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Not Everyone Opposes Proposed Pumped Storage Facility


I wanted to thank my neighbour, Jim Hepple, for debunking many myths about the impact of the TCE proposed pumped storage facility in the March 6th issue of your paper.

As a property owner on Georgian Bay within sight of the Tank Range, I am not troubled about any potential negative impact of this project on the environment, knowing that there will be appropriate safeguards in place.

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COVID-19 Has Done What Environmentalists Couldn't


This morning I was out walking in the farm country, looking at the beautiful blue early morning sky. From where I was, I could see at least 50km in all directions. What I didn’t see was vapour trails.

Seven months ago our federal election was about climate change and carbon taxes. Scientists and environmentalists have tried over the years to warn us about carbon and that we only have ten years. The NDP and Green wanted no more fossil fuels from the ground. Greta was tearful at the UN.

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Much to Learn From COVID-19 Experience


In the New Age belief, there is a positive purpose in everything, even disaster. The plague that wiped out so many in Europe forced the rich to pay the poor for their work, because there were so few left to work. Fire renews forest growth. Flood spreads nutrients in the soil. Now we have a tiny virus that has brought the whole world to a halt. Maybe that is the positive.

Maybe the world was spinning too fast to survive, and we needed to stop to think about what we were doing to ourselves. We had skies filled with smog where now there are birds flying high. The pollution in the canals of Venus has cleared enough for the porpoises to return. Parents who were never home are getting reacquainted with their kids. Things we took for granted, like education, free movement, and coffee with friends have become important. Neighbours are even calling neighbours to see if they need help. We recognize the importance of EMS workers, nurses, doctors, grocery clerks, teachers, and truckers as never before. Soldiers are being brought home instead of sent into battle.

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