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Friday, January 31, 2014   by: SooToday.com Staff

NEWS RELEASE

GREAT LAKES POWER

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Public Notice

Great Lakes Power Transmission is proud of its long history as a transmitter of electricity and is committed to reliable service, employee and public safety, environmental responsibility and enhancing the quality of life in the communities in which it serves.

In order to ensure the continued safety and reliability of our transmission network, we must engage in regular Vegetation Management activities along the transmission corridors.

Great Lakes Power Transmission is planning to complete line-clearing and brush-control activities along the transmission corridor between Sault Ste. Marie, ON and Wharncliffe, ON throughout 2014.

In order to ensure the safety of our workers and the community, we would like to remind local residents and recreational users of the following precautions:

  • Be aware of work crews and work equipment on the right of way
  • Respect designated work zones and wait for crews to ensure safe passage through the work zone before proceeding
  • Stay on designated trails as those created by/for work crews are not intended for recreational use

We thank you for your cooperation and commitment to safety.

To learn more about Great Lakes Power Transmission please visit: www.glp.ca

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trout lily 2/2/2014 11:34:56 AM Report

With the decline of migratory songbirds, I find it very disturbing that these people feel its ok to clear under the transmission lines during the breeding season. They brush through the low growing shrubs under these lines, prime nesting area for small birds and ground nesting birds, slaughtering all the baby birds in nests, they have no chance! If you care about our migratory songbirds you will contact these people and let them know that you are against them clearing under these lines during breeding season. They can resume clearing later in the summer and into the fall when these birds have moved on. Also, many people are under the impression that the Great Lakes Power owns the land these lines are on, they don't in most cases. The land is either leased from the property owner (our situation) or crown land, which is us, the people of Ontario. My husband and I have been in contact with the people doing this work and have voiced our opposition to clearing this shrubbery during breeding season only allowing them passage in the fall.I hope many of you reading this will also help and contact these people, as well as the MNR, our MPP David Orazietti who is the Minister of Natural Resources or MP Brian Hayes. The Migratory Bird Act states that killing and destroying nesting migratory birds is a federal offence.
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