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Locals use videos to share industrial wind turbine concerns

Locals use videos to share industrial wind turbine concerns

Fifteen well-known County residents, business owners and local elected representatives have made video statements to express concerns about industrial wind projects planned for Prince Edward County. County residents Borys Holowacz, Janna McCarthy and Gary Mooney collaborated with the participants to produce the videos, filmed and edited by Cherry Valley’s Fifth Town Films. “The statements are […]

Rally says industrial wind turbines Too Big, Too Close, Too Many

Rally says industrial wind turbines Too Big, Too Close, Too Many

Residents and friends who believe Prince Edward County is the wrong location for industrial wind turbines vowed to continue their fight to protect the south shore and its inhabitants. A couple hundred participants at the ‘Too Big, Too Close, Too Many Rally’ joined hands Sunday and circled Mt. Tabor in a show of solidarity in disapproval […]

Wind turbine hearing adjourned to October

Wind turbine hearing adjourned to October

The Environmental Review Tribunal Hearing on the Ostrander Point wind project set to continue Sept 23-25 has been adjourned. “Due to ongoing disclosure issues related to Ministry of Natural Resources documents, the hearing has been adjourned for the second time,” said Myrna Wood, president of the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists. The new date for resumption of […]

Wind turbine protest at Plowing Match

Wind turbine protest at Plowing Match

Anti-wind protestors met the Liberal float at International Plowing Match 2013, today at Mitchell in this photograph tweeted by Todd Smith, Prince Edward Hastings MP. Various groups organized an “Unwilling Host” protest to be held during the opening day parade where the political parties have floats to woo rural voters. The route was lined with […]

The number of wind turbines is limited in PEC

There have been several comments on-line and in the media predicting that the current Gilead and wpd projects are just the beginning for wind farms in PEC, but these comments are just part of the story. “Gilead’s is the first of what is approaching 100 turbines proposed for the County…”, Garth Manning, CCSAGE. “There are […]

Town Hall wind turbine meeting attendees encouraged

Town Hall wind turbine meeting attendees encouraged

Two men received standing ovations from several hundred people attending a Town Hall meeting on the impact of wind turbines in the County, last week. The first was for County councillor Robert Quaiff, who last week sought support to declare the County is “Not a Willing Host’ for turbines. About 90 Ontario municipalities have passed […]

Threat of wind turbines put my way of life under siege

It was one year ago today that I sent my first e-mail to a group to explain why I had suddenly become an outspoken advocate against “green” energy as the Ontario government is delivering it. If you know me at all, you know that I am a person who holds strong opinions but generally doesn’t […]

Community groups organize "Town Hall" on Wind Turbine Impact - April 25

Community groups organize “Town Hall” on Wind Turbine Impact – April 25

Community groups in Prince Edward County have booked the 450-seat Regent Theatre in Picton for a “Town Hall” meeting on April 25th to discuss ”The Real Impact of Wind Turbines on The County”. The County Coalition for Safe and Appropriate Green Energy (CCSAGE) has organized this event in response to increased public concern about the […]

Gilead hearing first day: Full house at Sophiasburgh Town Hall in Demorestville

Gilead project wind turbine appeal hearings continue

Vehicles lined Demorestville’s main street as about 150 people travelled to the Sophiasburgh Town Hall for the first day of the Ostrander Point Environmental Review Tribunal, appealing the Ministry of the Environment approval of Gilead Power’s Ostrander Point industrial wind turbine project on the south shore of Prince Edward County. Tribunal members Robert Wright and […]

Wind turbines or trees…

A couple of weeks back, the Wall Street Journal published an article about the increasing devastation of forests (trees) in Greece, where as a result of the high cost of energy, impoverished folks who cannot afford electricity or fuel have turned to wood stoves to heat their homes and cook their food. Although we Canadian’s […]

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