Wind turbine construction interferes with snowmobile trail in Green Bush area

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GREEN BUSH—Despite the recent article on the front page of this newspaper noting that all was coming up roses in the world of snowmobile trails on Manitoulin, members of the Manitoulin Snowdusters Snowmobile Club report that this is not the case regarding the section of trail in the Green Bush, which crosses paths with the McLean’s Mountain wind farm project.

Rick Bond of Honora Bay, who sits on the Snowdusters executive and helps to groom the trails, contacted Northland Power recently regarding what he considered to be a dangerous situation on a section of the Island’s eastern trails, and the only trail system to access Honora Bay.

Heavy equipment using the 20th Sideroad has chewed up the snowmobile thoroughfare, as has trenching activities due to the directional boring taking place along that stretch of road.

Paul Kaminski, project manager for Northland Power, explained that the directional boring along the 20th Sideroad will wrap up this week and that the trenching is done as a result of the collector cable that will run along the length of the road. Mr. Kaminski noted that Mr. Bond asked that this be smoothed out, and that he had passed this on to the contractors, White Construction, and asked them be mindful of this request. Read article

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