Articles from Ontario
In a decision released on Aug. 13, the Court ruled the City had acted in “bad faith” when council passed “an unwilling host bylaw” in 2014 denying the wind energy company the use of Wild Turkey Road in Manvers Township to access its provincially-approved wind turbine project. The case was heard in April.
West Elgin council last week stood firm on its resolution from a year ago to remain a non-willing host to industrial wind turbines. ...“The strong opinions of the West Elgin people who returned forms against industrial wind turbines indicate that council should reaffirm our position of unwilling host and should not sign any agreements with RES,” Ford said.
"The Premier promised not to force power projects on communities," says Wind Concerns Ontario president Jane Wilson . "But we still can't say 'no.' Making the unwilling host declaration is a powerful statement to this government."
Town council tonight plans to reverse an earlier decision to give the green-light to two massive projects. Two private companies have proposed to develop separate industrial wind turbine projects in St. Isidore and St. Bernardin, in Nation municipality, about an hour east of Ottawa. Council initially supported the bid but at a council meeting Monday evening, Nation’s mayor was planning to move to reverse that decision, after a massive appeal by local residents.
The planning committee will hear on Monday about the concept for a 150-megawatt wind farm to be located between Garson and Falconbridge, and north of Highway 17.
Jodie Bird, another NextEra spokesperson, recently spoke with the Sarnia Observer said one of the turbine's 50-meter-long blades "snapped" during a storm, and Bird initially suggested lightning might be to blame for the damage.
Lightning is the likely culprit after a wind turbine blade snapped amid a storm late Sunday into early Monday, near Grand Bend, a NextEra spokesperson says. One of the towering turbine's three 50-meter-long blades was dangling Tuesday.
An anti-wind turbine group was circulating a photo of a turbine in the Grand Bend area, possibly damaged by Sunday’s severe thunderstorms.
Mayor Quaiff wrote the Premier and Ministry of Environment on behalf of the municipality after WPD’s 59 megawatt project was approved imploring them to not only listen but to truly hear their concerns and discuss them with County residents.
Invenergy claims it has countered all the residents' claims and at the public meeting brought a panel of its own experts to address questions on topics like health effects, impact on wildlife and engineering concerns. ...In a lot of cases, residents jeered responses or groaned in disgust.
A trio of conservation groups, including Nature Canada, Ontario Nature, and American Bird Conservancy, have joined Mayor Robert Quaiff in lambasting the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) decision to approve the White Pines Prince Edward County Wind Energy Project in an internationally designated Important Bird Area (IBA). ...“These are not just Ontario’s birds.”
Construction work has ground to a halt at a Lambton County wind farm following a worker being seriously injured on site Tuesday night.
Despite rising public complaints about adverse health effects from industrial wind turbines, thousands continue to be erected across the province.
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.
Christopher Ollson was paid $20,000 to review docs and appear at Gunn's Hill appeal. Trained in chemical toxicology, he admitted he has taken "one course" in epidemiology and "one lecture" in acoustics, but works for multiple wind power developers in Ontario as consultant, and expert witness
Leamington is keeping its status as an “unwilling host” to wind turbine development.
NextEra is still SLAPPing her. For reasons the company won’t explain, it hasn’t dropped its litigation. This is more than a story about Goliath beating up on David (or Esther). It’s also fundamentally about freedom of speech and the ability of citizens to speak out against (or, in Wrightman’s case, to make fun of) big corporations.
The clock is ticking for municipal politicians in Addington Highlands Township to make a decision about their support for proposed wind energy projects.
TORONTO -- An offshore wind-farm developer has won permission to allege in court that the Ontario government destroyed documents relevant to a lawsuit against the province.
A new industrial wind farm is proposed for the North Frontenac region north of Kingston, Ont., and this has angered some of its residents. ...The majority of residents are united against the proposal, as is the local government. The North Frontenac Township has voted 7-0 against a wind farm in the area.