Jim Merriam, London Free Press
Council members for the Town of South Bruce Peninsula listened to their constituents this week and passed a resolution opposing wind factories in the municipality.
The resolution was passed in front of a crowd of 50 — some 20 others couldn’t be squeezed into chambers — and in the face of multi-name petitions presented to council.
Although awkward, the municipality’s name pinpoints its location as the gateway to the famous Bruce Peninsula.
As described by Wikipedia, the peninsula is “a popular tourist destination for camping, hiking and fishing, the area has two national parks (Bruce Peninsula National Park and Fathom Five National Marine Park), more than half a dozen nature reserves, and the Bruce Peninsula Bird Observatory. The Bruce Trail runs through the region . . .
“The Bruce also is a key area for both plant and animal wildlife. Part of the Niagara Escarpment World Biosphere Reserve, the peninsula has the largest remaining area of forest and natural habitat in southern Ontario and is home to some of the oldest trees in eastern North America.”
The description goes on and on extolling the beauty and natural significance of the Peninsula.
It is in this area that corporations hope to erect a total of 275 wind turbines. Of these, 125 are planned for South Bruce Peninsula. Read article