Meaford Council passes moratorium on wind development

Harley Greenfield

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He voted for the moratorium because Opposition Leader Tim Hudak indicated if he was elected, Municipalities without a moratorium or resolution opposing wind turbines, will be left powerless over future development.

Meaford Council has put a moratorium on wind turbine development in their municipality. They voted 5 to 1 Monday night to accept the moratorium motion put forward by Deputy Elect Harley Greenfield.  It’s close to a similar motion that failed by a vote of 4 to 3 just a few months ago. Continue reading

Wellington County changes mind and backs wind farm moratorium

Scott Tracey  Guelph Mercury

WELLINGTON COUNTY — One week after a county committee refused to support a request for a provincial moratorium on wind farms, county council has decided to do so.

Guelph-Eramosa Township Mayor Chris White, who chairs the administration, finance and personnel committee, said since his committee met a week ago there has been a suggestion “some people might want to revisit this.” Continue reading

Arran-Elderslie Council joins West Grey in turbine fight

By MARY GOLEM, for the Hanover Post

Arran-Elderslie is joining West Grey in its fight to have the Province of Ontario place an indefinite moratorium on the construction of industrial wind turbines in their, and other, Ontario municipalities.

Last fall, Elderslie ward councillor Mark Davis suggested placing a moratorium on turbine construction in Arran-Elderslie only to become frustrated with both municipal staff and county planners telling him such a moratorium wasn’t the right approach to the problem.

“I’m tired of hearing what we can’t do,” Davis said at the time. “These things are going to ruin rural Ontario forever and we’re going to let some bureaucratic paperwork stop us from fighting them?” Continue reading

Asphodel-Norwood Township supports moratorium on wind energy projects

Credit:  By Mark Hoult, The Community Press

Asphodel-Norwood – Council says the province should impose a moratorium on wind energy projects until a study of their impact on human health is carried out by an independent third party.

Asphodel-Norwood declared its stance this week by supporting a resolution by the Township of Mapleton calling for the Ontario Ministry of the Environment to put a moratorium in place. Continue reading

Public wants moratorium on wind turbines

One person in the crowd of over 100 people seemed to echo the general feeling of those present when she told Dr. Hazel Lynn, medical officer of health, “You are the first government-connected person who’s listened to us.”  The comment was greeted with applause from the crowd, a number of whom were from well outside the area.

The Walkerton Herald Times

The answer is blowing in the wind, at least for the provincial government.  Local residents aren’t so sure, if a meeting held last week in Walkerton is any indication. And now they’re getting backing from MPP Bill Murdoch, who announced he plans to ask for a moratorium on wind turbines until health impacts are looked at. Continue reading