Public urged to attend wind-farm open houses

By Carol Martin, Soo Today

Will the great outdoors still be so great when the landscape is dotted with wind turbines?

That was one of the questions on many of the minds of about 100 people who attended a public information session hosted last night by Save Ontario Algoma Region (SOAR) and Sault MP Tony Martin. Continue reading

Wind power not worth the cost to Algoma?

D. Bevington, MP

By Carol Martin,

NDP Western Arctic MP Dennis Bevington thought long and hard about what would change if proposed industrial wind projects go ahead in the Algoma area.

He really started thinking after skiing around King Mountain with local environmentalist and Lake Superior champion Gary McGuffin. Continue reading

SOAR vows to fight Algoma projects

Information Session and Public Forum
Co-hosted by SOAR and Tony Martin MP Algoma
Thursday, March 3, 2011     7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Alexander Henry High School Cafetorium
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Members of Save Ontario Algoma Region (SOAR) vowed today to fight until the last possible nanosecond to stop two proposed wind energy facilities in the Algoma district. Continue reading

Locals challenge MPPs about plans to erect wind turbines in Algoma

David Orazietti

By Darren Taylor, Special to SAULT THIS WEEK

Sault Ste. Marie and Algoma District residents packed the Alexander Henry High School cafeteria Thursday night to voice their concerns over the Ontario government’s Green Energy Act.

Sault MP Tony Martin and a newly developed organization dubbed Save Ontario’s Algoma Region or SOAR hosted the public forum. Sault MPP David Orazietti and Algoma-Manitoulin MPP Mike Brown took questions and heard concerns from the public, and the two men were clearly on the hot seat. Continue reading

Algoma Region joins the fight

The McGuffin family

Soo Today       Adventure-paddler, photographer, writer, activist and environmentalist, Joanie McGuffin along with her husband Gary are internationally recognized for their conservation efforts.

Commercial wind power is not cheap and it is not green and it is not solving global warming or helping our communities prosper. Continue reading