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The North Gower Wind Action Group recently sent out a news release to announce that we had hired an environmental law firm to advise on how to protect local residents regarding the Marlborough wind turbine development. Chair Gary Chandler was quoted as saying, “It’s a shame that Ontario citizens now have to hire lawyers to find out what’s going on in the wind energy development process, and to protect people’s health and property values.”

Why was this necessary? Because the process in Ontario leaves out municipalities, and citizens…we have virtually no say in the process and the approval process is completely focused on getting these developments up and running. The wind developers do their own environmental assessments and, although citizens have the opportunity to review and comment, and request that the Ontario Ministry of the Environment do its own assessment, not one project in Ontario has ever seen that happen.

It is true that Prowind is following the process, but if it was so great, why are more than 50 municipalities/towns protesting?

And we’ve seen the results across Ontario: noise injected into the environment, worst at night; vibration and “infrasound”; bird kills; and more.

Prowind responded with a letter to the editor of the newspaper in Arnprior, Ontario.  You can read it here:


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Our neighbours to the west near Carleton Place, Ashton and Appleton are invited to the public meeting on health, noise and property value issues, April 13th at the Alfred Taylor Centre in North Gower, 6:30 p.m. This will be a great opportunity to learn about the potential health effects resulting from the noise and vibration produced by these giant structures, and to ask questions of the experts.

Prowind has a 10 MW development planned there (North Gower’s development is for 20 MW) with several 400-foot industrial wind turbines.

Beckwith has a fantastic picture on their website (http://sites.google.com/site/beckwithresponsiblewindaction/Homecomparing )turbine size to ordinary farm structures, which we copy here.

To get in touch with us email northgowerwindactiongroup@yahoo.ca

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