Date: February 8
Place: Kimball Hall, 6276 Townsend Line, Forest MAP
Paul Morden, Sarnia Observer
An anti-wind group has forced the company behind the proposed 92-turbine Jericho Wind Energy Centre to move a public meeting it scheduled for Forest on Feb. 8. Nextera Energy originally announced it was holding an open house that day at Kimball Hall in Forest, but company spokesperson Josie Hernandez said Friday they’re moving to the Legacy Recreation Centre in Thedford.
This is the second time the Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group has booked a hall out from under Nextera. The anti-wind turbine group did it last summer after the company announced plans for a public meeting in Ailsa Craig. Nextera had to move one of its public information sessions to an outdoor pavilion that time.
“We try to do anything within our power to undermine what they’re doing,” said Marcelle Brooks, a member of the action group. “The littlest things we can do to delay this project, the closer we are to shutting it down.” Brooks said the group checked after Nextera announced its Forest public meeting and found Kimball Hall hadn’t been booked. “So, we booked it,” she said.
The action group will hold its own community information meeting at the Forest Hall Feb. 8, beginning at 7 p.m. Read article