Niagara This Week
When Mike and Cheryl Jeffrey moved to Wellandport more than 13 years ago, they thought they had found a quiet country paradise for themselves and their young son. Cheryl, who always considered herself something of a country girl, was able to live a life she could barely imagine in when the couple lived in Hamilton. The Jeffreys keep livestock, their son enjoys ATVing, and they rent some of their property to a local farmer.
“We left the city to enjoy this kind of lifestyle. We raised our son here,” Cheryl said.
When they first heard of the wind turbines coming to their area, they were optimistic, and confused by all the local opposition. They are supporters of green energy. But, as they learned more about how the turbines were being rolled out, their support turned into opposition. The Jeffrey’s property is dotted with signs calling for a wind turbine ban, including one sign with a dramatic photo of a turbine on fire. They were disappointed with West Lincoln council’s unwillingness to follow Wainfleet in passing a bylaw requiring wind turbines to be at least two kilometres from a residence. Read article