About 100 Enerdu project supporters dressed in white T-shirts with Enerdu emblazoned across the front marched up Mill Street in Almonte at 9 am this morning and gathered at the riverbank by the Old Town Hall for a photo op. The group included Mississippi Mills Councillors John Edwards and Alex Gillis. The Millstone interviewed a number of people in the gathering asking why they were demonstrating and what they thought of the project.Demonstrators Todd Gallagher, Donna Nield-Kerry, John Kerry and Tracy Stimpson all stated that the project would be good for the town and would not damage the river. They decided to demonstrate to counter the demonstrations of the anti Enerdu group.
Donna Neild-Kerry believes that if Brian Gallagher’s letter to the media had been published earlier in the process, there might have been fewer objections to the project. John Kerry who has lived in Almonte for many years and owns a property on Mill Street, praised the design of the power house which will have large glass panels and said that it would bring people to Almonte just to see it. Almonte was built on mills, he said and he believes that this project advances the interests of the town. Todd Gallagher said that the project had been in consideration for a long time and that it was good for the town and would not damage the river.