Hail-Mary petition begs McKenna to halt Almonte's Enerdu dam
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By Emma Jackson, Ottawa Metro News, July 13, 2016

A “stake in the heart of Almonte” or a $10-million job creator?

Depending who you talk to, either could describe the hydro dam expansion that’s generating controversy in the small town just west of Ottawa – a project some residents are desperately trying to stop with a hail-Mary petition to the federal government.

Nearly 5,000 people have signed the online petition posted July 5 – including celebrities like Bruce Cockburn and Paul Simon – asking federal environment minister Catherine McKenna to halt the project they argue will harm an endangered dragonfly and ruin a heritage waterfall in the heart of the village.