THUNDER BAY – LETTERS – This week marks just over two years that the Ontario Power Authority terminated Horizon Wind’s Big Thunder Windpark project (July 2014). The Ministry of Environment then rejected the project October 2015.
Horizon withdrew their appeal of this decision February 2016. There continues to be a lawsuit between Horizon Wind and the Province.
The NMEPC has respectfully requested that the City of Thunder Bay provide an update to the community on the status of the lease agreement between the City and Horizon Wind.
The NMEPC remains committed to the protection of these Thunder Bay owned lands in the Loch Lomond Watershed and feels that no further decisions should be undertaken without thorough and transparent public consultation with the NMEPC, the Thunder Bay community in general and adjacent land owners including Fort William First Nation and the Municipality of Neebing.
The NMEPC feels it is long overdue that the City provide this update in order that all interested parties can move forward in a responsible manner regarding the future of these lands.
The NMEPC wishes to thank the many who have contibuted to the success in our endeavour to protect these lands and for your continued support. We hope to have a City response soon as well as next steps toward protecton of the Nor’Wester Mountains and Loch Lomond Watershed.
Irene Bond, Spokesperson