Company says it never received order

C-K airportBob Boughner, Chatham Daily News
Transport Canada is being asked to clarify why it hasn’t taken action against a wind turbine company advised in June to remove eight turbines near the Chatham-Kent Municipal Airport. Chatham-Kent Essex MPP Rick Nicholls said Friday the turbine company – GDF Suez Canada – is dragging its heels “and the longer it stalls the more money it makes from the turbines.”

“It irritates me, especially since this is a safety issue,” said the MPP. “I’m constantly being asked by people why the turbines haven’t been removed and I’ve written to Transport Canada to get answers.” Chatham-Kent Essex MP Dave Van Kesteren said Friday he is also concerned over the lack of answers and intends to follow up with the agency in Ottawa. Meantime, David Timm, vice-president of the turbine company, insisted Friday his company has never received an “order” from Transport Canada to remove the eight turbines.

“It’s not a safety issue, but rather a zoning issue,” said Timm. “We are working with Transport Canada, just as we have for the past five years.” Timm said his company is convinced it has satisfied all concerns of Transport Canada and is continuing to hold talks with the agency. But he again stressed that the company has never received an order from Transport Canada to remove the eight turbines. A spokesperson for Transport Canada told The Daily News in June that the eight wind turbines south of the airport violate height limits at the airport, which are subject to airport zoning regulations. Read article

20 thoughts on “Company says it never received order

  1. “It’s not a safety issue, but rather a zoning issue,” said Timm.

    Yeah, I suppose he’ll cling to that rationalization when something goes wrong and costs lives. These people are unbelievably vile – the minions of a foreign multinational who can doesn’t care about the lives and safety of Ontario residents.

  2. Premiere wind and hudak are at the Amo meeting Monday in Ottawa…..can there be a protest and thank supporting municipalities?…..905-857-6345 if worth the drive….spread this request?…..would get Ontario wide coverage…make wind conference headline?…..

  3. Pleading ignorance went out with the horse and buggy days………………These Wind Turbines are operating against the Law!
    Of course in Ontario, the Law only applies to anti-wind groups!!!!………..not Fraudsters operating on behalf of the Government!

  4. Does that moron not understand that the zoning rules around the airport were put in place because of “SAFETY ISSUES”? How pathetic the wind weasels are.

  5. Edmonton Journal, Aug.1,2009
    “Desmarias family keeps a low profile”
    www2.canada.com/edmontonjournal/news/business/story.html?id=b40b4563-fe56-4612-920d-a66e9e7da838
    Note guest list.

    Bing search as this story is no longer available.
    Montreal Gazette, Dec.24,2005
    “The Billionarie’s Christmans Gift”
    Reported housewarming guests included: Brian Mulroney,Lucien Bouchard, George Bush, Sr. and Bill Clinton.

    Would anyone care to send a letter?

  6. Aiding and Abetting

    ‘[excerpts] When reminded of Morris’ e-mail, David Timm [vice-perpetrator of GDF Suez/AIM PowerGen/International Power Canada Inc.] said “show me where it says we have been ordered to remove the turbines.”

    A spokesperson for Transport Canada told The Daily News in June that the eight wind turbines south of the airport violate height limits at the airport, which are subject to airport zoning regulations.

    “Transport Canada is enforcing safety rules and requires the removal of the turbines,” Tina Morris told The Daily News.

    She said the turbine company was advised of height restrictions on two occasions prior to turbine construction.

    “While Transport Canada is willing to work with the wind turbine company to set a practical deadline, the illegal turbines must be removed,” she said.’

  7. Insane Clown:

    ‘[excerpt] Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope agreed with David Timm during an interview Friday. He said he wrote to Transport Canada complaining of the way officials “bungled” the announcement by making it public before notifying the company.’

    • Chatham-Kent Mayor Randy Hope – and, Chief Executive Officer
      – still stuck on stupid.

      ‘[excerpt] Chatham Coun. Michael Bondy said wind turbines and airports don’t mix.

      “Why would you risk the life of a pilot for a little bit of turbine-generated electricity?” he asked.

      Bondy said his concern is that the municipality may end up having to pay the huge demolition cost because the turbine company was issued municipally-approved building permits.’
      http://www.chathamdailynews.ca/2013/07/08/no-decision-on-date-to-remove-turbines

      Price of stupidity?

  8. That’s not bungling….just because the truth was told, before the wind weasels had a chance to spin it into something entirely different.

  9. David and I go way back. Crawley was CEO of AIM Powergen development in Clear Creek before he sold to GDF Suez. Timm was his side kick back then. In 2009 they both rode into town in their separate fancy black polished SUVs; listen and took notes for about an hour and left! Never to be heard from again.
    You screwed up boys…
    I expect nothing less than thugs and security working for Paper Clip Crawley and
    Ass-ociate.

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