Hamilton Council talks out of both sides of its mouth

By Andrew Dreschel, Hamilton Spectator
City councillors are asking the provincial government to do what they say, not what they do.  In a move some believe sends a laughably mixed message, council has voted 11-5 to lobby the Ontario government to lift its province-wide moratorium from offshore wind energy projects.  Read article

Hamilton tilting at windmills with ban

Brenda Johnson

by Emma Reilly, The Hamilton Spec
Hamilton’s city council wants to ban wind turbines from being built inside its city limits.  Glanbrook Councillor Brenda Johnson introduced a motion at the last city council meeting asking the province for a moratorium on wind turbines in Hamilton until further studies are completed.  Johnson — whose motion came at the height of the provincial election campaign — says it’s not clear what effects the towers have on things ranging from human health to bee population, and thinks the province should look more closely at these issues. Continue reading

Hamilton City Council passes resolution for moratorium on industrial wind turbines

Letter from City of Hamilton
The City of Hamilton City Council has unanimously passed a motion asking that the Province of Ontario place a moratorium on the construction of IWT projects in the Hamilton and areas of the Niagara Escarpment under their jurisdiction until such time as studies are done to determine the impact on health, agriculture (bees) and psycho-social issues. Continue reading

Hamilton area wind project footprint revealed

by Matthew Van Dongen, Hamilton Spectator

An early map of one of Canada’s largest planned wind farms shows industrial turbines potentially sprouting across most of West Lincoln and parts of Pelham, Wainfleet and Haldimand.  But the “preliminary study area” released by Niagara Region Wind Corp. in advance of a July 26 community meeting stops at least 10 kilometres short of the Hamilton border.  Read article