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Reader Offers Food For Thought Regarding Proposed Pumped Storage Facility


In a recent letter to the Editor, John Mikkelson of TCE affirmed his company’s commitment to listen to valid concerns regarding his company’s proposal and accurately communicate with Meaford citizens. He states that the company does not have answers to all the questions as they are in the early stages of the process. I have no reason, at this time, to doubt his words.

After attending an Open House regarding the proposal I felt that TCE was taking community concerns seriously. It does not surprise me, however, that there are skeptics. That is always the case and often with good reason. I certainly have some concerns. For example, the corridors for the high tension lines to and from the pumping/generating station are a mystery at this time. I certainly want to know more about that.

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Reader Thankful to Good Samaritans


The Mitchell family would like to say “Thank You” to the good Samaritans who came to the rescue of my wife who, in exiting our car in a local restaurant parking lot, had slipped and fallen to that icy surface.

They provided additional clothing for overall warmth and head protection from the frozen ground. They called 911, and the dispatched paramedics arrived within 10 minutes, where she was transported to the Meaford Hospital.

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Response to Letter From TC Energy

Dear Editor,

I would like to comment on the letter by John Mikkelsen and his response published Friday, February 14, 2020.

Perhaps if TC Energy had not been working on this project for the past two years and having the Mayor respond with “sensitivity around the possibility of this getting out before the parties are ready”... I could swallow John's opening statement and pretense about his efforts to introduce this project to our community. John wishes us to believe that community engagement, active participation are vital.

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