Report from the Fergus Protest

by Lorrie Gillis,

In spite of steady rain and gusts of wind for the entire time, hundreds of people (1,000+?) came to say NO to industrial wind turbines!
The horse trailers kept rolling in. There were nearly 20 horses of all shapes and sizes, dressed and parading on the front lawn of the sportsplex. Some riders were carrying signs as well.  A pickup in the parking lot had a stack of signs ready for people to use.  Many brought their own.

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Massive protest greets wind turbine developers

by Rob O’Flanagan, Guelph Mercury

FERGUS — A massive protest greeted officials from wpd Canada in Fergus Tuesday evening, and flowed into the renewable energy developer’s open house on the proposed Springwood Wind Project (formerly known as Belwood Wind Farm), a four turbine wind energy system planned for agricultural land in the northwest corner of Centre Wellington.

Upwards of 1,000 people, several horses and a wagon filled with manure occupied the front parking lot of the Centre Wellington Sportsplex on Belsyde Ave E. at around dinner time Tuesday. The manure wagon was used to ridicule premier Dalton McGuinty’s renewable energy policies. Continue reading