Dear Mrs. Bird,
I was hoping that you could advise me on an issue that arose this morning. I was visited by an elderly gentleman who lives in the Bornish project. He looks out of his window at approximately 6 of your turbines—and they’re not the innocuous things that he saw on your nice little boards at the Public Information Meetings.
He’s quite upset, and I’m not sure what to tell him, or how to make him feel better. He had no idea, and as this gentleman in his 80’s who has lived on his farm ALL his life, with tears in his eyes asked me for some signs, I realized that I had nothing of consolation to say.
He now gets to spend his later years enjoying the turbines out of his front window, where once he saw forests, and farm land. He’s too old to move on. Although he didn’t mention it, I’m sure he’s worried about his health and the health of his wife.
Perhaps you could give me a standard off the cuff response that I could give to him, and others who are now realizing that their homes and their future in this community is gone.
At this point Josie, I don’t think that it matters if it is another lie; it’s what I would expect of you.
I wonder how well you sleep at night, knowing that you are the cause of disharmony in communities across Ontario.
I look forward to your response, as I truly would like to know what you would say to people like this poor gentleman. WWJBD?