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2014-05-16 at 17:09

New ruling means courts won’t push MOE to rule on Big Thunder Wind Park


New ruling means courts won’t push MOE to rule on Big Thunder Wind Park

An attempt to have the courts push the Ministry of Environment to rule on the Big Thunder Wind Park has failed.

Last month, Horizon Wind Inc. filed an application for judicial review in the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. The company wanted the MOE to make a final decision on the proposed 16-turbine project.

In a ruling made Friday, a judge felt it was not appropriate to rule on the judicial review.

A Horizon spokesperson says they are still expecting a decision on the project in the "very near future."

The Big Thunder Wind Park is the focus of numerous court challenges filed by the Fort William First Nation.

Those are expected to be heard over the next few months.

(Dennis Ward/ TBT News)

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jonthunder says:
Thank Mauro and Gravelle for another abject failure to the people of Thunder Bay and region.
5/16/2014 7:19:45 PM
Gord says:
Right, let's kill a unique Maple forest and generate incredibly inefficient power and destroy a unique and culturally important area. Let's make Horizon rich and destroy a unique and beautiful area. Idiot.
5/16/2014 11:02:04 PM
onlyinthebay says:
Liberal Green Energy Act complete failure just like this project. Cost of GEA - 22 Billion for unnecessary energy boosting costs through roof. NDP is also sold on useless supposed "green" energy and has boosted liberals up for past 11 years. Gravelle & Mauro need to go; unfortunately NDP no better.
5/17/2014 8:06:30 AM
NorWesterHiker says:
Good on for the judge that ruled against Horizon Wind. Here's one person that's not intimidated by their bullying tactics or afraid to stand up to them. Someone our city council should take as a role model.
5/17/2014 8:38:49 AM
NewCoach says:
Lets get this wind farm up and running.
5/17/2014 8:47:12 AM
Kam River says:
Council approved this project, listing to the demands of the Greenie. Without giving anything thought to:
(1) How it would damage the environment of the Northwester Range
(2) How these types of project are forcing our electoral bills to go thought the roof.
(3) Windmills harm the environment, kill birds and they will destroy the maple tree stands.
(4) The mayor and council pretend to respect our neighbours, but did they consult with Fort William First Nation as it is on part of their land.
No wonder the Mayor wants to spend our money building his Unity Bridge, to cover up this windmill disaster.
5/17/2014 6:10:55 PM
j_northey says:
For those wondering, as a Green Party candidate you might thing I'd be going 'woohoo windmills' but would be wrong. Projects like this must be desired by the local communities and with the battle going on with First Nations and strong local opposition clearly the Liberals did not take local concerns seriously. City council is not all that matters, people matter too. We all want power that is green, but not at the expense of local communities.
5/20/2014 3:04:14 PM
tudor says:
jonthunder-- I am curious. Exactly how did Mr. Gravelle and Mr. Mauro fail us here.

I see city land, with a contract entered into by the city, for the city to be paid money, with city signatures on it.

Exactly how are these guys responsible for the outrageous decision by City Council.

Next you will want to blame the province for the wasted money at Marina Park.

Let's keep hoping this continues to be stalled until this company just goes away.
5/20/2014 4:22:05 PM
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