Hearing held for Wainfleet Wind Energy

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WAINFLEET – As workers from Rankin Construction prepped concrete pads for two wind turbines on Station Rd., a preliminary hearing into an appeal of the project was underway in a community room at Wainfleet fire hall Wednesday. Lawyers representing Skydive Burnaby and owners Mike and Tara Pitt, the Ministry of the Environment and Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. were before an environmental review tribunal to discuss the matter, raise procedural issues and set dates for a full hearing.

The Pitts and their company are appealing Wainfleet Wind Energy’s project on Station Rd., which will see two wind turbines installed on land owned by the Loeffen family. The Loeffens have partnered with Rankin Contruction on the project. Wainfleet Wind Energy is also installing three more wind turbines to the northwest of Station Rd., off of Concession 1.

Eric Gillespie, representing both the Pitts and Skydive Burnaby, told tribunal board executive chair Lynda Tanaka and vice-chair Dirk VanderBent that there has been discussion between the various parties. “We have a partial settlement on some of the matters at issue in the appeal,” said Gilllespie, of Eric K. Gillespie Professional Corp. Read article

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