Are you going to be impacted by the South Kent Wind project (this is the one that is just beginning construction–laneways, etc now)??? If so… You are invited to join with concerned neighbours to discuss options at a meeting. Time to work together to protect your community!
Date: Saturday May 25
Time: 9:00 am
Place: Wesley United Church 2208 Bloomfield Rd, Raleigh MAP
NexTerror cut down one eagle nest in Ontario already this year, and are eying up another at the Bornish project that was just approved last week.
Please come with your friends, neighbours and family to the Save the Bornish Eagles Gathering:
Date: Saturday, May 25
Place: West Williams Community Centre, 32217 Kerwood Road, Parkhill MAP (right beside the eagle nest) Continue reading
West Grey Council says they would like to meet with NextEra Energy to get some specific questions answered about plans for a wind farm in the area. Council has directed the Clerk this week to contact representatives of NextEra in regards to meeting about the municipality’s requirements for the project.
West Grey is calling for collection lines to be encased in concrete. They also want to know how NextEra will control stray voltage, and conduct a peer review process. Residents have until June 28th to comment to the Ministry of Environment on the proposed East Durham Wind Energy Centre Project.
Residents in Nanticoke can expect construction of an additional 45 Industrial Wind Turbines in the area. At the Tuesday, May 14 Council in Committee meeting, representatives from Capital Power Corporation appeared to give council members an update on the construction timeline of the wind farm in the Nanticoke and Port Dover area. Construction on the 58-wind turbine farm is anticipated to start as early as June and could carry on until late October, but instead of working 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. workdays, the company planned to work 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday to Saturday in hopes of finishing the project sooner.
“Extending working hours… will enable the project to be constructed quicker and provide greater control over the associated construction schedule,” stated in the letter from the wind company to Haldimand County. “The benefit to the community will be a shorter period of disruption and reduced road congestion associated with our construction activities.”
Anthony Zlahtic, director of commercial services at Capital Power, said the extended hours would likely provide a 1/3 reduction in time spent on the site. The company wasn’t asking council for an exemption from the noise bylaw, but was there to simply inform council that their extended work hours wouldn’t break the noise bylaw. The company said the work that would be done from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. wouldn’t be any louder than 43 dB at the loudest allowing the company to remain within reason of the noise bylaw. Read article
Sarnia Lambton Independent
NextEra Energy is trying to ease fears about the fate of a pair of bald eagles near Parkhill. Middlesex Lambton Wind Action Group is holding a “celebration” near the nest on Kerwood Road May 25 to bring awareness to the fact the eagles will be living within 187 meters of a substation and 800 meters of two wind turbines if the company goes ahead with its plans for the Bornish Wind project.
Muriel Blair of the Middlesex Lambton group is concerned. “It will displace the eagles, even the construction itself will displace them,” she says. “It’s the noise, it’s the vibration that displaces them.”
NextEra raised the ire of landowners, First Nations, environmentalist and anti-turbine activists this winter when it cut down an eagles nest in Haldimand County to make way for a project. Blair is worried that could happen again if the public isn’t aware of the birds, so the get-together was planned to raise awareness. Read article
Sarnia Lambton Independent
Lambton Shores Council has joined dozens of municipalities which say they are ‘not willing hosts’ to industrial wind turbines. Municipalities have had little say in the planning of the projects since the province brought in the Green Energy Act. It overruled any local planning authority. At the time, then- Premier Dalton McGuinty said it would stop people from objecting to the projects simply because they didn’t want them in their backyards.
But since then, rural communities have organized lobbying groups trying to impress upon local government and the province there are health concerns associated with the industrial turbines even as big energy companies began planning projects around the province. In Lambton Shores, 267 of turbines will soon dot the landscape including two major projects by Suncor Energy (46 turbines), NextEra Energy’s Jericho project with 92 turbines.
Lambton Shores has been carefully pouring over the projects, hoping to offer comment to the Ministry of the Environment on areas where residents are have voiced concerned, such as how far the turbines are from homes, stray voltage, and the health effects from sound vibrations. Lambton Shores has asked for a moratorium on wind development until a health study by the federal government is complete, but so far the province hasn’t responded. Read article
For immediate release:
Mothers will be walking to bring attention to the various issues and concerns as to why children should not be living in a wind park. The event will take place on Monday May 27th in Haldimand County where over 200 industrial wind turbines are currently under construction.
In Ontario renewable energy projects fueled by wind are being operated, constructed and installed across the province without the consent of many communities and residents. Using the wind to power turbines to generate electricity these green energy power generating projects are impacting communities, creating division and increasing reports of harmful health impacts.
Join the mothers, grandmothers, children and their families on their walk to deliver a message to the Province and the developers that they and their communities are not willing hosts to these machines. Consent has not been given to being exposed against their will to wind turbine emissions.
Come in peace and respect and all will be welcomed.
When: May 27 2013 at 10:00 am
Where: 800 Cheapside Road in Haldimand County MAP
Contact further information please contact:
(Citations and references in regards to adverse health effects from wind turbines are available upon request)
Hey, we might as well have some fun with this (-; Let’s post our guesses of who we think is funding this, (ahem) ‘study’.
Seen south of Selkirk, Haldimand County (one block west of where the bald eagle nest was cut by NextEra Energy).