The proposed project would make all this too dangerous to continue …

Aug 092017

The current status
As has been the case for more than a year, the proponent to build a proposed hydro-electric generating station at the Bala falls still does not have the approvals they need from the; Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and District Municipality of Muskoka.

We continue to be very concerned that the proponent has not addressed serious issues of; risk to public safety, risk to public infrastructure, and risk to private property.

We continue to work on detailing and communicating these issues to the decision-makers.

We are always happy to see the local media report on the proposed project, but were surprised to read the headline “Paperwork delays Bala Falls hydro project construction“, posted July 30, 2017 at

That is like saying that the only reason a 5-year-old can’t drive a car is because they don’t have the paperwork.

The fact is, the proponent has been working for more than 12 years and still doesn’t have the approvals they need because they have not met the well-justified conditions required of them.

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