More say on wind turbine projects

Our government keeps telling us “we’ve all got to work together.” Does that mean that only the government, the wind turbine companies and the landowners have their say in regards to the placement of turbines and let the surrounding neighbours mind their own business?

If the turbines affect me, it is my business and everybody else’s who lives at least a kilometre and a half away from the turbines. We are not going to be just another one of the government’s experiments.

According to the draft site map for the St. Columban wind project for 15 turbines, there will be access roads five to six kilometres by three metres wide in total covering valuable farmland, which affects all of our Ontario neighbours. Don’t you think it’s time we all stepped up to the plate?

Before my neighbour died a few years ago, he used to say, “You can get along without your relatives but you can’t get along without your neighbours.” And, now, our provincial government and the wind companies are creating an atmosphere right across Ontario to do the opposite. It’s called “divide and conquer.”

1) Our government says take away the powers of each municipality so the government and the turbine companies have full control — just like how the communists do it .

2) Gag the landowners.

3) Invite the neighbours to the open house when they are at their busiest (planting time) as they probably won’t show up. Yes, I was there and the first question I asked was “Who is here representing the government?” They said no one was. So, the government had the “fox” minding the chicken coop.

I have four questions I would like answered by the government:

1) The government just spent millions of dollars in the last four or five years on high-speed internet. Where I am situated, I have to go through five turbines to get the signal. Will it even work?

2) What about cellphones — will they work at 100%? 3) Will I lose my digital dish signal?

 3) Can a person live near the turbines if he or she has a pacemaker?

I say to the government, please cancel these crazy wind-turbine projects now! Remember, if you want respect, you’ve got to give respect.

JIM SHEA RR 1 DUBLIN

7 thoughts on “More say on wind turbine projects

  1. Our government keeps telling us “we’ve all got to work together.”

    iow — do as yer told and shut up or were a gonna make trouble for you you little rabble rouser.

  2. The only way to get peace back in rural Ontario is to get rid of the Liberals. Provincially and Federally.

    If only a government would step up to the plate and offer a 2 km setback. I’m not holding my breath.

  3. Wind turbines have to be gotten rid of period before the Ontario economy is wrecked trying to pay for them!

  4. “Remember, if you want respect, you’ve got to give respect”
    Absolutely. The McGuinty government has deemed that some people are allowed to live a healthy life, the rest will need to sacrifice. The Provincial Liberals are a cruel governing party.

  5. Energy direction wrong should be to reduce by affordable subsidies…it’s your money , it may as well go to you than be certainly squandered elsewhere.
    Civil Disobedience..when a person asks you to hire them to serve you in politics , and the majority do by voting them into a job , they then take an oath to serve , how can one be civilly disobedient to those that ask to serve you ?

  6. Jim Shea said, the government spent millions$$$ over the last 4 or 5 yrs.,on high speed internet. I`m wondering which level of gov. that was, and how/where was it.Because we still don`t have access, at a reasonable cost at least. And dirty old dial-up, just doesn`t cut er. It really sucks actually!! Much like Industrial wind turbines,,,,,, ancient technology, that just doesn`t cut`er.

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