Posted By Mary Golem Markdale Standard
Arran-Elderslie council is continuing efforts to control wind turbines in the municipality.
Council and representatives of neighbouring municipalities agreed at a meeting Thursday night to create a working committee to pool resources if there’s a legal battle over the issue.
The committee will consist of two representatives from each of the local municipalities who have joined Arran-Elderslie in its fight — Saugeen Shores, Huron-Kinloss, West Grey, Chatsworth, Georgian Bluffs, South Bruce and Grey Highlands, along with both Bruce and Grey county councils.
Just over 20 municipalities provincewide have either supported or endorsed a bylaw Arran-Elderslie passed in April.
The bylaw invokes Section 7 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms — which deals with “the protection of life, liberty and security of person” in an attempt to control wind turbine development within the municipality. The bylaw requires certification that wind turbines do not cause health effects. Continue reading