HEATHER BOA Bullet News
CARLOW – A public open house hosted by three companies that have partnered to build a 270-MW wind energy project on a rural landscape north of Goderich was punctuated by whistle blowing, shouting and cat-calls from placard-carrying demonstrators tonight.
The public open house was held as part of the Renewable Energy Approval process required before the Ministry of the Environment will issue the green light for a partnership of Capital Power Corp., Pattern Renewable Holdings Canada ULC and Samsung Renewable Energy Inc. to build the K2 Wind Farm.
A handful of wind energy opponents clustered around management from Capital Power outside the Masonic Lodge in Carlow, in taunting challenges of the company’s involvement in oil sands projects in Alberta and calls such as “oink, oink, oink” and “go home.” Others sat in lawn chairs under the shade of trees or chatted in small groups in the gravel parking lot. A road closure sign typically reserved for winter storms blocked traffic at the corner of County Road 1 and County Road 25 in Carlow. It was later replaced by a police cruiser and officer who directed traffic. A few farm tractors and vehicles lined the narrow road shoulder from Carlow to a point north beyond the hall. Read article