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Back Hoe Falls Into Moon River At Bala's Hydro Project Site

Posted: 2019-03-26 14:38:57 By: hbr

Crews from Swift River Energy are trying to recover a back hoe that slid into the Moon River in Bala overnight.  The equipment was being used in the construction of the controversial hydro electric project at Bala Falls.

Township officials have reported the incident to Ontario’s Spills Action Centre.

Muskoka Lakes Mayor Phil Harding says that although this is technically out of the jurisdiction of the Township, in conjunction with the District, they are asking Swift River Energy Limited do everything in their power to avoid incidents of this nature going forward, as construction activities on the power plant shift from water to land. 

The Township says it will continue to monitor the situation.