Algoma District Tourism: Jobs, Turbines, Trains and the Group of Seven

algomaBy Steffanie Petroni, Northern Hoot
Northern Ontario- so unique from the rest of the province that it doesn’t even feel connected to their lower counterparts. Haunting lakes, dramatic cliffs and an untamed wilderness where tens upon tens of thousands of creatures great and small endure- they see us though we may not see them.

There is change on the horizon for tourism in Northern Ontario, and specific to this report- the Algoma District. And all change brings new opportunities as well as new challenges. New destination attractions such as the Heritage Discovery Center and Destination North compliment the more historical features of the community such as the Sault Ste. Marie Museum, the Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre and the Art Gallery of Algoma. Read article

7 thoughts on “Algoma District Tourism: Jobs, Turbines, Trains and the Group of Seven

  1. The Golais project is another Capstone endeavour. All should be wary and read every sheet of paper, e-mail, document, agreement, letter, everything. They owe, at the end of this quarter over $768 million, so don’t count on any payments to a vibrancy fund years down the road. Their stock is down and shareholders got a measly 8 cents a share.

  2. Spoil all of this beauty and how much electricity is produced in return? And where do those willing to spoil this beauty come from?

    The people of northern Ontario and rural people in other parts of the province have almost nothing to say in the governmental affairs of Ontario. And this is not going to change.

  3. Barbara can you tell me how the location maps on the Ontario Wind Resistance site for the Churchill Wind Energy project were known.? How did the folks that put it up on the web site come up with this information? Thanks.

  4. The report says:

    “Proponents of the wind farm submitted their report entitled, Heritage and Tourism Impact Assessment For Bow Lake Wind Farm, for review. In their report it was stated, “In terms of impact upon the tourism industry, the evidence also points to minimal impact. A full tourism impact assessment is part of this report including a survey of tourism operators. The findings from respondents to a survey of tourist operators along with other aspects of our assessment indicate no negative impact of the Wind Farm upon their business. Indeed, some suggest that it may actually stimulate additional business, as the Wind Farm would be one more interesting attraction in the area north of Sault Ste. Marie.”

    There were a total of 15 participants who responded to the survey conducted by the researchers for the Impact Assessment report”.

    I say:

    Let’s see the names of the 15 participants in the survey.

    Anyone I talked to in the Algoma tourism business was dead set against the idea of IWTs in this prime vacation area.

    Well, except for one operator, who apparently changed his mind from nay to yea after being summoned to a “fireside” chat with the chief proponent. No feather in this chap’s cap. Put that in your peace pipe and smoke it. Too bad, so sad for Mother Earth.

    P.S.

    Sorry, can’t talk any longer, hot to trot and all lathered up, must jump in the car and drive 700 km to the Soo to see the Prince Wind Farm, the “must see” mother of all tourist attractions …

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