Saugeen Shores Council calls on province to halt CAW turbine

By Sarah Sloan, Shoreline Beacon
Saugeen Shores council needs to seek legal advice. That was the recommendation made by Daniel Santoro, a Toronto based lawyer who spoke at Monday night’s committee-of-the-whole meeting.
Council chambers overflowed with residents concerned with the 75-metre wind turbine the Canadian Auto Workers are planning to construct at the CAW Family Education Centre in Port Elgin. Santoro gave hist deputation on behalf of Saugeen Shores resident and lawyer John Mann.  Read article

5 thoughts on “Saugeen Shores Council calls on province to halt CAW turbine

  1. [excerpt] Saugeen Shores council needs to seek legal advice. That was the recommendation made by Daniel Santoro, a Toronto based lawyer who spoke at Monday night’s committee-of-the-whole meeting.

    Note: ‘Competent’ – Legal advice!

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    From: garrowint@hotmail.com
    To: ken.lewenza@caw.ca
    Subject: Wind Turbine Issues Port Elgin, Ontario.
    Date: Tue, 15 Nov 2011 09:50:10 -0800

    Dear Mr. Lewenza,
    This letter is one in which to voice my sincere concerns regarding the proposed installation of a wind turbine by the C.A.W. in Port Elgin, Ontario.

    The residents of Port Elgin are very proud of the C.A.W Education Centre.

    As a business owner in Port Elgin for over thirty years, I was honoured to have been part of the outfitting of the buildings at the C.A.W. Education Centre site,and to have worked very closely with Architect David Novick & Associates of Windsor, Ontario, who designed the buildings involved.

    I am sure that Mr. Novick’s vision and passion for this particular project , to my knowledge, certainly did not include the installation of a windmill as part of the overall design package. He worked extremely hard to keep as much of nature on the site, as possible.

    The people who worked on this project were very proud of the finished outcome. The buildings which were designed for this project added to the interest and the charm of the existing neighbourhood, not decreasing the residential home values in any fashion.

    The notion of having a windmill installed on, or around this site, makes absolutely no sense visually.

    What kind of thinking, other than perhaps monetary, would lead to the idea of intentionally destroying the creativity and artwork of such a wonderful group of buildings as the exisiting C.A.W Education Centre in Port Elgin?

    My letter to you personally, is to ask that your C.A.W Board of Directors, or whomever is responsible for such a terrible error in judgement, would carefully rethink that decision.

    There are some beautiful homes quite close to the C.A.W.Education Centre site , many of which have been in families for generations. These people need to be considered.

    Thank-you for your attention,

    Carol E. Garrow, IIDA

  3. I am not saying that turbines should be installed anywhere for reasons too numerous to mention.However,it is interesting that town and city dwellers get so upset at the thought of one near them and yet it is ok for us in the country to have 10 plus surrounding us. It is ok for us to lose our home values and some people and animals to be sick etc. We are just NIMBY’S The way it is going maybe the only way to wake up urban and city dwellers is to build a couple close to them. The little one in Toronto which has not worked most of the time just does not cut it. It should be at least near 5oo meters. Do I sound angry, well I am because no one is listening to us and it is time we all worked together to stop this madness.

    • You are right of course. But we need more friends and far fewer enemies.
      Urban people feel unaffected , they are wrong .
      All Ontarians are being scammed.
      It is a good thing when Urban people are affected , it hits close to home and it gives them cause to become educated.

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