Protest planned in Drayton

Elmira Independent

A group of landowners in the Mapleton and Arthur area is getting together to fight the wind farms proposed by Nextera Energy — and any other companies wanting to put up turbines.

A large protest is planned at the Drayton PMD Arena on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m., in conjunction with a public meeting being held by Nextera at the arena that evening. Around 15 people met at the farm of Bill Kabbes, out the Centre Sideroad in Mapleton Township this week, to finalize plans. Continue reading

Drayton Wind protest latest in series

John Wilkinson, Minister of the Environment

By Brian Shypula, Stratford Beacon Herald Staff

DRAYTON — Organizers expect hundreds of people at a protest rally against a proposed wind farm in Environment Minister John Wilkinson’s riding later this month.

Although it’s a coincidence — the wind farm has been in the works for more than two years and Wilkinson has been environment minister only since August — the attention underscores a rift between rural residents of windy Southwestern Ontario and Queen’s Park. Continue reading