Whittington Coalition to meet with lawyers on proposed wind facility

By WES KELLER Freelance Reporter, Orangeville Citizen

Opposition to industrial wind arms hasn’t waned, but the Canadian Wind Energy Association is reporting a growing demand for small wind generators in Canada and apparently world-wide.

That might seem like encouraging news for anyone fighting further development of large-scale wind farms, but it doesn’t mean much to Betsy and Jim Collin, who are in the process of expanding their 300-acre spinach plantation to 500 acres on both sides of the Mono- Amaranth town line at 15 Sideroad. Continue reading

New group formed – Whittington Citizens Coalition

By WES KELLER, Freelance Reporter   Orangeville Citizen

A 100-strong group of Mono and Amaranth wind turbine opponents who attended a Whittington wind farm open house at Orangeville Fairgrounds Tuesday to have their concerns answered by the proponent.

The group, Whittington Citizens Coalition, formed a week ago with about 30 people led by resident Jocelyn Chant, had grown to more than 100 by Tuesday night and, said Ms. Chant, had received at least 20 calls from people wanting to join following the open house protest. Continue reading