Barb McKay, Kincardine Independent
A Lucknow farmer has received what he calls a threatening letter from legal counsel for K2 Wind, advising him that he must stop spreading manure on his fields or face a lawsuit.
George Alton owns a farming operation, which includes 300 acres of cash crop and 2,000 head of beef cattle, within the K2 Wind project in Ashfield-Colbourne-Wawanosh Township. He has been corresponding with the wind energy development company since the summer over concerns about potential impacts to his farming operation during construction and once the project is operational, including shadow flicker from turbines.
Alton shared a letter he received in September from Davies, Ward, Phillips and Vineberg, attorneys for K2 Wind, with The Independent accusing him of deliberately interfering with construction of the project by parking his tractor on a public road allowance entrance to the field where construction is taking place. The firm also informed him that spreading manure on his fields “presents a health risk to workers in the area and is a substantial impediment to construction.” Read article