Skydive Burnaby turbines appeal dismissed

skydive-burnaby3By Greg Furminger, The Tribune
Skydive Burnaby’s appeal of Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc.’s plans to erect two wind turbines on Station Rd. has been dismissed by Ontario’s environmental review tribunal.

Mike and Tara Pitt filed their appeal in October 2013 over concerns their business established in 1948 and its skydiving clients would be at risk by the towers to be built 1.5 kilometres west of Skydive Burnaby on land owned by the Loeffen family, a partner in the wind energy company with Rankin Construction.

On Wednesday, tribunal vice-chair Dirk VanderBent handed down his decision. He said the appellants did not provide sufficient evidence to suggest its skydivers will be seriously harmed by collision with the two wind turbines or interaction with their turbulence wakes. Read article

5 thoughts on “Skydive Burnaby turbines appeal dismissed

  1. Its ok they are called harvesters. See its a game as they spin your suppose to time it that you make it through without getting killed.
    Who are these people making such stupid decisions

  2. Not ‘sufficient’ – risk evidence – enough;

    [excerpt] On Wednesday, tribunal vice-chair Dirk VanderBent handed down his decision. He said the appellants did not provide sufficient evidence to suggest its skydivers will be seriously harmed by collision with the two wind turbines or interaction with their turbulence wakes.’

    and, isn’t it – the insurance companies – that weigh risk?

    What does the insurance policy – look like?

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