Owen Sun Times, owensoundsuntimes.com
Bruce County threw its support behind an Arran-Elderslie bylaw that uses a section of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms to exert some local control over approval of wind energy projects.
Arran-Elderslie Mayor Ron Oswald was the only county councillor to speak in support of the bylaw, which went before county council on Thursday.
He said his municipality wasn’t against green energy, but there were health concerns that his council wanted addressed before wind turbines receive approval.
He was grateful for the support by the county.
He acknowledged the growing support for Arran-Elderslie’s bylaw and referred to some of the municipalities — including one in Huron County and one in Simcoe County — that have supported it.
He said there’s another meeting next Thursday in Chesley with the half-dozen municipalities from Bruce and Grey counties involved in developing the bylaw. Many of them have already supported the bylaw.