By Greg Furminger, The Tribune
WAINFLEET – An environmental review tribunal hearing into Wainfleet Wind Energy Corp’.s plan to erect two turbines near Skydive Burnaby will resume one week from Monday. Reached out of town Sunday, Tom Rankin said as the hearings continued last week, two days were also spent discussing a possible settlement, but nothing came of it. Those negotiations took place in private.
But despite no resolution in the matter, Rankin said a settlement option is still up for negotiation. Skydive Burnaby owners Mike and Tara Pitt are appealing plans for the turbines to be erected on Station Rd. land near Concession 1 owned by the Loeffen family, which has partnered on the project with Rankin Construction, a partner in Wainfleet Wind Energy.
The turbines are proposed to be built 1.5 km west of the skydiving club, bringing about safety of parachutists. The Pitts were not immediately available for comment. The tribunal hearing resumes Monday, Jan. 27. Read article