Meikle Wind is on Provincial Crown Lands within the traditional territory of Treaty 8 First Nations: Doig River First Nation, Halfway River First Nation, McLeod Lake Indian Band, Saulteau First Nations, and West Moberly First Nations. The involvement and support of Indigenous Peoples and the communities of Tumbler Ridge and Chetwynd have been fundamental to the facility’s success.
Over its first 25 years of operations, Meikle Wind expects to contribute more than $70 million in payments for property taxes, the Crown lease, Wind Participation Rent, and community benefits.
Meikle Wind experiences many wildlife visitors, including bears, moose, lynx, and plenty of deer. We consider the local animals to be extended family and have named the largest bear Maximus. During project construction, workers discovered fossilized tracks of a rare dinosaur and donated them to the Tumbler Ridge Museum.
Peace Region, British Columbia