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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We have had a few impacts over the last month which have been reported to the MOE, but with the Christmas break here, the Port salt tenant has decided not to cover a salt pile for the holidays. A Christmas lump of coal to the Port and it's tenant.
Middle pile on December 24th;
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And today with an overnight storm, Christmas 2020;
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Piles still not covered, this is my windshield which is covered with a salt looking substance. Due to the lockdown, my vehicle has had very little use and has mostly been parked in my driveway.
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A shot of the still open pile from today;
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The blue arrow points to what looks like some possible damage to another larger pile.
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Last weekend I notice some minor salt looking substance on my vehicle, checking the piles on Eastport showed that the large middle pile was left open, trucks are not loaded on the weekends.
This picture was taken on January 10th.
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This weekend was the same, I had my vehicle at the car-wash on Friday and it was, once again, covered with a white salt like substance on Saturday morning.
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The same pile left open again;
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There are high wind warnings on the news for today, the sign on the QEW asks that you slow down due to severe winds, but the salt piles are wide open.
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Picture posted by the Port showing and load of Gypsum being unloaded beside our community last Wednesday (24th), in the background you can see the open salt pile.
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A City meeting on March 24th, 2021 had the Port president speak in a zoom meet. The plans for the Hamilton area are talked about, but at the 3.37 minute mark, Chad Collins asks Ian Hamilton about the salt issue. Ian states that it is an issue but it has gotten much better.
I had salt on my vehicle everyday in last couple of weeks when the wind was out of the west.

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This should show that the Port has no plans to stop the salt impact on our community in the near future, a new load was delivered at night on May 7th first one of the year.
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Another load of salt was unloaded on May 29 and checking the next day, the pile was not covered. The wind direction for most of the weekend was out of the east, therefore no impact to our community, but the winds are forecast to turn back around to the west overnight on Sunday. The pile should of been covered right away after the ship unloaded.
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May 30
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On June 1st the pile that was dropped off on May 29th was slowly moved to a larger pile, many residents from the street directly across from pile (Grafton) complain of impacts to their properties.
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Another pile unloaded on June 6th, I stopped over on Eastport and noticed that it was quite gusty, so no surprise that there was a salt looking substance all over my car this morning.
The first picture was taken from the top of Knapman Ave, the pile is easily seen over the QEW wall.
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Unloading on Eastport.
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Notice the white line under my wipers.
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Another ship load was added on June 11, this pile is now enormous and now will be removed one truck load at a time.
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Another ship load of salt was delivered over the weekend (July 4th) and after the last few loads, this looks like the most salt I have even seen on Eastport. Each of these piles now have to be delivered locally one truck at a time leaving our community open to more damage from the impacts of salt on our vehicles and properties.
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From the Beach Blvd side showing just how close these piles are. Unloading at the end of Knapman's Ave.
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Using my car this morning, I noticed white blotches all over my windshield which I believe to be salt. Checking back over the last few days, the salt company moved the last pile that was delivered on July 4th to another pile one scoop at a time. Lucky for our community the winds were light and I didn't notice any impact until today.
Starting on July 12th the last pile that was delivered is uncovered;
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Then moved to the larger pile;
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July 13th, the move is completed but left uncovered.
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Morning of July 14th, the pile is still uncovered.
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I stopped by Harry's for some wings, I pointed out to many people how close these piles are to the residents on the Beach, one patron lives in the house at the end of Rembe Ave, on the right.
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