Citizens call for CAW turbine shutdown

By Tiffany Wilson – Shoreline Beacon 1297459376670_ORIGINAL

Many residents who say their worlds have been turned upside down since the wind turbine at the CAW Family Education Centre turned on, had their stories heard at Saugeen Shores town council Monday night.

And it appears as if councillors are ready to do everything they can to make the lives of these citizens return to normal.

Approximately 20 weeks ago, members of Saugeen Turbine Operation Policy (STOP) started documenting complaints from residents who have seen a dramatic shift in their physical and mental well-being since the Canadian Auto Workers’ (CAW) wind turbine in Port Elgin began operational.  Read article

CAW; What have we learned?

By Dan Reid, Owen Sound Sun Times
I have followed the debate over the construction of the wind turbine at the CAW ‘Family Learning Centre’ in Port Elgin for the last few months and I must admit that I am left with a dilemma. It’s difficult to clearly ascertain if the CAW is completely uninformed about the concept of wind energy, or they understand the reality of industrial wind but diligently attempt to mislead the community on its virtues. Let me try to illustrate. Continue reading

Open Letter to Dean Fowler and Ken Lewenza from resident

by Cindy Lindsay, Shoreline Beacon
Dear Mr. Fowler and Mr. Lewenza,
I am sure you are inundated with emails regarding the construction of the wind turbine at the CAW Family Education Centre. I trust you will take a moment to read my message to you.  Read article

Protest draws 50 looking to stop turbine at CAW

By Patrick Bales, Owen Sound Sun Times
PORT ELGIN – A two-hour protest outside the CAW Family Education Centre Friday morning was the latest in a series of actions by local residents to show their disapproval for a wind turbine slated to be constructed on the property. Approximately 50 people braved a crisp morning to picket outside the union owned and operated facility. While the majority were residents of Saugeen Shores, some ardent opponents of industrial wind turbines travelled from as far away as Erin to be part of the protest. Read article

CAW wind turbine sparks Port Elgin protest

Ken Lewenza, President of CAW

by Chantaie Allick and John Spears, Toronto Star
Plans by the Canadian Auto Workers to erect a 76-metre wind turbine in their community have residents of Port Elgin threatening to greet construction crews with a picket line.  “The neighbourhood is in an uproar,” said John Mann a resident who plans on participating in Friday’s peaceful protest.  “There’s a lot of opposition to it,” agrees Mayor Mike Smith. “There’s a lot of people upset.” Continue reading