by Ken Gascho
Mr Bennett did his dog and pony show at a council meeting here in Mapleton. After 10 min., he took questions from our council members. I wish I had video of this. One asked him about Sierra’s funding, one challenged him on setbacks for wind turbines and one council member asked him if he knew where he was in the province. It was priceless. Big city man here in the heart of agricultural country telling us how great wind turbines are. I think he picked up on the chilly reception and left the meeting.
A few of us fighting a wind factory here in Mapleton followed him out into the parking lot, where a debate ensued. When asked about the fact that families are moving out of their homes because of ill health effects from turbines he replied, and I quote: “In the big picture it is insignificant.” The fact that having people fleeing from their homes is insignificant tells you everything you need to know how out-to-lunch this greed movement is. Thank You Mapleton Council.