On Wednesday, Oct 28, Lanark County council held its regular meeting as well as its Economic Development committee and Public works committee sessions. These committees are comprised of all members of county council. At the Economic Development committee meeting, members reviewed a letter to the federal government from the municipality of Blandford-Blenheim, near Kitchener. That township was asking for changes to prevent large scale cannabis growing operations from starting up without first notifying the jurisdiction they were to be located in and to ensure they followed all the rules and regulations to protect neighbouring property owners’ rights. Some of these grow-ops had obtained federal approval and did not meet local zoning or land-use regulations. County councilor and Beckwith Reeve Richard Kidd supported this appeal for change and urged his council to write a similar letter to the federal government.