Figure 1: Current powerhouse
Figure 1: Current powerhouse

Attn: Ms. Muriel Kim
BluMetric Environmental Inc.
3108 Carp Road, P.O. Box 430
Carp, ON, K0A 1L0
T: (613) 839-3053, ext. 261

Ms. Julie Harris
Contentworks Inc.
120 Sunnyside Avenue
Ottawa, ON, K1S 0R1
T: (613) 730-4059

Your historical and environmental assessment of the Mississippi River as it passes through Almonte has been the talk of the Town.

I understand that you believe that previous use is token enough to justify changing the character of our riverfront substantially.

By that logic, we should return to dumping raw sewage in the river. Or perhaps I could find documentation about historic canoe routes , and we could argue that the river should be reserved for transportation.

Any analysis that fails to recognize the importance of Tourism to the local economy is lacking in common sense. One would almost think that your analysts had only looked at records and maps, without visiting our Town, strolling our Riverwalk, or sitting on the patio of our Pub.  Clearly, they missed something both ineffable and essential about Almonte and the river that runs through it.

I invite them, and any Ministry representatives, to join me in a tour of the riverfront. We can talk of history. And economics. And reality.

Sandy Irvin
Clayton, On