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On Thursday the 19th, the piles were left uncovered with no noticeable work being done.
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The large pile that was moved was left uncovered for the day of August 20th and finally covered on the 21st. Notice that harbour is not as calm as the day before, indicating that it was quite breezy that day.
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Last night a load of salt was dropped off on Eastport Drive last night (August 27th), even though there were only light winds, we were still impacted.
First picture shows the open salt pile and the ship getting ready to unload more salt.
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The next two show two cars with a light dusting of a what looks like salt, one was from Clare Ave and the other from a couple streets north.
The first picture is my car which was washed the day before.
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On October 5th another ship load of salt was delivered to Eastport Drive, this is another pile that will be slowly loaded onto trucks next winter from piles that will left open and cause damage to our properties.
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In the last few weeks I have noticed that after high winds my property and vehicles have been covered with a white blotchy substance which looks like salt. The piles on Eastport Dr. are covered, but the QEW isn't using Salters yet. This is my back patio door which was clean yesterday.

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