A looming municipal election provides opportunity to raise some issues relevant to South Stormont’s future economy. The newly designated industrial area between Hwy 401 and the CN Rail line, to the east of Moulinette Road has the advantage of being in close proximity to main power transmission lines, a natural gas pipeline, an oil pipeline, a supply of water from the St Lawrence River and fibre-optic telecommunications buried next to the railway line and Hwy 401. Ontario’s power pricing policy may be a disadvantage if businesses that move into that industrial area will have to pay the same rates as businesses in Brockville and Ottawa.
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