I know there are some strong feelings about Tim Horton’s around here, and some even stronger feelings about Anne Murray (which I totally don’t understand). So, for all of you looking for cracks in the facade of Canadian unity, I give you Anne vs. Tim:
Legendary Canadian singer Anne Murray is trying to stop construction of a wind farm near her Pugwash, N.S., summer home and that’s put her at odds with another local success story.
Murray, 66, is a member of the Gulf Shore Preservation Society, which opposes the project. She said she shares the association’s concern that the environmental assessment for the project that the developer filed with the provincial Environment Department is incomplete.
That support apparently includes Ron Joyce, one of the founders of the Tim Hortons doughnut empire, who was born nearby and owns a luxury golf course and resort near Pugwash.
“I am aware of Anne’s ongoing negative comments on wind farms,” he said in an email to the National Post. “I personally am not a supporter of her argument. [T]he world is moving forward for a better source than fossil fuels…. I see no major negatives in countries that have them.”
Okay, fine. This isn’t really important. Go back to your day.