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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Battling Wind Turbines

Saugeen Shores | by John Divinski  

Deputy Mayor of Saugeen Shores wants to put freeze on two wind turbine projects.

The line has been drawn in the sand.

A notice of motion has been presented to Saugeen Shores council that would effectively freeze two wind turbine projects in the area.

Charles Edey -- the President of Leader Resources Services -- trying to develop a turbine farm in Arran Elderslie and one in North Bruce, says properly sited wind turbines are good for the farmers, good for the community and good for the planet.

He says it's time some Saugeen Shores councillors recognized the same thing as well.

He was upset with a notice of motion presented to town council by Deputy Mayor Luke Charbonneau that would effectively freeze both projects for the time being.

Charbonneau says the province is not living up to its own Green Energy Act which he believes calls for community consent before any turbine farm is developed.

The notice of motion will be dealt with by Saugeen Shores Council on March 14th.

The Arran Elderslie wind project will have nine turbines on town soil while the North Bruce project will house 22 turbines on Saugeen Shores land.


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