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. 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


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