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Wind project opponents reflect on recent developments

Nearly a hundred opponents of the proposed Big Thunder Wind Park turned out for an information meeting Thursday evening. Concerned residents gathered at the South Neebing Community Centre to look back at the developments of the past two weeks.
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Nearly a hundred opponents of the proposed Big Thunder Wind Park turned out for an information meeting Thursday evening.

Concerned residents gathered at the South Neebing Community Centre to look back at the developments of the past two weeks. The last three city council meetings have dealt with the controversial project.

Mike Payne is a member of the NorWester Mountain Escarpment Protection Committee. He says he favours council's decision to defer a vote on the proposed location of the wind turbines until Horizon Wind releases its Renewable Energy Approval report.

Members of the Committee say the project will end up costing the city money because they say Thunder Bay Hydro will have to pay for the cost of the connecting generator.

Horizon Wind officials have also stated that council's recent decision to defer a vote on the proposed locations is fine with them.

The project co-ordinator said that if council intended to say no to the project, they've already had an opportunity to do so.