Six members of Dutton/Dunwich wind turbine community engagement committee resign

no_1St. Thomas Times Journal
Weeks ahead of the submission deadline for Invenergy LLC’s Dutton Dunwich wind energy project, six members of its community engagement committee are packing it in. Six of the 13 people on the Strong Breeze Wind Project’s working group submitted their resignation Thursday evening. The half-dozen members, all of whom oppose the project, were frustrated their concerns were not being taken seriously.

“We just don’t seem to be able to reach any agreement or we don’t see that the company is really changing any of the plans for their project,” said Bonnie Rowe, a former member of the working group. “We weren’t accomplishing anything . . . We just feel as though our perspectives are demeaned and are made light of.”

The group, which includes company representatives and concerned community members, was established by Invenergy as a way to facilitate discussion and constructive debate, promote transparency and educate the public about the Strong Breeze Wind Project. Read article

13 thoughts on “Six members of Dutton/Dunwich wind turbine community engagement committee resign

    • And after all that has been posted on this company, people still think they can be part of a community engagement committee?

      They are still living in the “fog of the unknown”.

  1. “promote transparency and educate the public”
    great lets start by understanding legality is not reality and all these LEGAL contracts are fraud as there all being signed by legal names which is a crime in itself.
    Copyright legal names are NOT yours.
    Geez!!
    Exception for all B.A.R members are exempt for using the legal name.
    just think every contract is deemed fraudulent.
    Maybe someone should call crimestoppers.

  2. I don’t blame the victims for having lost faith in governments.

    But time will tell how this is twisted and used against them.

    http://www.niagarathisweek.com/news-story/5769494-construction-dust-sends-family-fleeing-to-er/

    ‘[excerpt] ST. ANNS — A local resident says a plume of construction dust from the Niagara Region Wind Farm was so severe it sent two adults and three children to hospital.
    Stefanos Karatopis was at home Thursday, July 23 when dump trucks began unloading concrete to construct an access road to one of the 77 turbines. The work began shortly after noon and Karatopis said that by 6 p.m. he could barely breathe without coughing. His sister and her three children, who live in between Karatopis and the host property, were even worse off, he said. A fine film of construction dust settled over their country home and seeped in through open windows.
    Later that night, when the coughing and burning failed to subside, Karatopis, his sister and her children went to the emergency room at West Lincoln Memorial Hospital.’

    ‘[excerpt] Karatopis contacted both the Ministry of Environment, the Township of West Lincoln and Niagara Region Public Health, neither of which, he claims, took him seriously.
    Ministry staff attended the site the following day, said Kate Jordan, a ministry spokesperson.
    “Earlier this week, the ministry received a complaint about dust from construction at the Niagara Region Wind Corporation impacting a residential home. Work at the wind farm is underway to construct an access road,” said Jordan. “From discussions with the local health unit, we understand the complainant sought medical attention related to the dust complaints.”
    According to Jordan, ministry staff attended the site and instructed the project’s developers to provide notification to area residents in advance of construction activities. Ministry staff also received the material safety data sheet for the cement being used at the site.
    Jordan said ministry staff attempted to discuss the concerns with Karatopis but were denied access.
    “Along with the health unit, we attempted to discuss the concerns with the resident but were turned away,” said Jordan adding they were unable to review copies of medical records to assess potential health impacts. “We would be pleased to follow up further if the resident wants to provide additional information that we could look into.”’

    • The wind idiots cover their asses with the
      Term “highly localized” in their draft plans these people are those!

      It’s overlooked as it’s only this very low amount of people hurt and by golly it’s for the greater good for all don’t ya know.

      I believe the number one most damaging thing to the whole climate thing is I read awhile ago is from dust created from gravel roads. So thanks green energy wind strikes out again! How much traffic did they contribute to over the course of a single project? Eye twitch

  3. Liberal Ontario – province turns weirder and weirder;
    ‘[excerpt] Karatopis contacted both the Ministry of Environment, the Township of West Lincoln and Niagara Region Public Health, neither of which, he claims, took him seriously.’

    Besides the Township of West Lincoln should be keeping an eye – on what is happening
    in their backyard.
    Obviously – they are not.

    The weird part – maybe not for some – but for some, it may be weird…..
    http://www.smithvillecanrc.ca/index.php/township-of-west-lincoln

    http://westlincoln.ca/

    And some think this is great;
    Liberal Ontario – with all its perks!

  4. Nasty!

    http://www.frontenacnews.ca/addington-news/item/9689-addington-highlands-aproves-motion-of-support-for-wind-projects
    written by Jonas Bonnetta
    August 4, 2015, Denbigh Hall

    ‘[excerpt] Addington Highlands’ Council passed six by-laws on Tuesday night providing support for Nextera Energy and RES Canada in their bids to install industrial wind turbines in the municipality.

    To a packed room of local residents, Reeve Henry Hogg, Councilors Bill Cox and Helen Yanch voted in favour of both projects and their updated community vibrancy agreements. Councilors Tony Fritsch and Kirby Thompson voted against them.

    Rosemary O’Connor, a local resident, was one of two delegations speaking out at the meeting in opposition to the the proposed wind turbines. She spoke about her frustrations regarding the July 20 meeting at Flinton Hall.

    “No way should a decision about such a monumental project as this be made by just three people.”

    O’Connor then told Council details about a conversation she had with Hogg regarding the negative impact these turbines might have on the area. During this conversation. she claims Reeve Hogg asked her to “just name me one person who has ever earned a living in Ward 1.”

    O’Connor said “At the end of that conversation you [Hogg] inappropriately poked me in the shoulder and said ‘if you’re so concerned about your property value you can…’ and walked away.

    “You have lost your perspective. The vibrancy fund has caused you to place money ahead of the people you represent and the land they wish to protect and preserve” O’Connor said.’

    ‘[excerpt] Thompson then made a motion to defer the decision until a later date but it was voted down by Councilors Cox, Yanch, and Reeve Hogg.

    Council then voted to approve the community vibrancy agreements, municipal resolution of support, and a road use agreement with both Nextera and RES Canada.

    The vote on all the motions was the same, 3-2,with Councilors Fritsch and Thompson registering no votes.

    Most of the crowd in the packed hall stood up at this point and turned their backs on the council and remained that way for many minutes chanting, “Hey hey ho ho! Hogg must go!”

    They then left and the meeting continued on.’

  5. Forbes, Aug.7, 2015

    ‘The Clean Power Plan Will Collide With The Incredibly Weird Physics Of The Electric Grid’

    Realities: the physics of supplying electricity, realities that determine the art and economics of the possible.

    A five page article which also applies to Ontario/Canada as well.

    http://www.forbes.com/sites/markpmills/2015/08/07/the-clean-power-plan-will-collide-with-the-incredibly-weird-physics-of-the-electric-grid

    Or Google the article title.

  6. TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD
    (c) 1960 by Harper Lee

    page 200

    Mr. Raymond sat up against the tree-trunk. He had been lying on the grass. “You little folks won’t tell on me now, will you? It’d ruin my reputation if you did.”

    “You mean all you drink in that sack’s Coca-Cola? Just plain Coca-Cola?”

    “Yes ma’am,” Mr. Raymond nodded. I liked his smell: it was of leather, horses, cottonseed. He wore the only English riding boots I had ever seen. “That’s all I drink, most of the time.”

    “Then you just pretend you’re half–? I beg your pardon, sir,” I caught myself. “I didn’t mean to be–”

    Mr. Raymond chuckled, not at all offended, and I tried to frame a discreet question: “Why do you do like you do?”

    “Wh–oh yes, you mean why do I pretend? Well, it’s very simple, he said. “Some folks don’t–like the way I live. Now I could say the hell with ’em, I don’t care if they don’t like it. I do say I don’t care if they don’t like it, right enough–but I don’t say the hell with ’em, see?”

    Dill and I said, “No sir.”

    “I try to given ’em a reason, you see. It helps folks if they can latch onto a reason. When I come to town, which is seldom, if I weave a little and drink out of this sack, folks can say Dolphus Raymond’s in the clutches of whiskey–that’s why he won’t change his ways. He can’t help himself, that’s why he lives the way he does.”

    “That ain’t honest, Mr. Raymond, making yourself out badder’n you are already–”

    “It ain’t honest but it’s mighty helpful to folks. Secretly, Miss Finch, I’m not much of a drinker, but you see they could never, never understand that I live like I do because that’s the way I want to live.”

    I had a feeling that I shouldn’t be here listening to this sinful man who had mixed children and didn’t care who knew it, but he was fascinating. I had never encountered a being who deliberately perpetrated fraud against himself. But why had he entrusted us with his deepest secret? I asked him why.

    “Because you’re children and you can understand it,” he said, “and because I heard that one–”

    He jerked his head at Dill: “Things haven’t caught up with that one’s instinct yet. Let him get a little older and he won’t get sick and cry. Maybe things’ll strike him as being–not quite right, say, but he won’t cry, not when he gets a few years on him.”

    “Cry about what, Mr. Raymond?” Dill’s maleness was beginning to assert itself.

    “Cry about the simple hell people give other people–without even thinking. Cry about the hell white people give colored folks, without even stopping to think that they’re people, too.”

    “Atticus says cheatin’ a colored man is ten times worse than cheatin’ a white man,” I muttered. “Says it’s the worst thing you can do.”

    Mr. Raymond said, “I don’t reckon it’s–Miss Jean Louise, you don’t know your pa’s not a run-of-the-mill man, it’ll take a few years for that to sink in–you haven’t seen enough of the world yet. You haven’t even seen this town, but all you gotta do is step back inside the courthouse.”

    Which reminded me that we were missing nearly all of Mr. Gilmer’s cross-examination.

  7. p. 246

    “Shoot.” He put down his book and stretched his legs.

    “Miss Gates is a nice lady, ain’t she?”

    “Why sure,” said Jem. “I liked her when I was in her room.”

    “She hates Hitler a lot . . .”

    “What’s wrong with that?”

    “Well, she went on today about how bad it was him treatin’ the Jews like that. Jem, it’s not right to persecute anybody, is it? I mean have mean thoughts about anybody, even, is it?”

    “Gracious no, Scout. What’s eatin’ you?”

    “Well, coming out of the courthouse that night Miss Gates was–she was goin’ down the steps in front of us, you musta not seen her–she was talking with Miss Stephanie Crawford. I heard her say it’s time somebody taught ’em a lesson, they were gettin’ way above themselves, an’ the next thing they think they can do is marry us. Jem, how can you hate Hitler so bad an’ then turn around and be ugly about folks right at home–”

    Jem was suddenly furious. He leaped off the bed, grabbed me by the collar and shook me. “I never wanta hear about that courthouse again, ever, ever, you hear me? You hear me? Don’t you ever say one word to me about it again, you hear? Now go on!”

    I was too suprised to cry. I crept from Jem’s room and shut the door softly, lest undue noise set him off again. Suddenly tired, I wanted Atticus. He was in the livingroom, and I went to him and tried to get in his lap.

    Atticus smiled. “You’re getting so big now, I’ll just have to hold a part of you.” He held me close. “Scout,” he said softly, “don’t let Jem get you down. He’s having a rough time these days. I heard you back there.”

    Atticus said that Jem was trying hard to forget something, but what he was really doing was storing it away for a while, until enough time passed. Then he would be able to think about it and sort things out. When he was able to think about it, Jem would be himself again.

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  9. It’s a sad time in corrupt Ontario.
    The gentleman taking charge in our anti-turbine group, Manvers Wind Concerns, a lovely fellow, told all at our last meeting about the Snowy Ridge Wind Project, that it’s not a political issue. But being that the PCs are the only party who have committed to put a stop to Wind development, plus are known to do as they say they will, I strongly beg to differ. This is every bit a politic issue, like it or not. McWynne is a lying thieving, treasonously corrupt, murdering bitch from H. It’s that simple. She just murdered my beautiful 35yr old son, destroying the lives of his three beautiful children, lovely wife & are our whole family.
    Ontario Liberals should be tried for treason, fraud, malfeasance in public office & several other charges. They should then receive life in prison with no parole ever, for all the lives they’ve destroyed & the environmental destruction they’ve caused, to personally receive obscene profits at the expense of Ontarions but mostly the victims of the IWT scam.
    Wynne will surely burn in H & rightly so.

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