Kings County puts hold on wind farms
"We are open for business, but we want the right kind of business."
He said municipalities and the province must do more research before allowing large-scale wind farms into rural communities. ..."Why do we in the beautiful rural areas have to be subjected to large industrial wind farms?
July 4, 2012
by Gordon Delaney
in Chronicle Herald
KENTVILLE - Large-scale wind farms will not be permitted anywhere in Kings County, at least not in the near future while county council reviews the issues around the developments.
Council voted 10-1 at its regular monthly meeting Tuesday to rescind its bylaw that would have allowed developers to erect wind turbines as long as they were 700 metres from the nearest dwelling.
Coun. Dick Killam said the vote was an example of democracy in action, as residents have expressed the clear message that they don't want wind turbines in their communities.
"Simply put, the current wind turbine bylaw is flawed," Killam said. "Our... [continue via Web link]