Signs draw attention

signWest Elgin Chronicle
Those small lawn signs protesting wind turbines in Dutton/Duwnich and West Elgin are starting to attract some attention. Dutton/Dunwich Coun. Dan McKillop questions whether the signs, are on private or public property.

The signs are red on a white background and use a stop sign symbol reading: Stop the Wind Turbines. They are scattered on properties in Dutton/Dunwich and West Elgin, usually close to the road, where they can be seen by traffic.

McKillop was told the signs are likely on the County of Elgin’s road allowance portion of major routes like Talbot Line. If that’s the case, he asked, does the county have any concern about them?

Dutton/Dunwich Mayor Bob Purcell said the signs are much like election ones which are seen for a campaign period and then taken down. The wind turbine issue has taken Western Elgin municipalities by storm since fall with the majority of ratepayers stubbornly against them. Read article

14 thoughts on “Signs draw attention

  1. If they’re concerned about the signs, what about those advertising signs that say Pioneer Corn and so on. Nobody ever cared about them, but suddenly we can’t have anti-wind signs.

  2. If some are worried about a 2 foot high object these same people must be outraged l about the 500 and 600 foot high ones that are on the way.

  3. Signs, protests will never work. Political actiom does. You have the power with the coming elections in Ontario.

    Meet with the elected PCs especially and the Ontario Executive.
    We opposing the turbines will support the Ontario PCs with Money, canvassers, signs, ads on TV on the TTC . We will swamp the province and get the PCs elected.
    They promise to
    REMOVE ALL WIND TURBINES
    and do what other provinces are doing to get green cheap energy and e;electric bill the lowest in the world.

    Talk with Quebec Hydro or Newfoundland,
    Almost all of their electricity comes fro northern rivers.

    The Quebec hydro makes 2 billion dollars in profit from sales to the North Eastern States. It males their electric bills the cheapest in the world. Few wind turbines or nuclear.
    The cleanest power possible.
    Ontario has 2000 river sites north of the Great Lakes, Enough energy potential to provide all of North America with energy forever with green energy and huge profits forever.
    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE PHONE THE PRESIDENT OF QUEBEC HYDRO AND NEWFOUNDLAND LABRADOR HYDRO AND GET THEIR PROGRAMS < FINANCES ETC
    AND MEET WITH THE PC EXECUTIVE AND ELECTED MPPS
    You have been protesting, putting up sihns and have not stopped the turbines.

    These are dangerous products like defective cars and other products and must be removed as the are dangerous to people due to the infra sound they produces
    PLEASE RESPOND TO ME ABOUT DOING THAT

    Let us do that which will work
    .

    • “Signs, protests will never work. Political actiom does. You have the power with the coming elections in Ontario.”
      You have the power as ye are gods.But fuk the politicians they are are mere puppeteers for larger corporations
      You give your god like power to thieves and fraudsters

  4. Property owners know where their property lines are. So place the signs right up to the line and there is nothing anyone can do about this.

    • In Norfolk County, Ontario, that may not be true.

      ‘[excerpt] BY-LAW NO. 2009-66
      of the Corporation of Norfolk County

      BEING A BY-LAW TO REGULATE AWNINGS, CANOPIES, SIGNS AND OTHER ADVERTISING DEVICES WITHIN NORFOLK COUNTY

      GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
      3.1
      No sign or its structure, temporary or permanent, shall be erected, altered, enlarged, maintained, or placed for any purpose within Norfolk County, except as permitted by this By-Law and in conformity with applicable provisions of the Ontario Building Code.

      19.
      PENALTIES
      19.1
      Every person who contravenes any provision of this By-Law is guilty of an offence and is liable, upon conviction to a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars ($5,000.00) exclusive of costs for each offence recoverable under the Provincial Offences Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. P.33, (hereinafter called the “Act”) as amended.

      First Reading: April 28, 2009
      Second Reading: April 28, 2009
      Third Reading: April 28, 2009

      ENACTED AND PASSED THIS 28TH DAY OF APRIL, 2009.

      Signed: Mayor [Dennis Travale]
      Signed: Clerk [Beverley Wood]’

      https://norfolk.civicweb.net/Documents/DocumentDisplay.aspx?Id
      Norfolk County Sign By-Law – 2009-66.pdf

      • Sheriff – ‘[excerpt] McKillop was told the signs are likely on the County of Elgin’s road allowance portion of major routes like Talbot Line. If that’s the case, he asked, does the county have any concern about them?

        Dutton/Dunwich Mayor Bob Purcell said the signs are much like election ones which are seen for a campaign period and then taken down. The wind turbine issue has taken Western Elgin municipalities by storm since fall with the majority of ratepayers stubbornly against them.’

        Ontario – about that sheriff……..and, he was told…….
        so –
        – who’s thinking what –
        and, why are we thinking @ all?

        I just don’t think – I know.

  5. You just keep protesting with signs and marches and any thing else you can think of….
    The Toronto news is now speaking out against our rising electricity bills ….. we will not tolerate these subsidies any longer …we refuse to let our province be destroyed by renewable energy subsidies….. The Liberal government needs a wake up call…. Hang those signs everywhere

  6. Which kinds of signs are permitted by the by-law? These are not advertising signs.
    Well then use stuffed figures with nooses hanging from trees.

  7. Make some stuffed IWT figures and hang them by nooses from trees. Decorations? Maybe even put some holiday lights on them?

  8. Letter to the Editor (not published, maybe they didn’t find it)
    Sir:

    In the recent article ‘Signs Draw Attention’ some people seemed very concerned about the two foot high stop the wind turbine signs. With so much concern about such a tiny little object these same people must be outraged at the idea of 500 to 600 foot tall wind turbines that are planned for the area.

    David Libby

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