The Ontario Rivers Alliance (ORA) is celebrating a major victory in the protection of 10 Ontario rivers that have been under threat from 19 proposed hydroelectric projects. Actions taken by the ORA and its members have led to what was considered to be impossible – the termination of 19 Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) Contracts..... more. (Photo: Ivanhoe River - by Mark Clement)
It was quite the roller-coaster ride - first we received the Minister's decision approving the Wabagishik Rapids hydroelectric proposal with conditions, and a few weeks later we received the results of our Freedom of Information Application indicating that all 19 of Xeneca's Feed-in-Tariff Contracts had been terminated a year ago. Read our letter to Minister Murray here.
One of the most popular energy sources for Canada and globally has been hydroelectric power generation, and the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, and British Columbia are big fans of this particular energy source.... more.
ORA has partnered with Trout Unlimited Canada, Credit Valley Conservation, the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, and the Izaak Walton Fly Fishing Club, on a project to decommission the Rudd Dam, just downstream of the Hillsburgh Dam.... more.
Ontario Rivers Alliance was very pleased to have Rosanne VanSchie make a presentation on behalf of Chief Lance Haymond, of Kaboawek First Nation ( formally Eagle Village) at our 12 June 2016 General Meeting in North Bay. Presentation here.
Ontario Rivers Alliance held a General Meeting in North Bay on Sunday, 12 June 2016, where Dr. Alan Hepburn, a member of our Board of Directors, reported on his attendance at a recent Pipeline Safety Trust forum in Calgary. Presentation here.