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A Thank You from your new MP (elect) for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, Alex Ruff


As the newly elected Member of Parliament (elect) for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, I would like to offer the following:

I am deeply humbled and honoured to have been given the privilege of representing the constituents of Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound in the House of Commons. This is a privilege I will not take lightly. I will do my utmost best to be a voice for our riding that will respect the trust and honour voters have granted me.

I would like to thank a number of groups now that the campaign has concluded.

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Don’t Let NIMBYism Stymie Much Needed Development

Dear Editor,

In reference to the proposed pumped energy storage facility, I was heartened to see letters in the October 17 edition of The Meaford Independent from people whose interest extends beyond the narrow focus of the ‘Save Georgian Bay’ group (SGB).

I am a resident of Meaford and have been part of the community for many years. The environment has always been important to me so I’ve started to do my research as I do wish to be informed about this project. I’m including some of my thoughts here and I will also be sharing them with the DND and TC Energy.

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Reader Concerned About Proposed Energy Project on Tank Range


I attended the recent community meeting in Meaford concerning the proposed TransCanada Energy (TCE) (formerly the TransCanada Corporation), project to be located on the Meaford Tank Range.

If this proceeds, this massive plant will pump water from Georgian Bay up 150 meters over the Niagara Escarpment (a UNESCO World Biopshere Reserve!) to a man-made reservoir. The water being pumped daily will be almost half the average flow over Niagara Falls.

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