While we were in the midst of contacting various government departments and agencies trying to stop this insane rail yard project, having found out only on May 12, 2010, Cando Contracting Ltd. subcontractors (Kichton Contracting Ltd.) moved in with tree fellers, backhoes, bulldozers, front-end loaders, packers and big trucks on June 21, 2010, and started clearing trees and piling dirt in rows almost a kilometre long. We have yet to see any other major land development project start within only 40 days of adjacent landowners finding out about the project. And, it is important to note that we were not notified by the proponents – we found out by accident. When asked, Don Barr, a Cando representative, said they had all the approvals they needed, and that we could not stop them. So much for notification, and so much for any public consultation by Cando, CN or Imperial Oil. As any reader of this blog would understand, we found this totally unacceptable. Landowner rights, public consultation, and the very principles of democracy were totally disregarded.