Hamilton hopeful Chedoke Creek Remediation will go forward

By Lisa Iesse Writer HAMILTON, ONT- While the City of Hamilton says it has not reached an accommodation agreement with the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI) to continue work on the Chedoke Cree Remediation its Director of Watershed Management is optimistic they will soon. Back in 2019, the extent of the 24-billion-litre, 4-year sewage spill in the Chedoke Creek between 2014-2018 was revealed to the public. The environment ministry fined the city of Hamilton and ordered it to clean up the sewage by December 2022. On October 6, the city acknowledged concerns voiced by HDI about the lack of consultation with the Haudenosaunee Confederacy Chiefs Council (HCCC) who have legislated the Haudenosaunee Development Institute (HDI) to represent HCCC interests. Following a public dispute with HDI, the city agreed to order all…

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