According to owensoundsuntimes.com, MP Larry Millerâ€™s new role as chairman of the standing committee on transport, infrastructure and communities should help as he continues to be involved with trying to get the Owen Sound harbour dredged.
â€śGetting the harbour dredged is something I have been working on and will continue to regardless of being on this committee, but it should help,â€ť Miller said Thursday. â€śThe minister of transport Denis Lebel is a guy I have a lot of respect for and we are good friends so it is going to be a very good working relationship.â€ť
The city wants the harbour dredged because it hasnâ€™t been done in 30 years and is filling up with silt that is threatening the commercial viability of the port.
Without dredging, the harbourâ€™s commercial future is at risk, city and industry officials say.
Dredging Today Staff, September 28, 2012