Friday, June 1, 2012

Scientists Speak out against Closure of the ELA

Scientists around the world are starting to speak out against the closure of the Experimental Lakes area east of Kenora.

A group of Israeli scientists have written to Canada's Ambassador complaining the Government is "stamping out the ability of the world scientific community to conduct research required to formulate sound environmental policies."

Kenora M.P. Greg Rickford admits while much of the reaction has been negative, some residents living in the area are actually pleased with the closure of the Experimental Lakes Area.

The federal government is expected to save about two million dollars a year by closing the outdoor research facility.