Communities rally to fight wind projects on Manitoulin
Mayor Joe Chapman thanked Wakegijig for giving their side of the issue, and as he accepted the petition he said, "I know some here do not agree, but I stand with you."
There was no vote on the request by the group to support their opposition to the turbines, but Chapman indicated that would happen at a later date.
June 13, 2011
by Ruth Farquhar
in The Sudbury Star
We are standing with our neighbours." This simple but powerful statement was made to the Council of Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands (NEMI) by Wikwemikong elder Rosemary Wakegijig as she handed over a petition with 658 names showing their opposition to industrial wind turbines on "Great Spirit Island."
According to Wakegijig, last week the same elders and youth have convinced the Wikwemikong Band Council to stop/remove any further industrial turbine development from the community's work plan. They will continue with their renewable energy plans but industrial turbines are out.
It was a powerful and genuine presentation by Wakegijig as she listed the... [continue via Web link]