(PERTH) Local elected representatives Randy Hillier (MPP) and Scott Reid (MP) have voiced their support in principle for the North Frontenac and Addington Highlands Economic Development Group.
The group, which is made up of investors, is preparing economic development proposals for the two communities in an effort to increase opportunities in the region while preserving the beautiful natural environment.
The North Frontenac and Addington Highlands Economic Development Group define themselves as “a group of local investors and entrepreneurs who are dedicated to encouraging economic development that complements the Township’s mission and vision. Our investment goals are to enhance year round accommodations and associated activities for visitors and the residential community, provide employment and skill development opportunities and sustain our natural and pristine environment.”
“There have been recent energy proposals made that would limit and negatively impact future development and further contribute to rising electricity costs for everyone if they were to proceed,” remarked Hillier. “The draft proposals I have seen from the North Frontenac and Addington Highlands Economic Development Group offer much longer term benefit, jobs, and tourism opportunities.
“Wind turbine proposals should not go forward unless they have the support of the community, period,”added Reid.
North Frontenac council has already voted their community an unwilling host for industrial wind turbines; Addington Highlands has yet to have a final vote on the matter.