The following message was sent directly to all Ontario MPP’s in February of this year. The Brindley family did not receive one phone call, letter or message from anyone in our government asking them what was happening to them. Not one.
The Brindley’s lost their home to a fire shortly after the message was sent. That went unoticed as well. This Liberal provincial government continues to neglect rural Ontario families suffering the devastating consequences of their wind energy policy. Just days ago the Brindley’s left the province of Ontario, permanently.
Goderich based Kingsbridge 1 wind project in conjunction with MPP Carol Mitchell, the Ministry of the Environment, Ministers Wilkinson, Duguid and Dalton McGuinty by virtue of systemic apathy have left the Brindley’s powerless.
Ross and Darlene Brindley have been hanging on for dear life since their home and barn became a receptor of stray voltage after the Kingsbridge 1 industrial wind project started turning. For 5 years they have been pleading with the government to help them. They just can’t hang on any longer.
Ross and Darlene had to sell off all of their livestock, irreversibly changing their lives when stray voltage rendered the farm buildings uninhabitable for cattle. No one in authority has helped them. It seems that no one really gives a care about the destruction of their livelihood or health.
After years of trying everything in their power, fighting off their own illness due to the dirty electricity in their home, they have listed the farm for sale. Right in the listing it says the buildings are located close to large wind farm transmission lines and are subject to stray voltage.
They’re not going to try pulling the wool over any potential buyer’s eyes. They can’t. Ross and Darlene like most honest and hardworking Ontarians would never do that to anyone. Less can be said about our politicians, bureaucrats and wind companies. Power and money have the ultimate advantage here. Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
I am sorry I couldn’t help them. I am sorry for what they have been put through and what they continue to endure. I am sorry that the only thing they can do to protect their own health now is to sell the farm that has been in Ross’ family for decades. It’s the last thing that was on their life list 5 years ago. Their children completed post-secondary education in agriculture in order to be able to take over the family farm when Ross and Darlene were ready to retire. Sadly the children had to get out of the house to protect their own health. They have all moved far away to try to get on with their lives and Ross and Darlene hope to be able to join them to restart their lives someday.
There are details to this story that I won’t go into here. A horrifying and upsetting chain of events. I’m sorry this government has failed you Brindley family. Like others in this Liberal wind policy mess, you have been crushed by our almighty leaders, classified as collateral damage and sacrificed for the “good” of our government’s green energy agenda.
Description: 96.5 acre farm with 85 acres workable. Approx 40 acre is systematically tiled. 2 closed in munic tile run through the property. There is approx 5 acre of bush. T shaped steel machine shed is 30×60& 40×30. There is a 77×77 bank barn with 4 pens set up for beef with large barnyard with concrete block wall. The home is a 12×72 mobile home with small addition. The buildings are located close to large wind farm transmission lines & are subject to stray voltage.