This Area may soon Disappear, if not for Your Help!


If this place looks familiar … Read on
A proposed HydroElectric development will drastically change High Falls on the Grassy River. The scenic beauty of these rapids and waterfall, only 23 km from downtown Timmins, will be lost forever as the river flow is forced into a large pipe to feed the turbine and generator. The falls, as we now know it, will cease to exist. The preliminary work has already started as an environmental screening process is now happening. Public input will be sought probably in early Spring 2008 or 2009 or 2010 or 2011 or 2012 - Who knows ?

If you want to do something about it or want more information please Email: GrassyRiver@gmail.com

High Falls Background Information Link



Google Map/Panoramio Showing Area of the Proposed Dam

Click for Google MAP


Send Us Your pictures and they will be included on the blog
Email pics to: GrassyRiver@gmail.com



Feb. 29, 2008

Pic of the Day

Photo taken Jan 2007 - ice buildup on the trees at the top fo the falls

Photo by Paul R.

Feb. 28, 2008

Pic of the Day

This is a picture looking SouthWest just above the Peterlong Dam and
is about 20km upstream from High Falls

Let's hope this isn't the View at High Falls in the near future

Photo by Lynn

Feb. 27, 2008

Pic of the Day

Pic taken up near the Falls - you can really see how the ice crystals
buildup on a cold day

Photo by Lynn

Feb. 26, 2008

Pic of the Day

Picture looking down the East side of the Falls - taken in 2005

Photo by Henry

Feb. 25, 2008

Pic of the Day

The soothing Sounds of High Falls

Photo by Henry


Feb. 24, 2008

Pic of the Day

Neat ice buildup near top of falls - falls are just to the right of this shot

Photo by Markus

Feb. 23, 2008

Pic of the Day

Beautiful Falls shot taken Jan 20th-2008

Photo by Lynn

Feb. 22, 2008

Pic of the Day

Falls on a cool morning Dec 2006

How man cubic Meters/Second of water do you believe is flowing ?

Photo by Markus

Feb. 21, 2008

Pic of the Day

Picture taken up near top of Falls - May 2007

Now just picture this spot with a nice cement wall !!!!!!!!!!!

JUST SAY NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photo by Markus

Feb. 20, 2008

Pic of the Day

View of the river from the trail on the East side

Photo by Paul Brunet

Feb. 19, 2008

Pic of the Day

Beautiful shot taken just below Falls Jan-2007

Photo by Lynn

Feb. 18, 2008

Pic of the Day

Shot of the Falls in early October 2005

Looks like a great day to sit and enjoy

Photo by Paul Brunet

Feb. 17, 2008

Pic of the Day

Group out enjoying the Falls - one of many groups

Photo by Henry

Feb. 16, 2008

Pic of the Day

Just above the Falls

Photo by Markus

Feb. 15, 2008

Informational Link Added

New Link with background information regarding the High Falls Project put up

Located in upper left hand pane or visit this link Click to Open Document

Regards
Markus

Pic of the Day

Picture taken back in early May 2005
This is typical of what the rest of summer looks like

How many Watts can you generate with this kind of flow, never mind
Megawatts !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Photo by Henry

Feb. 14, 2008

Pic of the Day

One of the many scenic views on the way to the Falls

This view is from the trail that goes from Dalton Rd to the falls on
the East side of the river

Photo by Henry

Woods comes out of the Woods

Article in today's Timmins Daily press Feb 13-2008

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=900190

Feb. 13, 2008

Wabun Tribal Council View on High Falls Project

CTV News Coverage - aired last night Feb 12th - Thanks CTV


Pic of the Day

Another group spending time enjoying the falls

Photo by Paul Brunet

Feb. 12, 2008

Letter Writing Campaign

Hi All,

If you want to support the cause to save High Falls it is very important to write to Hatch Energy, the company hired to do the Environmental Assessment, and express your opposition. All letters will become part of the Environmental Assessment record and will carry a lot of weight when the final decision is made.

Letters should be addressed to:


Hatch Energy
4342 Queen Street, P.O. Box 1001
Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
L2E 6W1
Attn: Kimberley Arnold, Senior Environmental Scientist

 Thanks for your support
Markus

Pic of the Day

Great shot looking down the Falls/Rapids
Pic taken last January - one thing to take note of is how low the water level is

Photo by Paul Brunet

Timmins Daily Press Article


Article on the falls in today's Timmins Daily Press

http://www.timminspress.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=898828


Regards
Markus

Feb. 11, 2008

Pic of the Day

Another Big Gang just Enjoying the Falls Area

It's hard to believe just how many people spend time enjoying this area
I never realized it until i started this blog

Photo by Henry

Feb. 10, 2008

Special Sunday Night Pic

Something to think about ? Which do you prefer ?
Please tell us your thoughts - Leave a Commnent or
Email us at grassyriver@gmail.com

Photo by Markus

Pic of the Day

Looking down the Falls/Rapids from the East side of the River

Phot by Henry

Feb. 9, 2008

Pic of the Day

Another person just out enjoying the falls area

Great shot - pic taken somwhere near the bottom of the falls

Pic by Paul Brunet

Feb. 8, 2008

Pics of the Day

Comparison between Spring runoff and the rest of the Year

Still think it can generate 4 Megawatts ?????

Photos by Markus

Feb. 7, 2008

Last Night's Save High Falls Meeting Feb 6th

Hi All,

I would like to thank everyone who braved the cold weather last night to attend the meeting .

Attendance for the meeting was over whelming and was beyond our wildest expectations.

With in excess of 200 people it was standing room only.

With the response we got last night I guess next time we will have to have the meeting at the McIntyre Arena :-)

I'd also like to thank all the people that got up and said a few words in support of the Save High Falls Cause.
MPP Gilles Bisson, Councillor J. Stephen Adams, Larry Robichaud & Rick Isaacson of Friend of Mattagami, JC Santos of WildExodus.com and many others(sorry if i forgot you)


Thanks Mayor Tom Laughren for attending

Also a big thanks to CTV News, Timmins Daily Press & Timmins Times for coverage of the event - WOW !! we made it to two front pages

One attendee asked about the list of 190 other potential hydro generation sites across Ontario
The List of potential Sites is near the end of the following PDF document
Link to PDF document


If you have any comments or suggestions about the cause please feel free to email grassyriver@gmail.com

Thanks & Stay tuned for further developments

Regards
Friends of High Falls

CTV News Coverage of the Event - aired last night Feb 6th - Thanks CTV Great Job


Visit to High Falls with CTV News

Feb 4th Visit to High Falls with Grant, John and CTV News Reporter David McGowan

Short 1.5 minute video clip as seen on CTV News Feb 4th

Thanks CTV for the coverage
Friends of High Falls

Pic of the Day

Enjoying the Falls Area in the Fall of Sept 2007

Photo by Paul Brunet

Feb. 6, 2008

Pic of the Day

Great shot of High Falls on a cold January Day

Photo by Paul R.

Pic of the Day

Short canoe trip from High Falls to Dalton road - Sunday May 25-2008

This shot taken just down river from the falls

Photo by Markus

Feb. 5, 2008

Pic of the Day

Hope to see you all tomorrow night at the High Falls on the Grassy
public meeting.
Location: Feb 6th at the Centennial Hall (beside the Mountjoy Arena)
at 7:00 p.m.
See post below for google map showing location

Thanks again.

Grant Tunnicliffe

Feb. 4, 2008

Pic of the Day

Another great view of the river

Photo by Grant

Feb. 3, 2008

Pic of the Day

Shot taken Thursday Jan 31st

Photo by Grant

Feb. 2, 2008

IMPORTANT PUBLIC MEETING REGARDING HIGH FALLS



Public Meeting on High Falls 

To All Residents of Timmins and Friends of High Falls 

    You are cordially invited to attend a public meeting to discuss the options facing High Falls on the Grassy River in light of a proposed hydroelectric development that would essentially change forever the natural rapids and waterfall that many residents of Timmins have come to value and enjoy. 

Date: Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Location: Centennial Hall, (beside the Mountjoy Arena)

Time: 7:00 p.m. 

The agenda will include a presentation with photos of the rapids and falls as well as its history and value to the residents of Timmins.   

Those who attend will be invited to share their ideas about the future of this important natural resource that lies within the boundaries of the City of Timmins.  Ideas collected will be important for the Environmental Screening process that is now taking place. 
 

Grant Tunnicliffe grantt@ntl.sympatico.ca 

John Shaw gjshaw@nt.net





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Pic of the Day

Great shot of the river taken Thursday Jan 31st

Photo by Grant

Feb. 1, 2008

Pic of the Day

Photo taken up besides the falls - river is slightly to the right -
nice framing job

Photo by Paul R.