Power Line Meeting: Fate of Colchester Elementary School

In light of Premier Redford’s support of the Heartland line and her direction to the AUC (Alberta Utilities Commission) in late October to hand down its decision, Colchester Elementary School will most probably close down.

Colchester is one of the oldest schools in Strathcona County, and has been not only a school, but also a centre of community activities for many years. It has been well maintained, is in fine physical condition,  and has a reputation of offering students some of the most dedicated teachers and administration in the County.

About 200 students are currently enrolled in the school.

With the AUC’s decision that it is in the public interest that EPCOR and AltaLink build the double circuit 500 kilovolt power line above ground within the Sherwood Park Greenbelt and right next to Colchester School, the fate of the school hangs on a thread. Parents are understandably concerned about the health and safety of their children, based on hundreds of scientific and medical studies that clearly indicate increased risks of many serious diseases and other health problems associated with overhead high voltage line EMFs and corona effect.

Attend this most critical meeting to find out what is planned for our school:

Monday, November 14, 2011

7:00 p.m.

Colchester Elementary School

Stay tuned for media coverage of the AUC’s November 1 decision to grant approval for EPCOR and AltaLink to build the most massive overhead high voltage power line towers and lines ever seen in Alberta right through the Sherwood Park and Edmonton Greenbelts and next to Colchester School. Over 15,000 Edmonton, Sherwood Park, Strathcona County and Sturgeon County residents will be directly and adversely affected.

Also stay tuned for media coverage of the unbelievable flip flop by the Alberta Government in late October to first put a hold on the Heartland decision and then a few hours later to have that hold overturned by Premier Redford who mistakenly thinks the Heartland line is critical to Alberta’s economy.

~ by RETA on November 14, 2011.

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