“If you lie to me I’m blowing the whistle.”

NorwoodCommunity Press
ASPHODEL-NORWOOD – What had been a relatively quiet public meeting Thursday night in the Millennium Room of the Asphodel-Norwood Community Centre quickly turned into a shouting match as residents opposed to wind farm projects demanded answers. It all started when Manvers Township resident Daryl Irwin, called for Collie Hill Wind Farm project manager Bill York “to stand up and answer some questions“ about three 1.8-megawatt wind turbines Wind Farms Collie Hill LP plans to construct on property west of Hastings.

Residents opposed to the proliferation of wind farm projects across the province converged on York to demand answers to their many questions about the impact of wind turbines on health, the environment and property values. “You’ve got to answer the questions of this community, because they’ve been bamboozled,” said Irwin, who has been involved in opposing similar wind turbine projects southwest of Peterborough. “This is the final meeting, and they want answers to their questions,” he said.

Asphodel-Norwood resident Debbie Lynch, who earlier had tried to remove maps displayed around the room, claiming they contained inaccuracies, blew a whistle in York’s ear to get his attention and demanded to know why the information had not been posted on the company website and made publicly available 60 days before the final meeting as required by provincial legislation. “If you lie to me I’m blowing the whistle, I’m blowing the whistle on lies,” said Lynch. Read article

19 thoughts on ““If you lie to me I’m blowing the whistle.”

  1. “I’m blowing the whistle on lies.” A long loud cheer for Debbie Lynch. I’m taking my whistle to the next open house.

  2. If they complain, here are the talking points: it’s just a nuisance. You’ll get used to it. There are no peer-reviewed studies showing a direct causal link between whistles and health. Whistles don’t cause cancer.
    It’s more effective if you point at the liar while you whistle.

  3. As you can see and hear we live with fraud. the whole system is a fraud.
    Over and over again. How much f n crap do we need from this crappy system that is not working for the peaceful rural people. And yet they suck up more of our time,money and enjoyment of our lives.
    Your reps and public servants are allowing this and hand holding these pathetic criminals to steal,rob our communities with total disregard to our health and welfare.
    When will it stop? Up to all of us

  4. What a great idea, whistle – excellent. The duplicity of this industry is astounding. They just need to get through the ‘little local difficulty stage’ and they can tick their boxes on CONSULTATION which is really PRESENTATION and it is plain sailing all the way. Such is democracy when lured by money and dictat. Object and you will not have a job, the funding, the good relations, get your project through. A sickening process of beads and mirrors for the locals. Have you not been here before?

  5. WCO Advice for Wynn Press Release
    Check out WCO President Jane Wilson’s timely and wise advice for the new Liberal leader in the attached file.
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    Neil Switzer
    Chair WLGWAG
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  6. The ‘democratic process’ has been reduced to
    what is now called
    ‘public consultation’ – which means nothing;
    but, you can ‘blow your whistle’.

    At this stage, the wind proponent already has their ‘building permit’
    from the municipality;
    all legitimate concerns have been resolved.

    Pissed off with your mayor and council members – yet?

  7. The mayor and council have not seen anything yet…we are just getting warmed up. I want to be more annoying to them than one million IWT’S.

  8. So what’s happening at Wainfleet? The 100 municipalities that called for a moratorium were supposed to have a big meeting and come up with … strategy? It’s been a couple of weeks now and I haven’t heard squat. And what’s happening with the windies suing Wainfleet? That all looked so promising… have I just missed the news?

    • Sylvan Bob:
      This is what I found on Wainfleet’s website. An agenda can also be found there.

      Rural & Small Urban Green Energy Symposium

      An initiative to take back control in Ontario municipalities

      Join us on February 22nd, 2013 for an exciting initiative to take back control in your municipality!

      We are urging municipal officials from across Ontario who share concerns regarding the lack of municipal planning control in the Green Energy Act, particularly with regard to industrial wind energy projects, to assemble in an open forum to discuss potential negative impacts of wind turbines, and to gain valuable networking support.

      Now more than ever, municipalities must band together and form a united front against the Province of Ontario’s Green Energy Initiative.

  9. The court case is still pending….but you know how slow these things can be. So far there has only been the deposition. They are hoping for a large demonstration outside the Symposium….more info. to come.

    • Thanks Petra and Chev – I thought Windfleet was Jan 22. So that explains the lack of news.

  10. Hello – this is Spy Spice
    calling all ‘Green Mayors’ –
    ………and ignorant greenish council members – to come out of the dark!

    Step up! Show your concern………
    Support Wainfleet’s call to action.

    Join us on February 22nd, 2013 for an exciting initiative to take back control in your municipality!

    We are urging municipal officials from across Ontario who share concerns regarding the lack of municipal planning control in the Green Energy Act, particularly with regard to industrial wind energy projects, to assemble in an open forum to discuss potential negative impacts of wind turbines, and to gain valuable networking support.

    Now more than ever, municipalities must band together and form a united front against the Province of Ontario’s Green Energy Initiative.
    http://wainfleet.ca/pages/index.php/government/council/green-energy-symposium.html

  11. How do we get the dollars out of their ears, and money signs out of their eyes long enough for them to pay attention? Oh ya, hold back our taxes…shall we warn them? Maybe?

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