Lisa Gervais, The Lindsay Post
PONTYPOOL - Referring to her family as “north receptor 102″, Michelle Stacheruk-Prince, holding six-month-old baby Brielle, captured the emotion of hundreds of people at the final Settlers Landing Wind Park public meeting Thursday night in Pontypool. Stacheruk-Prince lives on a 100-acre farm at 492 Wilmont Rd, not far from Sprott Power Corp,’s proposed five industrial wind turbines.
“I want her (Brielle) to grow up there and love it too,” Stacheruk-Prince said of the family farm. She said they live in rural Pontypool because of the natural beauty of the area. Now, she said they will have direct views of the turbines. She pleaded with Sprott officials to find people who believe in the project as much as they do and “take it to them.”
“We may not have a lot of money . . . but I’ll do everything I can to ensure she’s not ‘north receptor 102′,” Stacheruk-Prince said of her daughter.
Ward 16 Coun. Heather Stauble said 600 people had signed a petition opposing wind farms in the last week but despite the obvious message that they are not welcome in the former Manvers Township, the companies are proceeding. Sprott officials faced another emotional, angry and well-informed crowd as they fulfilled their final meeting obligation to the government of Ontario. They are also behind another five-turbine project known as Snowy Ridge. Another five are proposed by wpd Canada and named Sumac Ridge. Read article