Wiky council drops wind turbine project from its renewable energy priority list
The renewable energy work plan was on the council's agenda, and as they began discussing the wind turbine portion, Wikwemikong elder Ida Embry interrupted and began to speak of the community's, especially the elders, opposition to wind turbines.
August 16, 2012
by Robin Burridge
in Manitoulin Expositor
WIKWEMIKONG-Last Tuesday, Wikwemikong chief and council voted to remove wind turbines from the community's renewable energy work plan in response to substantial opposition to the project.
Wind power has been a top priority of Wikwemikong's economic growth and sustainability plans for the past six years. "We were even assured by the band office that we would be at the top of the agenda," said Rosemary Wakegijig, a Wikwemikong elder and community member opposed to wind turbines on Manitoulin.
Ms. Wakegijig told The Expositor her group had asked to speak to the chief and council on the... [continue via Web link]