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Drennan's Renew Wind Farm Lawsuit

Goderich | by Peter Jackson  

Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh couple proceeds without a lawyer against wind farm.

A couple from Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh is making another legal attempt to recover damages from K2 Wind, for alleged harm its 140 turbine wind farm is doing to them and their neighbours.

Shawn and Tricia Drennan are representing themselves in Goderich Court.

They filed an amended statement of claim Wednesday in regard to the current operation of K2.

Drennan reminds us that his original claim was filed in the spring of 2013, which was more than two years before the 270 megawatt project was completed.

He says significant facts of the case have changed since then, and that K2 wants to strike down certain provisions of the Drennans' original claim.

The 2013 claim asked that renewable energy approval be stayed and that K2 not be built.

The document also sought damages.

The Drennans' Constitutional argument of the original claim was heard by the Environmental Review Tribunal and upheld by the Ontario Court of Appeal.

Drennan admits the process is a challenge since Toronto-based lawyer Julian Falconer is no longer representing the couple.

Superior Court Judge Russell Raikes advised Drennan on the correct way to file the amended claim, and has set January 19th as the date for the motion to strike to be heard in Goderich Court.

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