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Wilson tackles airport turbines issue

Municipalities can tell you where to put your garage, site your house or rule how high your building might be, but they have no control over green energy projects. ...Simcoe Grey MPP Jim Wilson  believes that the province should restore local planning powers to the municipalities and to bring home that point he plans on reintroducing a private member's bill to the provincial legislature when it reconvenes next month.
20 Jan 2016

Province concerned about economic impact at Collingwood airport from proposed Stayner wind farm

"Based on the information reviewed, it appears there would likely be an operational impact on both the Collingwood and Stayner aerodromes,” wrote Joseph Szwalek, regional director of civil aviation, for the Ontario Region of Transport Canada ...it should be noted that  mitigation can result in a decrease in the usability of the Collingwood and Stayner aerodromes."
17 Oct 2015

Cedar Point wind project worker injured

Another worker has been injured during construction of the 46-turbine Cedar Point wind project being built in Lambton County for Suncor and NextEra. ...It is the second time this summer a worker on the construction project has been injured and taken to hospital.
29 Aug 2015

Enniskillen eyes fire suppression bylaw for wind turbines

Mayor Kevin Marriott recently presented three bylaws from communities in Grey and Huron Counties, which require wind energy companies to install fire suppression units in the motor of the industrial turbines. There motors, in some cases, are up to 300 feet off the ground making it impossible for local departments to fight a blaze.
18 Jul 2015

Flying turbine debris has local MPP concerned

Local resident David Cofell found this piece from a wind turbine blade in his field after it flew off from a nearby turbine. The provincial Ministry of Energy will launch an investigation into reports that an 18-inch chunk of a wind turbine blade came loose and flew some 400 feet before landing in a field in the former Howard Twp.
23 Nov 2014

Blade debris thrown 400 feet

1127turbine-chunk1web-damaged-blade_thumb An 18-inch piece of the serrated edge of a wind turbine blade broke off and was thrown at least 400 feet from the turbine sited in Ontario, Canada. The saw-toothed edges are meant to reduce noise from the turbines and improve the efficiency of the machine. More information can be found here.
21 Nov 2014

Big crane topples at K2 wind farm

Work stopped immediately at the site and hadn't resumed Thursday while a company investigation heard from all workers involved. The company is co-operating with the Ministry of Labour, Sheehan said in a follow-up e-mail. Construction on the 270 megawatt project involving 140 wind turbines began in July.
16 Oct 2014

Oxford wind turbines could interfere with airport radar systems in London and Hamilton

The developer of the Gunn’s Hill wind farm near Woodstock, Canada’s civil air navigation service provider states all 10 of the planned turbines are visible to the London radar and four are visible to the Hamilton radar. The impact, NAV Canada says in the letter, includes “a decrease in flight safety for aircraft operating in the area, especially in adverse weather conditions.”
22 Aug 2014

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