This is the final episode of Small Town Week, a five-part series in which we examine big problems facing small communities.
So far this week, we’ve covered problems facing small communities—from housing to the economy to health care. Although these issues are felt across pretty much every community, big or small in Canada, there’s one existential threat we must face globally: the climate crisis.
We are hurtling rapidly towards a point of no return, and that’s pushing us towards alternative ways to create energy. In some communities, this is viewed as a threat perhaps as dire as the climate crisis itself. In other places, like a First Nation in southern Ontario, it’s a solution to the needs of a province. It’s a chance to turn the tide of our increasing demand for power, and move away from reliance on fossil fuels.
Here’s how one energy project near Six Nations of the Grand River could revolutionize the national grid.
GUEST: Fatima Syed, Ontario reporter, The Narwhal