Canada: Comber residents fear greenhouse construction will harm their farming land

Jill Miner, a fourth-generation grain farmer, has started a petition to get more residents to speak out against the idea of greenhouse development. "Have a voice and make sure that our municipality knows that the people living in it or surrounding it aren't wanting this to happen," Miner tells CTV News in an interview Tuesday, the 23de of August.

"I realize we need it for our economy, but the destruction of the land, they'll never be able to get that land back to its original state should the greenhouse industry decline," says Miner. Miner says she wouldn't sell her land to a greenhouse company, but she is worried her neighbors might, and then she'd be surrounded by greenhouses.

She started a petition, both on paper and online, to encourage residents to participate in one of the town hall meetings about the Lakeshore Greenhouse Study. Miner admits she is against the industry as a whole because she fears it means the end of her way of life.

"We're going to be dealing with corporations. And a corporation basically is doing it to increase the bottom line. They're not concerned about the people living there," says Miner. She plans to attend both upcoming Town Hall meetings.

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