Kawartha Lakes Council calls for wind studies, 2K setbacks

By Lisa Gervais, Lindsay Post Reporter
KAWARTHA LAKES – The city has called for a moratorium on industrial wind turbine development until the effects of low frequency noise and vibration are known. At the very least, it wants two kilometre setbacks, not the 550 m now being recommended. Energy Farming Ontario and wpd Canada are proposing to build a combined 15 industrial wind turbines in the former Manvers Township. The moratorium and setbacks were just two recommendations in a sweeping resolution passed by the city Tuesday, following a deputation from Manvers Wind Concerns. Read article

Kawartha Lakes to ask Province to re-evaluate noise levels, vibrations and setbacks of wind turbines

By Mary Riley, MyKawartha
City Wind turbine deputation alloted five minutes at council; turns into 90 minute discussion as City looks at asking for more study
(LINDSAY) What was supposed to be the usual five-minute deputation to City of Kawartha Lakes council turned into almost 90 minutes of discussion on wind turbines. About 20 people, many from the Pontypool area showed up in support of Dave Bridges and Paul Reid at the Nov. 22 meeting as they urged council to push the Province harder for more studies on the impact of wind turbines on human health. Read article

City of Kawartha Lakes council digs in its heels on local pharmacies, wind turbines

By Mary Riley | May 27, 2010 | mykawartha.com

(LINDSAY) City of Kawartha Lakes councillors took a firm stance on two of the municipality’s hottest issues as they voted to stand behind small-town pharmacists and those opposed to proposed wind turbine developments.

The provincial government’s proposed changes to how pharmacies receive a provincial allowance that smaller pharmacies say threaten their very existence was first on the list. Council voted to support a letter from pharmacist Jeff May asking they lobby the provincial government on behalf of smaller, local pharmacies. Continue reading

Protect Birds of Prey

Lindsay Post

I read the article on the success the osprey is having here in the City of Kawartha Lakes and it certainly is a good news story.

But with the possible allocation of wind turbines throughout our municipality, I have real concern for the future of our birds of prey. It would be difficult for anyone to argue this area seems to be a hot spot for birds. I’ve counted 10 species of hawk, falcon and eagle including osprey and the bald eagle just off the top of my head and there could be possibly more. Continue reading