North Bay A local group concerned about the risks TransCanadas proposed Energy East project poses to the Lake Nipissing and Trout Lake watersheds has raised money for a highway billboard, and hosted an official unveiling on July 4th.
Local residents were invited to gather for a picnic at the Elks Family Park on Trout Lake at noon on Saturday. Shortly before 2, the group gathered beneath the billboard just a few hundred metres west of the park entrance for an official unveiling of the billboard.
The large highway sign is in place on the north side of Highway 17 just east of the junction of Highways 17 and 11, with Trout Lake as the backdrop.
The North Bay event coincided with dozens more happening across Canada on July 4th and July 5 calling for action on climate change and a halt to tar sands development under a theme of Jobs, Justice and Climate For details visit