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Welcome to our Un-Citizens of Marmora & Lake Page!

Meet Un-Supporters of Northland Power's "project" - the Un-Citizens!
Spreading the word that Marmora needs US more than alleged future jobs or a pumped storage plant that could destroy people, homes and jobs we already have & love!

Our private site's competitor - see the Municipality of Marmora and Lake site page allowing only support for the so-called "Marmora Pumped Storage Project":  HERE  AFDB Smiley
Compare what you see on their page, to these realities that you won't:
  • A long overdue "timeline" of injustices and insults heaped on the people of Marmora and Lake, at their local council and MPP's prioritization of Northland Power's interests ~121kb pdf
  • FACT SHEET - courtesy of local objectors ~110kb pdf
    The Evidence vs Supporter Claims & Beliefs:
  • Pumped-Up Support -vs- The Evidence ~123kb pdf
  • The Evidence -vs- Pumped-Up Contract Assumptions ~94kb pdf
    The 2-step "Disaster Mitigation Solution" proposed since 2011 by Marmora's local opposition:
  • Read, print or copy our proposal in black text on white background from a new tab/window

  • ♣ Meet site owner: Un-Citizen Kathy Hamilton and Follow me on Twitter @myAnthropad 2015 Highlights, in reverse chronological order: 2014 Highlights, in reverse chronological order: 2013 Highlights, in reverse chronological order:

    Archived Highlights from 2012 - in chronological order:

  • March 6, 2012: To the MMAH re OPA #16, as EBR Comment ID 140641 → May 29: MMAH final approval → June 14: OMB appeal submitted
  • March 20, 2012: Failure to get satisfactory answers from local Council verbally - told to put in writing.
  • March 26, 2012: Written Questions to council re ICSP
     → March 29, 2012: See Northeast EMC News "Drinking water inspection results in top marks" (note Reeve's demand for my questions in writing was published)
  • April 17, 2012: Deposition to Council as a scheduled delegate, re the ICSP and lack of answers returned
     → April 26, 2012: See Northeast EMC News "Marmora Council Briefs"
  • May 1, 2012: Written Questions to council re OPA #16
     → May 10, 2012: See Northeast EMC News "Audit reveals a sound financial position"
  • May 3, 2012: "Community-driven"? ICSP action plans prioritized when"stakeholders" met-by invitation!
  • May 15, 2012: Deposition to Council as a scheduled delegate, re OPA #16
     → May 24, 2012: See pgs 8,10: Northeast EMC News "Resident speaks out"
  • June 21 & 22, 2012: See my comments to webpage posting about Manitoulin Wind Turbine Protest trip with others from Marmora & our photos
  • June 26, 2012: Unpublished Letter to Editor re June 19, 2012 council meeting & NP/Hatch presentation
  • July 3, 2012: Mass emailed Letter to Minister of Natural Resources re NP's "pumped storage"
  • July 3, 2012: At Council meeting that afternoon, I requested a full and open public debate on the Northland Power project, as quoted by local media July 12, 2012
  • July 10, 2012: Written Questions to acclaimed Reeve Clemens re his "inaugural speech" Dec 2010
     → July 12, 2012: See Northeast EMC News "Looking ahead to snow removal"
  • July 26, 2012: My 2nd attempt to get clear answers from ON MNR - some returned, thanks MNR!
  • July 30, 2012: Written Questions to Council related to Northland's proposal
  • Aug 7, 2012: Transcripts for my Delegate presentation to Aug 7 2012 Council meeting
    Audio Files: #1 Delegate 1/Response (~13MB MP3)  &  #2 Public Input/Response (~12MB MP3)
    (audio clips above relate to media report of council meeting below)
     → Aug 16, 2012: Local Northeast EMC News - print edition Front Page, online:
      "Public meeting will take place when there is an announcement to be made"
  • Aug 18, 2012: Summary of my dismal record at getting Answers from local Councillors since Mar 20
  • Oct 11, 2012: Read-in inferences in twinned letters to editor in EMC pg 6
  • Oct 19, 2012: Notice of Oct 25, 2012 local Peaceful Demonstration posted to "Intro & Credits" today!
  • Nov 2, 2012: Added noteworthy post-demonstration items to top of "Intro & Credits"
  • Nov 20, 2012: Statement re Reeve in CBC Radio Canada video of Nov 7 2012 (3.43min 8.52MB mp3)
     → Watch the video
  • Nov 29, 2012: bottom Front Page media report on Nov 20 local council meeting - cont'd pg 3
  • Dec 4, 2012: Statement to council re Oct 25 Big Day oddities (2.59min 2.73MB mp3)
      List of items mentioned in this clip - Details accompanying my denial as a delegate to County Council Oct 25 contradicted Oct 26 County Letter statements; Oct 25 "press release" (by whom?) and ON MMAH Minister Kathleen Wynne's unpublicized Oct 25 LIC facilitation:
    1. see Letter from Hastings County in local council's Dec 4 Agenda pkg-pdf pg 27 (note pg 28 too)
    2. Oct 25 Marmora and Lake "press release" - created by Marmora & Lake staff?
    3. MMAH enables LIC's Oct 25 - h/t Transition Brockville - formerly the Brockville Climate Change Action Group
       → LIC / "PAPER" program explanations HERE and HERE and from HQ, HERE
       → M & L's "Energy Conservation Program" in 2012 budget (but no info was available locally)
  • Dec 5, 2012: Added list of My Radio Talk Show Chats - archives from Sept → Dec 2012

  • Archived Highlights from 2011 - in chronological order:
  • June 30, 2011: Email message sent to the OPA as requested & its attachment showing signs
  • July 3, 2011 (authoring date): First commentary of my concerns as mass emailed July 4-6, 2011
  • Sept 14, 2011: & Request to Hastings County Council for my private residential property exclusion from OPA #16
  • Oct 27, 2011: EMC Northeast news "Community input into sustainability plan contines" cont'd
     → Related, on pg 3 "Splash Pad fundraising set to start" cont'd pg 5
  • Nov 3, 2011: Published EMC pg 6 Letter re afternoon ICSP meeting "What's happened to our country?"
  • Nov 10, 2011: re 2nd OPA #16 "public meeting" - POPPIES
  • Nov 24, 2011: OPA #16 adopted by Hastings County Council as a whole - see Minutes

  • IN FUN - from Sept 15, 2011: Alternate "green energy projects" (artists concepts)

  • Opposition Development Team proposals for: Green Wind Energy & Green Solar Energy

    ♣ Technical R & D Assistant: Meet Un-Citizen Fred Quarrie:

    • As you will see, as you read through my comments chronologically; my feeling that there is something wrong with the Marmora pumped storage proposal has not changed. Time and the acquisition of more information through personal research has convinced me that there is not just something wrong with the proposal, there are a lot of things wrong with it.
    • As time passed and my knowledge increased; my comments became a little more focused, accurate and lucid, I hope. Although some of my early comments were not completely correct, they were based on my understanding and analysis of the limited information available to me, from newspaper articles or whatever I was reacting to, at that moment.
    • The evidence backing my own points, that I am now enabled to publicly share locally, is a more or less chronologically ordered collection of my comments and objections to the Northland Power Inc. pumped storage proposal to be built in Marmora.
    • August 22, 2011 FOI request submitted: "Any and all written or electronic communications from citizens of Marmora and Lake to the municipality and/or the Reeve and/or the C.A.O. dated or marked as received from Feb 01, 2011 to June 30, 2011 relating to the proposed Northland Power Inc Pumped Storage Project."
       → August 26, 2011 response to me, from CAO Ron Chittick:
      "Please accept this letter in acknowledgement and reply to your recent request under the above captioned Act.

      I wish to advise that any and all Letter of Support are listed on the Municipal website, In addition, I am not aware of any emails from the public on the issue from February 1, 2011 to June 30, 2011.

      However, if you wish us to undertake a review of all emails during the period in your request, we will undertake such a review. I would estimate such a review will take a minimum of 5 hours to complete. Our rate for the review is $30.00 per hours, as set out in our fees bylaw and Regulation 823, Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

      If you would like us to proceed with your request, please forward a cheque in the amount of $150.00 to the Municipality at your earliest convenience."

    • Nov 3, 2011: Published EMC pg 6 Letter re afternoon ICSP meeting "What's happened to our country?"

    Meet Un-citizen Paul-William:

    • Excerpt from his (Saturday 08/13/2011 11:15:03am) self-written feedback to our Public Guestbook :
      " ...I no longer support this project in any form whatsoever. On the record. I recognize the deception, I have seen it before and I can prove it."

    Meet Un-Citizen Kent Knox:

    • Kent's (Sunday 08/14/2011 12:37:54am) likewise voluntarily-offered feedback to our Public Guestbook:
       · "Now that I know the rest of the story, I no longer support this pumped storage project for Northland Power!"

    Meet Un-Citizen Cindy Buchanan:

    Meet Un-Citizen Donna Oatman:

    • Read Donna's posted (Saturday 08/20/2011 11:22:45pm) comments, in our Public Guestbook:
      Which reflects her letter of August 18, 2011 — Submitted as a Marmora resident, to the Municipality of Marmora and Lake — cc'd to me as well:
       · "I do not support the Northland Power pumped storage project because of the upper reservoir location and construction as per the information directly provided to the general public, by Northland Power and the Municipality of Marmora and Lake."