From the Daily Observer, Jan 12, 2010:
PETAWAWA -A controversial hydro-electric project on the Petawawa River will move ahead whether the town approves of the development or not.
The proposed construction of two power dams comes under the auspices of the Ontario Green Energy Act, Mayor Bob Sweet restated for the finance and management committee Monday night noting its final fate is out of council's hands."This is not a town project, it never was a town project," said Mayor Sweet, adding the provincial government has withdrawn the local planning approval from the process. "They've taken it away from the lower tier municipalities. We have no approval on this situation, absolutely none."
Xeneca Power Development is proposing a station at the Big Eddy rapids situated just west of the Canadian Pacific Railway bridge with the potential to generate up to five megawatts. The second station is slated for Half Mile Rapids in the vicinity of Mountbatten Bridge at CFB Petawawa with the possibility of creating 3.3 megawatts.
Reaad the hole article from the Daily Observer. Also, check out the Black Bay Ratepayer's Association web site documents pertaining to this project, including their response to the article.