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Other related links to this story;

The Willis Family Fruit Farm (OFFMA) web-site on Ontario Rural Routes.

The Halton Herald web-site that deals with this and the comments posted about it (nice pictures - Audio - facts & figures).

The Transcanada - Halton Hills - web-site.

Sold out, again - October 4, 2006
The local News paper reports about the
Transcanada 683 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant in the town of Halton Hills.

Milton fruit farmer fears power plant plan - Oct. 11, 2006
Rollie Willis has toiled for 20 years to build a thriving family farm, growing apples, raspberries, pumpkins and then along came the
Transcanada 683 megawatt natural gas-fired power plant - with its polluting effects of such a huge plant not only damage his soil and crops but ruin the scenic rural atmosphere that attracts city people on weekend outings.

“If they took the money to allow these people to pollute, then shame on them” - Dec. 4, 2006
The Council meeting & quotes - so much better then reporting that goes on in Mississauga.

Town of Milton - Report -
PD-013-07 WFM Trans Canada Draft Environmental Review Report to its Administration and Planning Standing Committee - Feb. 19-07

Town of Milton - Minutes for its Administration and Planning Standing Committee - Feb. 19-07

Milton Staff Reports - place to look for other up-dates & reports - like these;

                                    PD-023-07 WFM Trans Canda Generating Station AFU Report.pdf - Mar. 19-07

PD-035-07 JW TransCanada Update.pdf - May 28-07

                PD-062-07 WFM TransCanada EA Completion.pdf - Aug. 7-07 - Bump-up denied

Town wants MOE to 'bump up' power plant's environmental study - Mar. 2-07

Canadian Champion - Mar. 02, 2007 - By Melanie Hennessey,

Town wants MOE to 'bump up' power plant's environment study

    The Town is asking the Province to make TransCanada Energy (TCE) do a more thorough environmental study regarding the power plant it intends to build in Halton Hills, just over the Milton border.

    Town council passed a motion containing the request at its session Monday evening. The resolution -- put forward by Ward 1 Councillor Rick Day -- calls on the Ministry of Environment (MOE) to 'bump up', or elevate, TCE's applications to require an individual environmental assessment for both the plant itself and the Sixth Line transmission corridor where it wants to install underground cables.

    TCE was awarded a 20-year contract by the Ontario Power Authority in November to build a 680-megawatt, natural gas-fired generating station on Steeles Avenue, just west of Sixth Line.

    Day explained that he sees council's job as one of ensuring that the health of Milton residents isn't jeopardized.

    "I don't know if that plant is dangerous to the health of the people of the Town of Milton," he said. "All I'm asking for is to get some level of comfort for the mayor, council and the people of Milton."

    Day also said he doesn't want Sixth Line torn up to put the transmission cables in.

    While the motion ultimately garnered unanimous support, Ward 3 Councillor Jan Mowbray first said she hopes council isn't heading in the NIMBY (not in my backyard) direction.

    "It seems to me a lot of us might be," she said. "I just don't want us to go forward with something on a wrong basis."

    She noted that the MOE sets emissions standards and monitors that TCE will have to adhere to.

    Ward 1 Councillor Brian Penman argued that some of the MOE criteria is significantly dated and "most ministries in the province of Ontario are self-serving."

    Currently, the Region is reviewing the studies and documents that've been prepared by TCE so far. But, Day said he'd also like the Town to have its own consultant review the information.

    "I'm not sure if they (the Region) have the same interests as the people of Milton," he said.

    Town Director of Planning and Development Mel Iovio pointed out the Region's health department has a mandate to protect the health of everyone in Halton.

    Council directed staff to bring a report back on retaining a consultant at the March 19 administration and planning committee meeting.

    It also passed a motion that calls for staff to continue monitoring TCE's environmental approval process, carry on discussions with the company regarding the installation of the cables on Sixth Line and report back to council when TCE has responded in detail to concerns raised by the Region and local resident Rollie Willis.

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