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Let old aromas be forgot ... ; Vaughan dump closes New Year's Eve Residents to revel at base of landfill
[Ontario Edition]
Toronto Star - Toronto, Ont.
Author: Powell, Betsy
Date: Dec 28, 2002
Start Page: E.01
Section: NEWS
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TONY BOCK/TORONTO STAR Thousands of seagulls hover over the Keele Valley Landfill in [Vaughan] earlier this month as rubbish is plowed under. The last trucks will leave the dump Tuesday at 6 p.m. when it will officially close. "For us this is an historical event," says Councillor Mario Ferri, a long-time opponent of the dump, which is Canada's largest. Tony Bock/toronto star Eddie Giardi directs traffic earlier this month at the Keele Valley Landfill, which is set to close Tuesday. For almost two decades, 28.4 million tonnes of waste from the Greater Toronto Area has been trucked to the 375- hectare site at Major Mackenzie Dr. and Keele St. Local residents, fed up with the stench and seagulls, will party at the base of the garbage mountain on New Year's Eve.

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