MPP Todd Smith’s Feb 2 town hall was a big success
Point to Point PEC Foundation made a short but intriguing presentation on extending the St. Lawrence Islands National Park to include the South Shore and adjacent marine area. Nipissing MP and PC Energy Critic Vic Fedeli spoke on the implications of the McGuinty government’s renewable energy policy.
There was a one-hour period for questions and comments from attendees and many people took the opportunity to speak. Visitors from Wolfe Island (86 turbines in operation) and Amherst Island (37 turbines proposed) spoke of their experiences and their fears, respectively.
Attendance and participation at the meeting demonstrated the solidarity of County residents in their opposition to large-scale, uncontrolled wind energy development in the County. Todd Smith’s initiative in proposing the meeting, and Mitch Heimpel’s work to organize it are much appreciated.
For a more complete account by CountyLive, see http://countylive.ca/blog/?p=22184 . There will be video available at a later date.