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QUEENS PARK PROTEST

No We Will Not Go Away

Mothers Against Wind Turbines put the challenge out there to show MPPS and Toronto that the years of abuse of provincial power has to stop! A very clear message was sent to MPPS that industrial wind turbines cannot continue to desecrate our health, homes and communities.

Demonstration Photos @ Ontario Wind Resistance

KILLING GOLDEN EAGLES - DUKE ENERGY MILLION DOLLAR FINE

Sentenced in Wyoming for Killing Protected Birds at Wind Projects

“In this plea agreement, Duke Energy Renewables acknowledges that it constructed these wind projects in a manner it knew beforehand would likely result in avian deaths."

US Dept of Justice

FEDS ORDER 8 CK AIRPORT TURBINES REMOVED

Wind Turbines Violate Transport Canada Airport Rules

Late last year, Mayor Randy Hope said that Chatham - Kent Essex MP Rick Nicholls will "have to eat crow'' when an independent report is tabled indicating there are no safety concerns for the municipal airport as a result of wind turbine.

Chatham Daily News CBC CTV

Airport Report Here (Looks like 9 to us) and Genivar

The New Genivar

South Kent Wind Project Map

11.5 MILLION FOR CK vs HALDIMAND 40 MILLION

Why is Chatham Kent Settling For So Much Less?

Haldimand County has signed a unique set of agreements with the wind companies, which officials say should pour $2 million a year into the county’s coffers for 20 years for a total of $40 million. Toronto Star
Chatham Kent will receive $1.5 million for community-based initiatives and the establishment of the South Kent Wind Community Fund tha t will receive an additional $10 million over the next 20 years for a total of 11.5 million.

Chatham Daily News

REPORT SHOWS GREEN ENERGY BLOWS

Turbines Have Wreaked Havoc On Rural Ontario

Ontario Power Generation is routinely told to spill water at Niagara Falls, to reduce the amount of hydroelectric power generated. That cost $300 million last year.
“When the wind really blows and we can’t spill any more water, then we commit the ultimate sin and we call the nuclear plants tell them to shut down and vent the steam that they’ve created, instead of turning a turbine,”
That happened five times last year at a cost of $80 million.

Toronto Sun

Fraser Institute

FIT PROTESTERS

Fit to be Tied

Protestors at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre voicing their opposition to wind turbines and Ontario's failed Green Energy policy.

Toronto Sun

Toronto Star

124 MORE TURBINES

From Tilbury to Ridgetown

Samsung Renewable Energy, Inc. and Pattern Energy Group LP announced Tuesday that financing has been secured for the 270 megawatt project that will have 124 Ontario-made turbines erected from the eastern border of Tilbury to the western border of Ridgetown, south of Highway 401.

Chatham Daily News

South Kent Project Maps

DANES GETTING FED UP WITH TURBINES

One of the Highest Energy Costs in the EU.

Public anger is real enough, too. Until recently, there was relatively little opposition to the windmills. But now a threshold appears to have been crossed. Earlier this year, a new national anti-wind body, Neighbours of Large Wind Turbines, was created. More than 40 civic groups have become members.

"People are fed up with having their property devalued and sleep ruined by noise from large wind turbines," says the association's president, Boye Jensen Odsherred. "We receive constant calls from civic groups that want to join."

The Telegraph

TAXPAYERS PAY WHEN TURBINES SHUT DOWN

Too Much Wind Energy

The MPP for Chatham-Kent Essex told The Chatham Daily News Monday he is attempting determine how much taxpayers will have to fork out when turbines aren't operating.

Chatham Daily News

THIS IS CRIMINAL

All Levels Of Government Have Known About Health Hazards

As far as a local anti wind energy advocate is concerned Health Canada is just blowing hot air by announcing plans to revise the research design for a study on wind turbine noise and health.

Chatham Daily News

MCGUINTY’S LEGACY IS A GREEN NIGHTMARE

We Have No Idea Whatsoever Of The Cumulative Impact Of These Things

We need to take care that the spinning windmills do not become like the statues on Easter Island, monuments of a failed civilization. Globe and Mail's Margaret Wente tells it like it is.

Globe and Mail

NO ROOM FOR EAGLES IN GREEN ENERGY ACT?

Nextera Energy Destroys Bald Eagle Nest

Chainsaw-wielding workers were spotted by horrified residents in Haldimand County, who watched as a tree limb, with a huge eagle's nest attached to it, was removed by an overhead crane.

Chatham Daily News

MPP WANTS ANSWERS ON EAGLE EVICTION

Haldimand-Norfolk Mpp Toby Barrett Is Looking For Answers

Barrett added that the nest’s removal represents a stunning admission that industrial wind turbines are hazardous to wildlife.“Very clearly, wind turbines kill eagles,” Barrett said. “Why else would they remove the nest?”

Simcoe Reformer

EAGLE NEST ORDERED DESTROYED FOR TURBINE

MNR Authorizes Distruction of Haldimand County Nesting Site

“Since receiving all required approvals for this project, Bald Eagles (listed as special concern in Ontario) have built a nest within the project location in a tree that was scheduled to be removed for the construction of a road, and within 20 metres of the blade sweep of a proposed turbine.

The nest was brought to the attention of MNR in summer 2012 and confirmed in the fall when leaves fell from the tree. Confirmation of an active nest was given by Bird Studies Canada..

Ontario Wind Resistance

ANTI-CORRUPTION POLICE RAID CHATHAM MUNICIPAL AIRPORT STUDY COMPANY

No Immediate Arrests Were Expected

Quebec’s anti-corruption police raided the Laval offices of Genivar Inc. and three smaller engineering firms Tuesday morning as allegations of political kickbacks continue to rock the province.

Globe and Mail

STUDY FINDS NO ISSUE WITH WIND TURBINES NEAR AIRPORT

124 New Wind Turbines North And East Of The Airport

The $2.5 million South Kent Wind L.P. is offering the municipality for upgrades at the airport is a "tremendous success for both Chatham-Kent and the airport.'' Says Genivar consultant

Chatham Daily News

WIND ENERGY PITS 'NEIGHBOUR AGAINST NEIGHBOUR'

Politicians Call For Moratorium On Industrial Wind Turbine Construction

Lambton-Kent Middlesex MP Bev Shipley,Lambton-Kent-Middlesex MPP Monte McNaughton, and former Liberal MP Rex Crawford, of the Dover area, are calling for an immediate moratorium on industrial wind turbine construction in Ontario.

Chatham Daily News

THE WOBBLES

Can Ontario's Grid Handle the Coming Flood Of Renewable Power?

With about 2,000 megawatts of wind and solar power now flowing onto Ontario’s electricity grid, the province sometimes has to dump surplus electricity at a loss.

With 10,700 megawatts of renewables scheduled to come into service by 2018, can Ontario’s system handle the strain?

Toronto Star

SAMSUNG/PATTERN SOUTH KENT PROJECT

With plans for turbines from Ridgetown to Tilbury and everything south of the 401. Time is running out...

South Kent Project Info

IMPORTANT ALERT: MITCHELLS BAY AREA

Turbine Construction and Well Water

Reports of significant changes to well water in the Mitchell's Bay area have reached the office of Chatham-Kent MPP Rick Nicholls.  The changes in water quality have been noticed following the commencement of pile driving/foundation construction for industrial wind turbines in the area.  The turbines being constructed are for the East Lake St. Clair wind project and the proponent is IPC/Suez.

Anyone experiencing gas detections and/or pollutants in their well water in the vicinity of industrial wind turbine construction is asked to contact MPP Rick Nicholls by phone at 519 351-0510 or by email at

rick.nichollsco@pc.ola.org

MILLION DOLLAR BRIBE FOR CK

Major Upgrades Totalling $2.5 Million Could Be In Store For The Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport.

Funding will only be made available if the 124 turbine wind project receives the green light. “In the event the turbine has to be moved from its proposed existing location, the funding for the airport will be reduced by $1 million,'' John Norton

London Free Press

GOVERNMENT WILL UNDERWRITE A SCIENTIFIC STUDY INTO EFFECTS OF WIND POWER PROJECTS.

Will This Be Done By These Scientists? Ottawa Citizen

Federal Health Minister Leona Aglukkaq indicated this week that Ottawa is now officially getting involved, announcing that the government will underwrite an in-depth scientific study into possible adverse effects of living near wind power projects. She said she was responding to public concern.

Globe and Mail

MONKS SELL RETREAT NEAR WINDFARM

Serious Side Effects Within Five Miles

Subjects also reported disturbing negative psychological reactions including confusion, loss of self-confidence, effects similar to depression, effects similar to mania, irritability and anger, heightened emotionality and crying.

DG Standard

BAD NEWS FOR BATS

An Increasing Number Of Bat Fatalities At Wind Turbines

Wind turbines may have large-scale negative effects on distant ecosystems. Results of research by the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) demonstrate that bats killed at German wind turbines originate mostly from northeastern Europe.

Science Daily

FOUNDATION + 600 ASSOCIATIONS DEMAND A REALITY CHECK

Full Spectrum Sound Measurements Need To Be Made.”

On May 11th, 2012, Australia’s Waubra Foundation demanded (1) that governments worldwide conduct full-frequency-spectrum sound monitoring inside the homes of wind turbine neighbors suffering from Wind Turbine Syndrome. Today, the federations EPAW and NA-PAW, regrouping over 600 associations of wind industry victims from 28 countries, are hereby adding the voices of their members to support this demand, essential in their view for establishing the truth regarding the effects of wind farms on health.

Canada Free Press

INDUSTRIAL WIND TURBINES AND YOUR FAMILY HEALTH

Town Hall Meeting Thursday June 14, 7:30 to 9 PM

Carmen Krogh (BSc Pharm) will discuss information related to health affects and industrial wind turbines.
Rick Nicholls, MPP Chatham-Kent-Essex will address turbine issues. 

When: Thursday June 14, 7:30 to 9 PM

Where: Blenheim Community Golf Club (439 Chatham St. South, Blenheim)

Since 2008, Krogh has volunteered her time to research and report her concerns regarding risks of adverse health effects from industrial wind turbines on human health.  Ms. Krogh was the first investigator in Canada to help carry out a self-reporting survey of people reporting adverse health impacts as a result of the construction and operation of industrial wind installations near their homes in Ontario. Krogh is a peer reviewed author of several articles on this topic including, Industrial Wind Turbine Development and Loss of Social Justice.

WE PROTEST THE DESTRUCTION OF OUR COMMUNITIES

We Are Just Ordinary People

Coverage of Toronto Protest. Make sure you watch Charles Adlers video.

Charles Adler Toronto Sun

Ontario Wind Resistance

Toronto Star

CBC

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ONTARIO LIBERALS WAR AGAINST AGAINST AFFORDABLE ENERGY

Gesner Wind Farm near Muirkirk in Chatham-Kent Ontario

On January 19, 2012, the Ontario Ministry of Environment issued a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) for the Gesner Wind Farm LP (Saturn Power Inc.).   The Gesner Project  consists of five  2 MW industrial wind turbine generators to be located near Muirkirk and Duart in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.   In response,  on February 6, 2012, Chatham-Kent Wind Action Inc.  filed an appeal of the REA for the  Gesner Wind Project with the Environmental Review Tribunal.   

This appeal follows in the footsteps of similar appeals filed for every industrial wind project to receive approval under the Green Energy Act, namely, the Kent Breeze, Zephyr, and Mapleton (Conestogo) Wind projects.

The legal  counsel  for CKWAG Inc. is the Eric K. Gillespie Professional Corporation.  Details of the Appeal will be released when available.

Monica Elmes, spokesperson for CKWAG Inc. says, “this appeal isn’t just about protecting innocent people’s health and the environment in the vicinity of the Gesner project – it is also about defending against an injustice forced upon rural Ontario,  and a senseless waste of Ontario taxpayers’ money.”

Toronto Sun Barrie Examiner

ANOTHER RENEWABLE ENERGY APPROVAL... ANOTHER APPEAL!

Gesner Wind Farm near Muirkirk in Chatham-Kent Ontario

On January 19, 2012, the Ontario Ministry of Environment issued a Renewable Energy Approval (REA) for the Gesner Wind Farm LP (Saturn Power Inc.).   The Gesner Project  consists of five  2 MW industrial wind turbine generators to be located near Muirkirk and Duart in the Municipality of Chatham-Kent.   In response,  on February 6, 2012, Chatham-Kent Wind Action Inc.  filed an appeal of the REA for the  Gesner Wind Project with the Environmental Review Tribunal.   

This appeal follows in the footsteps of similar appeals filed for every industrial wind project to receive approval under the Green Energy Act, namely, the Kent Breeze, Zephyr, and Mapleton (Conestogo) Wind projects.

The legal  counsel  for CKWAG Inc. is the Eric K. Gillespie Professional Corporation.  Details of the Appeal will be released when available.

Monica Elmes, spokesperson for CKWAG Inc. says, “this appeal isn’t just about protecting innocent people’s health and the environment in the vicinity of the Gesner project – it is also about defending against an injustice forced upon rural Ontario,  and a senseless waste of Ontario taxpayers’ money.”

Gesner Wind Project

HUGE SOUTH KENT PROJECT 270 MEGAWATTS

Last Chance to Comment

Samsung/Pattern plans for turbines from Ridgetown to Tilbury and everything south of the 401. Please make your concerns known on the Environmental Registry. After this 30 day comment period it will just be awaiting final approval and connectivity tests. Time is running out. ACT NOW!!!!

Comment Here

South Kent Project Info

BLOWING COMMUNITIES APART

Province should conduct a comprehensive analysis on setbacks

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) issued a new position statement Friday calling for a pause to resolve questions about wind energy.

Toronto Star

Ontario Federation of Agriculture

WINDFARMS BLASTED AT SOUTHWEST AG CONFERENCE

The industry is a destroyer of wealth and negative to the economy
Dr. Patrick Moore told more than 1,000 area farmers the industry destroys more jobs than it creates, and causes energy prices to climb for all users.

Chatham Daily News

WHAT THE ANIMALS KNEW THAT HUMANS DIDN'T.
Surviving the Tsunami
Humans feel infrasound. But we don't necessarily know that that's what we're feeling. Some people experience sensations of being spooked or even feeling religious in the presence of infrasound. We also experience Rayleigh waves via special sensors in our joints (called pacinian corpuscles), which exist just for that purpose.
Slate

DUTCH FALL OUT OF LOVE WITH WINDMILLS
People don't want Big Wind Turbines in their Backyards
Towering over the waves of the North Sea like an army of giants, blades whipping through the wind, the turbines were the country's best hope to curb carbon emissions and meet growing demand for electricity.
Reuters

MCGUINTY’S GREEN-ENERGY POLICIES COST LIBERALS SEATS IN RURAL ONTARIO
A clear rejection of the Green Energy Act by rural Ontario
Ms. Van Bommel lost on Thursday evening, one of seven Liberal incumbents who went down to defeat in rural ridings where green energy and wind turbines were major issues. And they were not all backbenchers. Among the casualties was the agriculture minister (Carol Mitchell), the education minister (Leona Dombrowsky) and, most symbolically, the environment minister (John Wilkinson). The Progressive Conservatives won all seven of those seats.
Globe and Mail

WIND TURBINE DEBATE SPARKED IN ONTARIO ELECTION
Awfully expensive and causing damage to communities:Hudak Finally, politicians do arithmetic and find it doesn't add up.
CBC News

125 MORE TURBINES TILBURY TO RIDGETOWN
South Kent Wind Project meetings coming up
They are changing the rules and hoping no one will notice untill it is to late!
More Here

MOE:HUNDREDS OF HEALTH COMPLAINTS

Ont. wind farm health risks downplayed: documents
Ministry of Environment forced to release documents that show their officials mislead the public about health complaints. Ontario's Freedom of Information Act liberates more than 1,000 pages of internal MOE correspondence detailing MOE that Ontario’s noise pollution models are filled with errors, that MOE lacked a proper methodology for monitoring (and thus enforcing) noise levels from turbines. MOE field officers and the acoustics specialists they hired repeatedly warned the province in 2009 and 2010 that there needed to be stricter noise pollution limits in rural areas
CBC
Wind Concerns Ontario

Government Memorandum on Wind Turbines Obtained through the Freedom of Information Act More Here

GOVERNMENT OF CANADA INVESTS IN KRUGER ENERGY CHATHAM WIND PROJECT

More and more turbines for Chatham Kent

Get ready for Phase III of Kruger, unless you start making your concerns known to this municipality and province (C-K is now one of the last --if not the only municipality whose local gov't continues to welcome industrial wind) Also Samsung/Pattern Energy are going ahead with their South Kent Wind Project (the big one stretching from Ridgetown to Tilbury and everything down to Lake Erie.They are advertising for an office manager and community outreach assistant to work out of Blenheim.

London Free Press

More here

South Kent Wind Project:

125 more Turbines from Tilbury to Ridgetown

South Kent Project Web Site

THE ASSUMPTION... IS NOT SUPPORTED BY OUR FIELD OBSERVATIONS

Government Memorandum on Wind Turbines obtained through the Freedom of Information Act

John Laforet, President of Wind Concerns Ontario states, "For almost four years residents in rural Ontario have played by the book. They have complained about the unbearable noise to the field officers in their region believing that the field officers would communicate the issues to the Minister and his advisers. If this is how the government process works, by burying evidence, then the system is either broken or corrupt." WCO

WIND POWER WANTS MORE TAX DOLLARS

Read the comments section and see how well this is going over

Ontario’s wind power industry says the province needs to maintain support for the sector if it wants the significant job and investment gains it can generate.

Globe and Mail

CK ENERGY NOW IN TRANSMISSION BUSINESS

Municipally owned company shells out 30 million

The municipal-owned utility's recently incorporated subsidiary, Chatham-Kent Transmission (CKT), received approval for an electrical transmission licence Tuesday by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB).

Chatham Daily News

ELECTRIC SHOCKER: POWER PRICES SET TO RISE SHARPLY

This might have something to do with it

Between now and 2020, however, more than 100 new power plants are slated to be built and thousands of kilometres of new transmission lines erected. 

CBC

ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS

I thought you said there weren't any

Ontario regulations requiring a minimum setback of 550 metres for wind turbines from residences and a maximum night time noise level of 40 decibels "is reasonable and sufficient to protect against adverse health effects."

London Free Press

MOE EXPERT WITNESS

Says sound heard indoors should be taken seriously

Infrasound is sound below human audibility. Guess this is why an inquiry to get to the bottom of that all that noise you can't hear is called a hearing. It is known that things unseen can kill but the gov says that what is inaudible is harmless and doesn't cause heath problems so why worry?

Chatham Daily News

WE'RE CONFIDENT THAT IF THE GOVERNMENT DOESNT CHANGE ITS TUNE THE VOTERS WILL CHANGE THE GOVERNMENT

Wind opponents eye political solution following court defeat

All the judges did was decide "it was not up to them to determine the wisdom of (Energy Minister Brad Duguid) which is a far cry from determining the minister’s actions to be wise," John Laforet said.

Better Farming

MCGINTY REVERSES IN THE WIND

No Turbines in the Lakes

Turns out that he entire green energy act was founded on political science, not actual science. Election course correction by McGuinty.

Toronto Star

CKWAG IN PRECIDENT SETTING CASE

David and Goliath Legal Challenge

The Chatham-Kent Wind Action Group appeal begins Tuesday and Wednesday in Chatham, and will continue in Chatham and Toronto until March.

London Free Press
More Info Here

ONTARIO WIND ENERGY PLANS THREATENED

Could put the Brakes on Green Energy

Ian Hanna, a property owner from Prince Edward County, says the government wasn’t fully informed when it concluded industrial wind turbines could exist 550 meters away from the nearest home.

The Ottawa Citizen

WIND TURBINES ARE TOO CLOSE TOGETHER

Spacing Must be Doubled

A top American fluid-dynamics boffin says that new, larger wind turbines now going into service are going to have to be placed much further apart - which will have serious implications for the amount of energy produced by wind farms of the future.

The Register

ONTARIOS NEW DILEMMA: TOO MUCH POWER

So We Give It Away

Surprise, surprise turns out wind power is variable, expensive, and less in demand than ever.

Toronto Star

CHATHAM KENT WIND ACTION CHALLENGES MOE

Suncors Kent Breeze Project

Due to concerns over low-frequency noise, a legal challenge has been mounted against the recent approval of a wind farm near Thamesville.

"It's worth pointing out that it's an appeal of the MOE's decision to approve the project." Kyle Happy, Suncor Energy spokesman

Chatham Daily News

CKWAG Press Release

PLANS LOTS OF PLANS BUT THEY DON'T LAST LONG

Province's ambitious electricity plan has assumptions that bear scrutiny.

Ontario's current inventory of 700 or so wind turbines will need to grow to at least 4,400 units.

Toronto Star

FAIR OR FOUL

To some, it's a green saviour. To others, a villain dressed in green.

Guess which side we see?

London Free Press

DOCTOR COLBY SAYS HE IS NOT A PAID LACKEY OF THE WIND INDUSTRY

Colby insists no scientific basis to believe sub-audible sounds affect health

Two UWO academics are clashing over wind farms, each accusing the other's followers of demonizing their cause and bastardizing science.

CNEWS

MCGUINTY IGNORES RURAL RESIDENTS ON GREEN POWER

Cops Come Knocking

Massive public subsidies of so-called green energy are falling into disrepute, as near-bankrupt governments in the wake of the global recession admit they can’t afford to subsidize unreliable power for the next 20 years, which is untenable without those subsidies.

Toronto Sun

IF YOU ARE READING THIS THE OPP MAY BE VISITING YOU SOON

The OPP Refer to Us as Resisters

They already have been attending most meetings but now they claim they need to call our homes and visit our homes to “quell any possible violence”. 

"Our society has been turned upside down,  when those who wish to stand up for what is right and truthful become the target of  persecution and scrutiny "

WInd Concerns Ontario

Windsor Star

NEW TAX FOR ELECTRICITY

Hydro Bill Increase to Cover Green Energy Program

Consumers will struggle when they see an increase in their hydro bills in Ontario, say critics, after the Liberals revealed Saturday that a new levy will help cover $53 million of the government's conservation and green energy program. "We can't run the province on windmills" CTV News

AUDIT THE ONTARIO GREEN PROGRAMS

Says Energy Probe Report

Ontario’s provincial auditor or other independent groups should periodically audit the programs and subsidies being offered through the recently passed Green Energy Act. Energy Probe

715 WINDTURBINES IN LAKES ERIE AND ST CLAIR

Turbine meetings set for March 27

Residents will get a chance to learn more about SouthPoint Wind's proposal to build 715 wind turbines in Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair at March 27 meetings.The Windsor Star

GREENPOWERS COST TO CONSUMERS

Wind and solar energy are expensive and can't satisfy Ontario's appetite for electricity

The McGuinty government is spending Ontario's electricity revenue to encourage investments in wind and solar green power generation – with no benefit to the system or to the customer. The Toronto Star

SAMSUNG SWEETHEART DEAL

Deal turns Ontario into Third World province

The deal had a familiar shape. One partner was a successful international consortium with deep pockets and manufacturing expertise, the other a backward jurisdiction so hungry for jobs that it had to pay the big company what amounts to a bribe to do the deal. The Ottawa Citizen

AUSTRALIA FINDS DEFINABLE MARKER FOR ADVERSE HEALTH EFFECTS

Report critical of wind farms

Windfarms can cause significant health problems for nearby residents, a draft report by specialist consultants says.The leaked report, once completed, could potentially open the door to litigation by affected residents. Weekly Times

GREEN ENERGY ACT DAMAGES DEMOCRACY

All about government handouts to big industry

Anytime a government rams through legislation containing sweeping new rules governing large industrial projects and limits debate on the matter and ignores legitimate concerns from the public -  our democracy is threatened.Meaford Express

WINDMILLS: BIGGER WASTE THAN EHEALTH

This is the real political scandal in Ontario

When the full costs of this misadventure are revealed — billions of dollars over the next 20years — the province’s recent financial scandals at the Ontario Lottery and Gaming Commission and eHealth will seem trivial in comparison.Financial Post

WIND INDUSTRY URGES INFRASTRUCTURE AID

It's not an Endless Pit...

Government support needed for just a few years until sector can stand on its own feet, executives say. Globe and Mail

LIBERALS INDIFFERENT TO RURAL ONTARIANS

Inexcusable Disregard for Public Health

An Arran-Elderslie councillor wants his council to enforce its rights under the Ontario Municipal Act and impose a moratorium on wind energy projects. Sun Times

PAT HOY POINTS TO THE MONEY

Howcum Pigeon Bay is Special?

Pat Hoy says there are noise/health issues associated with turbines...   But only for some rich people living near Pigeon Bay with Liberal ties other rural residents will just have to get used to it Toronto Star

IS THERE A DOCTOR IN THE HOUSE?

Chatham-Kent’s acting medical officer of health gets roasted

Colette McLean gives Dr Colby both barrels in Chatham This Week

PROTESTORS CRASH WIND FARM OPENING

Smitherman gets rough ride

Protesters from across the province crashed the opening of the Enbridge wind farm this afternoon. video

IT'S NOT IF IT'S WHEN

Wind Turbine Collapses in Altona, N.Y.

Noble Environmental Power company spokeswoman Maggy Wisniewski confirmed one turbine had collapsed and that a small fire resulted, but she refused to speak on the record.more

IT"S DAVID VERSUS THE JOLLY GREEN GOLIATH

Chatham's Peter Epp spells it out

The McGuinty government has, through the Green Energy Act, followed through on its promise “to strip municipalities of their rights to control the land use planning issues around renewable energy projects and the promise to strip citizens’ democratic rights of dissent.” Chatham This Week

ONTARIO'S GREEN ENERGY PLAN

This will destroy the foundations of effective public utility regulation

The new legislation allows extensive political interference in utility regulation and requires the regulator to approve excessive rates for consumers if the underlying costs are associated with politically preferred projects. Financial Post

PROVINCE TO FAST TRACK WIND TURBINE PROJECTS

McGuinty's upcoming legislation

Premier Dalton McGuinty's plan to streamline approvals

for renewable projects. Municipalities to lose zoning power

Toronto Star

WIND CONCERNS ONTARIO MEETS WITH MINISTER OF ENERGY AND INFRASTRUCTURE

Wind Concerns Ontario managed a meeting with Smitherman on the weekend and has this press release

THREE PROJECTS GIVEN THE GO AHEAD IN CK

162 More Turbines

Kruger Energy Chatham Wind Project 101.2 MW

Talbot Windfarm 99 MW

Raleigh Wind Energy Centre 78 MW more

Caution to the Wind CTV News

52 TURBINE PROJECT FOR BLENHEIM

Councilor Anne Gilbert called the project unfortunate for South Kent."This is the most culturally sensitive vista in all of Chatham- Kent,"she said. "I can't support this one. It isn't good planning." The rest of Council voted in favor of rezoning.

TURNING UP THE HEAT

Wind farm opponents turn up heat.Twenty-two wind action groups representing thousands of concerned Ontario citizens have joined forces to create Wind Concerns Ontario to promote awareness of the true impacts of industrial wind power facilities on our health, environment, economy and quality of life. full article Wind Concerns Ontario press release

Wind power benefits full of hot air: Wind Concerns in Lambton

CBC drops the ball on windpower and Wayne calls them on it
Tell It Like It Is

CFCO Radio

Dr. Nina Pierport on Wind Turbine Syndrome Download mp3

CTV News:

Turbines and Health Problems

A video of the proposed Erieau-Blenheim wind project site.



Article from The National Post
July 30, 2007
Wind power ardour cools by Dakshana Bascaramurty

Village for Sale

Villagers all decide to sell houses when a windfarm project was announced
near their homes. International protests grow. more