Municipalities of Collingwood and Clearview voice concerns with wind project

The Town of Collingwood doesn’t want to see wind towers located near its airport.
Council unanimously voted to support a resolution from the Collingwood Airport Services Board to oppose the WPD Windfarm project. The proposal – dubbed the Fairview Wind Project – will see eight wind turbines located just west of Stayner – north and south of County Road. 91.

WPD is hosting a public open house on Wednesday, July 13 at the Stayner Community Centre, 277 Regina St, Stayner. The meeting runs from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Read article

Clearview WAIT anti-turbine message to the roads

by Michael Gennings, Staff

STAYNER – ClearviewWAIT, a local group that’s against placing industrial wind turbines in the community, is in the process of erecting signs across the township in an effort to garner support for its cause.

“Our mission is to put this issue squarely on the forefront for the municipal election,” local resident and ClearviewWAIT member Colin Huismans told The Stayner Sun. “The objective is to continue building awareness. My feeling is as we get these signs onto the county roads and highways – they’ll continue to drive awareness and drive people to us. What we want to do is direct people to information sites where they can learn about wind.” Continue reading

Wind Dominates Crowded Clearview Council Meeting

by Brad Holden  The Creemore Echo

The future of the wind energy industry has become a complicated matter in Ontario, and nowhere was that more evident than Monday night’s meeting of Clearview Council, where wind turbines provided both the context and subtext of several of the evening’s debates.

In front of a very vocal, capacity crowd made up primarily of people who oppose wind farms being established in the Township, the meeting got underway with Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage taking another crack at the motion she had put forward and Council had passed two weeks earlier. Continue reading

Clearview Township council does an about face

KUDOS to Clearview Council

Michael Gennings, Staff, Simcoe Reformer,

“By staying in the game, by being in the process, by choosing to be more comprehensive commenting…we have visibility and credibility with other municipalities to work on this issue.”

STAYNER – After stating at its June 28 meeting that it wouldn’t devote staff resources to commenting on alternative energy projects, since the province has removed municipal approval authority for these applications, Clearview Township council has done an about face.

At council Monday night, before a packed gallery, elected officials rescinded the June 28 resolution that outlined the township’s stay quiet approach and passed a new resolution, moved by Deputy Mayor Alicia Savage and seconded by Ward 4 councillor Thom Paterson.

The move was in response to negative public reaction to council’s June 28 decision. Continue reading

Clearview adds voice to wind farm opposition

Posted By SHAWN GIILCK, QMI AGENCY Owen Sound Sun Times

Clearview Township is asking the province for a lull in wind farm development.

At a council meeting Monday night, the Simcoe County township passed a resolution calling on the province to declare a moratorium on new wind turbine projects. Mayor Ken Ferguson said the motion passed with little discussion in front of a packed chamber. Continue reading