Developing Story…Nor’Wester Old Growth Maple Forest
THUNDER BAY – BREAKING NEWS – Horizon Wind has lost in their application to have the Ministry of the Environment give them approval for the Big Thunder Wind Farm… appears that Fort William First Nation wins this one…
The original application was submitted in September 2012. In a news release the company states, “In 2007, Horizon Wind Inc. entered into an agreement with the City of Thunder Bay for the potential development of the Big Thunder Wind Park.
Horizon Director of Community Affairs Kathleen MacKenzie stated at the time, “Community members from Thunder Bay, the Municipality of Neebing and surrounding First Nation communities have been engaged in this process with us for several years now. We are hopeful that residents will be pleased with the REA submission and how it directly responds to their feedback. We have listened and consulted extensively and are now looking to move this project to the next step, working together with the community”.
FWFN Chief Explains Norwester Issue
Fort William First Nation repeatedly explained that their community had not been consulted.