Wal-Mart’s turbines leave some Burlington residents seeing red

by Alex Horkay, Toronto Star

A proposal by Wal-Mart to add a wind turbine to its environmental demonstration store in Burlington is drawing criticism from local residents worried about everything from the turbine’s effects on health and wildlife to potential for reduced property values and running afoul of the city’s sign bylaw.

It has even become a municipal election issue.

“Wal-Mart is always contentious,” said Coun. Peter Thoem, who is running in Ward 2. Continue reading