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