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More Thoughts on Pumped Storage

Editor,

I would like to correct a misleading statement put out by TC Energy to this paper last week. They stated that pumped storage is being used successfully by Canada and the U.S. at their hydro facilities in Niagara Falls. Whilst it is true to say that they are using a storage system it is certainly not pumped. They do not suck water from the river and then release it again.

What they actually do is raise barriers in the river above the falls in the evening and divert the main flow down huge canals to large reservoirs located close to the power plants. These fill overnight and next day the barriers are lowered again and the water in the reservoirs is used to generate electricity. At no time is the water recycled around. That water is destined to drop over the escarpment one way or another.


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Could Meaford Handle the Construction Phase of Proposed Pumped Storage Plant?

Dear Editor,

The letter of July 30 in The Independent from Robert Greenfield brought up some excellent points regarding the availability of workers to fill the possible 1,000 or so jobs from TCE if the PSP is not stopped.

Here is MY point. I live approximately half way up the 7th line from Hwy 26. I am concerned about the amount of traffic that will be created from the 1,000 plus workers and their vehicles on a daily basis.


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Heritage Committee Member Responds to Editor's Comments on New Library

Dear Editor,

As a member of the Meaford Heritage Committee I would like to thank you for your article (The 3Rs...Rants, Raves & Rumours, August 13, 2020) bringing attention to Meaford Heritage and its future.

It is timely, given that development in Meaford is on the rise and every decision made by council can set a precedent for it. The Downtown Meaford Heritage Conservation District Plan and Guidelines provides guidance in the management, care, and protection of the heritage character of the District and is a powerful tool for influencing development in Meaford.


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