Community Liaison Committee

The South Canoe CLC serves as an avenue of exchange between the community and project team, bringing to the table local ideas, concerns, and interests in relation to the project. Members of the CLC represent the geographical area of the Municipality of the District of West Hants and Chester. The group has been meeting regularly since February 2012 and will continue to meet on a bi-monthly basis over the coming years. Observers are welcome to attend meetings and can contact [email protected] to learn about upcoming meetings.

Minutes for the meetings can be accessed electronically on this page and hardcopies are available at Lakeside Variety in Vaughan and Clover Farm in New Ross.

CLC members include:

  • George Robson – Leminster Resident
  • Merlin Gates – New Ross Resident
  • Debbie Reeves – New Ross Resident
  • Dave Campbell – Lake Lewis Resident
  • Tina Connors – Local Councillor, New Ross
  • Sharon Church-Cornelius – Local Councillor, Sherwood
  • Megan Davies – New Russell Resident
  • Debbie Innes – Vaughan Resident
  • Janis Kinnie – Vaughan Resident
  • Kerry Keddy – Chester Municipal Chamber of Commerce
  • Ben Wiper – Chester Municipal Chamber of Commerce
  • Eric Christmas – Mi’kmaq Representative
Fieldtrip to South Canoe Wind Farm Site
Fieldtrip to Digby Wind Farm

Sponsorship Fund

Thank you to everyone who participated in the first THREE rounds of Sponsorship Funding. The following local organizations received funding in 2014 and 2015:


  • New Ross Community Market
  • Forties Garden Club
  • New Ross Golden Age Club
  • New Ross Historical Society
  • New Ross Pre-School
  • Upper Vaughan Baptist Church
  • Charing Cross Garden Club
  • Forties Community Centre
  • New Ross Legion
  • Vaughan United Church
  • Southwest Hants Fire Society
  • Kings-West Hants CAP Association
  • New Ross Family Resource Centre
  • New Ross Farmers Association
  • New Ross District Museum Society
  • Diamond Devils Motorcycle Sisterhood
  • New Ross Regional Development Society
  • New Ross Consolidated School
  • Camp Mockingee
  • Canaan Community Hall
  • Lunenburg Country Christmas Tree Producers
  • New Ross 200 Year Anniversary
  • Vaughan Apostolic Church
  • Christ Church
  • St. Augustine’s Church
  • New Ross Fire Commission

In the Community

On June 5th, we welcomed over 350 students from New Ross Consolidated School, Forest Heights Community School, Chester Area Middle School, and Liverpool Regional High School. We showed the students our sub-station, operations and maintenance building, and an operating turbine.  All had a great time! Please contact us at [email protected] for a student tour of the site.

Project team members John Woods and Mary-Frances Lynch, along with artist Darlene Morrison, visited grades 5/6 students in New Ross and Chester during the 2013 and 2014 school years. Students creatively made and named their very own wind turbines. Take a look at the thirty-four names they came up with. Thank you to our Community Liaison Committee for spearheading this great idea!

  • Magic Spinner
  • Speedy
  • The Windy Wind
  • Mills
  • Izzie
  • Je
  • Electra
  • Roseabell
  • Jumper
  • Bobby Joe
  • Foxface
  • Spinny
  • Greenwood
  • Mr. Green
  • Turbine of Awesome
  • Ever Green
  • Mr. Yaw
  • Ballerina
  • Thomas the Great
  • Charmer
  • Turbinator
  • Power Striker
  • Wind World
  • Winds “R” Us
  • Wind Paradise
  • Windanator
  • The Bird Lover
  • Breezy
  • Awesome
  • Wendy
  • Fire Dancer
  • Clover
  • Windy
  • Dusty
  • Misty

The project team has also taken in some of New Ross’ finest events – the New Ross Summer Fair and Christmas Festival!

As part of a program called Techsploration, NSPI Engineer Jennifer Gough brought six girls from New Germany Rural High School to the project site to show them firsthand what goes into constructing a wind farm. Techsploration empowers young women to explore careers in science, trades and technology. Thanks Jennifer for leading the group and to the girls for exploring our site!