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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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Open Letter - COVID-19: Economic Recovery On The Precipice


Meaford is a tourist destination. People, and especially young families, perhaps with grandparents in tow, love to come here to enjoy our parks, splash pad, waterfront, and outdoor recreational facilities. Where else can people boast of anything close to Memorial Park, within a short walk of our downtown core and complete with a dog beach? Increasingly, Meaford also appeals to the slightly older, less active crowd. We have a wonderful selection of restaurants, retail shops, Meaford Hall, a new art gallery, and a host of B&Bs. Although tourists may come for one or more of these venues and attractions, while here they also spend money on convenience items, gasoline, groceries, and all the things they forgot to load into the car before heading out.

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