What is this place we are ever rushing towards? Or a gravel pit and the History of Velocity

Author: 
Nelson, Chad
Date: 
1994
Location: 
Library Shelves
Reference: 
TPB-599
Collection: 
Study: 
1993-1994
Source: 
U-Links
Abstract: 

This paper explores the issues around a development conflict in Haliburton County that was to come before the Ontario Municipal Board in 1994. The hearing concerned the rights of an aggregate extraction and paving company to remove some aggregate from a natural area near Carnarvon for use in road building outside the area and the opposition of some local residents to this plan. The subject is examined against the backdrop of a discussion of historical transportation development in Haliburton and technology and speed as cultural symbols of progress viewed from bioregional theory. The emphasis is on how the technologies of speed and advanced transportation have acted to extract culture from its natural, human and ecological contexts.