On April 3rd, 2013 LSARC held a protest at the Sault Ste Marie Civic Centre, between noon and 1:00 PM, in solidarity with the 2nd Annual FIT Conference protest held in Toronto. We had an excellent turnout despite the bitter wind and cold.
Here are some of the media stories that came of it:
The Burden That Is A Windmill
There was some irony around City Hall yesterday. The Lake Superior Action Research Conservation (LSARC) staged a protest outside of the civic centre in objection to the building of wind turbines as elected officials gathered inside to announce a natural resources business networking conference in the fall. Read More at Local2
Group against wind power protests outside Civic Centre
Members of a group called Lake Superior Action Research Conservation (LSARC) protested outside the Civic Centre on Wednesday as federal, provincial and city officials gathered to promote a natural resources business networking conference this fall.
LSARC is opposed to wind developments proposed for the Bow Lake area and the Goulais River area north of Sault Ste. Marie. Read More at Sault Star
Many thanks to Amy, Brian, Doug, Chris, Peter and Caroline who braved the cold and biting wind to help in setting up, wave signs, collect signatures on the petition and provided information to passersby. Today’s efforts built significantly on the protest we held at Premier designate Wynn’s Cabinet meeting in the Sault a few weeks ago. While it didn’t get much press at the time, we were informed today that it made a very big impression on Wynne, her Cabinet and the Mayor of Sault Ste Marie and it got the media interested in what we are saying.
The letters those of you wrote and sent to me before I left for town early that morning were printed out and included in the package of letters and documents which were delivered to Mayor Amoroso today at the end of our demonstration. As there have been a few letters received since then, they will delivered in a second batch Monday. Thank you very much to those of you who wrote a letter and to those who haven’t yet, please do and email it to me so that I can include it with the others which will be delivered Monday.
Many thanks again to all of you who turned out today and especially to those who helped make today a success.