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Appeal delays Grand Bend wind farm

Preliminary work for the wind farm will likely start later this year, but major construction won’t begin until the appeals are settled. “Our company policy is not to do much during an appeal process,”
9 Jul 2014

Wind turbine sound studies to cost more than originally planned

Council initially enacted a wind turbine development bylaw in 2009 and then updated it last fall to address concerns expressed by residents. The updated version changed the setback distance of a turbine to the nearest residence from 750 metres to 1,000 metres (one kilometre) and also included a maximum sound tolerance of 36 decibels for any turbine operating within the county.
20 Jun 2014

Samsung Deal Dead

Mayor Milne says it appears the wind turbine project is dead, but you never know if council will bring it up for discussion again in the future. According to the township's bylaw they need a two-thirds vote to reconsider any decision of council.
20 Jun 2014

Turbines spin without approval in West Lincoln

"The ministry has told the company not to operate while the amendment application is under review," said Kim Groombridge, MOE district supervisor for Niagara. "They are operating out of compliance." The project was delayed after it was discovered that several of the turbines were built closer than the 95-metre property line setback.
19 Jun 2014

Shelburne left in the dark by wind project

The Town of Shelburne has received little in the way of co-operation from the project’s proponents. And, as was evidenced during a regular scheduled council meeting on Monday, the municipal government is fed up with the lack of attention. The town has yet to receive project drawings, traffic mitigation plans, or an outline of potential measures to ensure the environment’s protection
17 Jun 2014

McGuinty government changed green energy rules to benefit Liberal-linked firms, court filing charges

A U.S. wind power developer that is seeking $653-million in damages under a NAFTA challenge accuses the government of Ontario of manipulating Green Energy Act rules to benefit the interests of Liberal-connected firms. ...The court filing, recently made public in the case that pits Mesa Power, a Texas-based developer owned by U.S. financier T. Boone Pickens, against the government, alleges Ontario replaced “transparent” criteria for the selection of energy projects with “political favoritism, cronyism and local preference.”
9 Jun 2014

Down Wind: Official Trailer

DOWN WIND deals head on with how Ontario politicians rammed through green energy laws and dashed forward with installation of thousands of wind turbines across the province's farmland and countryside. The television debut is June 4, 2014 at 8pm ET.
27 May 2014

Turbine study to be published

A local study that concluded industrial wind turbines cause distress among people who live near them is to be published in an online medical journal. The report, which was co-authored by Grey Bruce Medical Officer of Health Dr. Hazel Lynn and epidemiological researcher Dr. Ian Arra, will be published in the online journal, Cureus. No date has been announced for publication.
22 May 2014

Wind turbine woes

Down Wind is a documentary film project about the destructive impact of wind turbines being forced into communities across Ontario, Canada. The film is due to be completed by June, 2014. Contributions to the effort can be made here.
8 May 2014

http://www.windaction.org/posts?location=Ontario&p=18
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