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Concern About Proposed LTC Facility

To the editor,

It has come to our attention that peopleCare are requesting a number of exceptions to existing planning and municipal guidelines to build a facility on the old Meaford Community School grounds (186 Cook St). Our neighbourhood is very supportive of the building of additional senior care facilities. None of us are taking a “not in my backyard” approach even if it will literally be in our back (or front) yard! But we are concerned about a number of the exceptions they are requesting.

Additionally, we also believe the municipality who are hosting one Zoom meeting, are not providing adequate opportunity for Meaford residents to “a” be made aware, and “b” express their delight or dismay.

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Thoughts on Proposed TC Energy Hydro Storage Facility


My name is Caley Patrick Doran. I am a member of the Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation, Neyaashiinigmiing, formerly known as 'Cape Croker', on the Saugeen (Bruce) Peninsula in Ontario. Along with the Saugeen First Nation, we form the Chippewas of Saugeen Ojibway Territory.

The purpose of this letter is to outline my objections to the proposed Hydro Storage Facility near Meaford, Ontario. I am requesting that the proposal not proceed any further for two reasons: (1) this project is proposed to proceed on land that was unfairly expropriated or otherwise obtained by the Government of Canada through coerced sales; and (2) the project will cause massive environmental impacts.

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TCE Response to Letter to the Editor


On behalf of TC Energy and the proposed Pumped Storage Project, I’m writing in response to Mr. Stephen Carr’s letter to the Editor published on June 19, 2020.

Firstly, I’d like to thank Mr. Carr for his continued interest in the project, our team would be happy to review his report and discuss the findings with him. Community feedback has been integral in the development of this project and we welcome input that can help improve the project. It’s important to note, the decision made by Council is to support advancing further environmental studies, that is all. That process is designed to answer many of the questions and concerns that Mr. Carr has about the project and the project cannot proceed before this work is completed.

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