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Reader: Not Above My Back Yard

Dear Editor,

I wanted to clarify the proposed 375 acre reservoir/storage dam that TC Energy is proposing to build above my neighbourhood.

Amelia Williams, Public Affairs – Canada East for TC Energy, states via Facebook on August 28th…“I wanted to confirm that the reservoir will be excavated relatively deep into the underlying bedrock to establish foundations that will ensure dam integrity and follow best practices in Ontario and Canada. The reservoir will be surrounded by an embankment dam design that is expected to be approximately 20m above grade. The footprint of the reservoir is expected to be approximately 375 acres.”

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Reader Doesn't See Upside For Proposed Pumped Storage Facility


As a landowner potentially impacted by the proposed pumped storage facility (Meaford resident) and an Ontario citizen, I wanted to share my input during the public comment period.

To be clear, I do not wish to come across as a NIMBY local resident, and with an undergrad in environmental studies from the University of Guelph, I find the concept fascinating and intriguing. However, having reviewed the publicly available information, I have numerous concerns with the current proposal and TC Energy.

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Open Letter From Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health to Parents, Grandparents, & Guardians of Children in Grey Bruce

Dear Parents, Grandparents, and Guardians of children in Grey Bruce,

As a father of one, I sympathize with everyone’s concerns about having children go back to school during the COVID-19 pandemic, and with every parent’s concern about ensuring their unwell child receives the test and care they need.

I want to let you know that we have been actively engaged with both Public and Catholic School Boards and the private and rural schools throughout Grey and Bruce. For the most up to date information, please visit our website or contact your school to see their plans.

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