By Sarah Boychuk, Kincardine News
The Municipality of Kincardine voted against the formation of an ad hoc committee to consider creating a mitigation reserve fund to address adverse impacts from wind turbines. The controversial proposal was defeated at the June 6 meeting of council.
Councillor Jacqueline Faubert said the proposal was left intentionally vague so that councillors might decide on a course of action together. That wasn’t enough for councillor Ken Craig, who said he disagreed with the idea.
“I do not believe the municipality is responsible for the economic impact of any development on the municipality,” he said. “I will not be supporting this because I think it is in the wrong spirit.” Councillor Ron Coristine countered that “the wind industry is lacking in spirit,” and said he worried people have been misinformed about the effects of the energy source. “The fact that it’s wind, we have this funny notion the turbines are green, and that’s wrong.” Read article