Stayner Sun, Michael Gennings
Clearview council has passed a resolution outlining concerns it has with the Wpd Canada wind turbine project that is proposed for just west of Stayner. A similar resolution was recently passed by the Town of Collingwood and the Town of Wasaga Beach. Clearview council passed the resolution at its meeting last Monday night and is forwarding a copy of the document to the Ontario Ministry of Environment, which holds approval authority for green energy projects.
In the resolution, Clearview states the Wpd application “does not comply with Transport Canada’s standards and recommended practices and will seriously negatively affect the Collingwood Regional Airport.” The Clearview-based airport is owned by the Town of Collingwood and located just to the north of where Wpd wants to set up its turbines. The township also states the applicant “produced inadequate assessment of the negative environmental impacts that may result from engaging in the [wind turbine project] in general…”
Clearview also claims that Wpd did not conduct appropriate consultation with the Town of Collingwood or the Collingwood Regional Airport Services Board, which oversees the operation of the airport. Read article