LaSalle residents seek $11 million, injunction against wind company

The Windsor Star
LASALLE A group of LaSalle residents has launched a $10-million lawsuit against a local business which plans to install industrial wind turbines near their properties.
The lawsuit also seeks $1 million in punitive damages and an injunction to stop the project from moving forward, according to one of the plaintiffs, Tim Parent.
Parent said there are two others who are “considering joining the lawsuit” and if they do, he expects “it will increase the amount sought by the lawsuit.”
The group’s Toronto-based lawyer Eric Gillespie filed the lawsuit against wind company River Canard Energy Inc. and Pajot Farms Ltd., the landowner, claiming residents fear their property values will decrease or they will be unable to sell because of the turbines’ proximity.
Gillespie said in a news release the lawsuit follows “total frustration with River Canard Energy Inc. failing to respond to residents’ concerns regarding the projects.
“The expert evidence that will be presented clearly appears to support the conclusion that these and other homes within at minimum (two kilometres) of the proposed turbines will suffer significant losses,” Gillespie said. Read article

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