Bye Bye Birdie…Hello Wind Turbine?

Canada Free Press
dead eagle at base of turbineNORTH BAY – Recent government approvals which are allowing the dismantling of the homes and habitat of birds in favour of wind turbine construction is proof positive there needs to be an immediate moratorium on wind development, PC Energy Critic and Nipissing MPP Vic Fedeli said today.

On Saturday, with the blessing of the Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR), a bald eagle’s nest and the tree it was housed in was removed to make way for an industrial wind turbine development near Fisherville (www.sunnewsnetwork.ca, January 7, 2013).

“How can anyone with an environmental conscience allow this to happen?” Fedeli asked.

“I guess when given the choice between wildlife and wind turbines, you pick the one that pays you and your friends the big fat government subsidy,” said Fedeli sarcastically. Read article

Ontario Municipal Councils Unite! Wind Energy Opposition Summit

DSCF3404Contact your township council to encourage them to attend this summit!

Township of Wainfleet re Wind Energy Opposition Summit
Please be advised that Council for the Township of Wainfleet at its regular meeting held on Tuesday, November 13th, 2012, adopted the following motion:

“THAT the Clerk be directed to extend an expression of interest to those municipalities that supported and/or implemented a moratorium on any new industrial wind turbine agreement to attend a Wind Energy Opposition Summit hosted by the Township in order to gauge the level of interest and participation.” CARRIED.

Since March 8, 2011, Township Council has passed a resolution requesting the Province to place a moratorium on any new industrial wind turbine development, in addition to adopting a bylaw prescribing a 2 kilometer setback distance for the construction of all Industrial Wind Turbines, also known as Wind Turbine Generators, to be erected within the borders of the Township of Wainfleet, AND to require that any such construction, in compliance with this bylaw or not, shall also provide indemnification for any loss of property value or adverse health effect therefrom to the extent of 100%. Wainfleet Council has strongly advocated in opposition to wind energy due to the widely reported adverse health effects and anticipated decreases in property values as a result of the construction of Industrial Wind Turbines.

The Township of Wainfleet would like to provide the opportunity for Ontario municipalities and lobbyist who are share the same concerns regarding wind energy, to assemble in an open-forum to discuss potential negative impacts of wind turbines and gain valuable networking support. Now more than ever, municipalities must band together and form a united front against the Province of Ontario’s Green Energy Initiative. Our objective is to host the summit mid January 2013. Please reply immediately if you, or other concerned parties, are interested in attending. Regards,
Tanya Lamb
Clerk
905-899-3463, Ext. 226
905-899-2340 (fax)
www.wainfleet.ca
“Wainfleet – find your country side!”

Manitloulin McLean’s Mt. ERT Appeal

Prelimminary hearing info
Date: December 18
Time: 1:00 pm
Place: Lion’s Den – The Town of Eastern Manitoulin and the Islands Recreation Centre: 9001 hwy 6 Little Current MAP Continue reading