Friday, December 1, 2023

Read and Comment

MLA/Minister to Address Wentworth Concerns
Staff Reporter
/ Categories: News

MLA/Minister to Address Wentworth Concerns

The Protect Wentworth Valley Committee (PWV) will host another public meeting next weekend to press their concerns about the proposed mega wind project for Higgins Mountain.

The Minister of Natural Resources and the MLA for the area, Tory Rushton, is the special guest. His department is responsible for renewable energy and forestry, two resources normally pitted against each other when proposing such projects.

However, it is the Department of Environment that is evaluating the current round of wind energy proposals and it will be that department that makes the recommendation on which projects might proceed.

The PWV committee is clearly opposed to any project in the Wentworth Valley, citing concerns for unsightly view planes, noise, disruption of public peace, impact on wildlife, tourism, property values, and a major disruption to the forests and community during construction,  among other issues.

The proposal is part of the province’s desire to get free of coal and other carbon fuels in generating electricity. A number of proposals are being evaluated across the province and all are considerably larger than previously attempted in Nova Scotia, with wind turbines that would dwarf anything currently installed on provincial hilltops.

The meeting will be Held Saturday, February 11th from 2:45 to 4:00 pm at the Wentworth Recreation Centre. 

Add your comments below.

527 Rate this article:
No rating

Leave a comment

Add comment


Top Stories

Weekly Radio Answers Local Concerns

Mark Rushton 0 43 Article rating: No rating

Following up on yesterday’s announcement of a 40-bed residence for the Springhill campus of the Nova Scotia Community College, Tory Rushton said thats been on his mind since before he ran for office. He notes that this isn’t just 40 beds for the NSCC, it potentially frees up 40 beds from the surrounding community.


Radio This Week

Event List
Saturday, December 2, 2023 8:00 PM

Saturday Night in a Harbour Town, featuring traditional East Coast music, airs every Saturday at 8 PM on Six Rivers Radio.

Sunday, December 3, 2023 2:00 PM

A special replay of Saturday Night in a Harbour Town with host Eric MacEwen is heard every Sunday at 2 pm.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 9:05 AM

Tory Rushton, Minister of Natural Resources, is on Morning Talk each Wednesday at 9:05.

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 10:45 AM

Listen to Oxford Mayor Greg Henley on Morning Talk every Wednesday at 10:45. Click HERE to listen from our online player. Click HERE to listen to our direct player.

Thursday, December 7, 2023 9:05 AM

Murray Scott, Mayor of Cumberland County, is on Morning Talk every Thursday. Listen at 9:05.

Copyright 2016-2023 by Six Rivers Hope Centre Ministries Terms Of Use Privacy Statement
Back To Top