Posts Tagged ‘Ian Hanna challenge’

Mayoralty candidate Jim Watson held a rural town hall in North Gower last evening, and discussed several of his campaign ideas especially his idea for a borough system to deal with local issues.

During the question period following his talk, the subject of the proposed industrial wind turbines for North Gower arose. Mr Watson became very firm, and grim, and implied that one of the questioners was opposed to all green energy if she was opposed to wind power. He then laid out his position which was that if the Chief Medical Officer of Health for Ontario said there are no health effects, then there are no health effects.

That’s it.

Of course, Dr King’s “report” (which was simply another review of selected literature–not one actual person was spoken to or interviewed) has been widely criticized and is the subject of a 55-page analysis (available at http://www.windvigilance.com ).

He did say, if elected Mayor, he would consult with the City solicitor about options re: noise bylaws etc to protect residents from excessive noise.

This is an issue that is very important to the residents of North Gower and south Richmond and is worth discussing with Mr Watson in detail; his campaign slogan is that Ottawa deserves better leadership. Indeed we do, and we also deserve a leader who is open to ideas other than the party line of the Ontario Liberal government.

To contact Mr Watson go to his website at http://www.jimwatson.ca

The North Gower Wind Action Group can be reached at northgowerwindactiongroup@yahoo.ca

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Once again, property owners in rural areas are finding that legal action is the only way to get redress for the situation they find themselves in, namely that the provincial government, corporate wind developers and landowners can plan industrial wind turbine projects which then affect the enjoyment of property, property values, and in many cases, people’s health due to sleep deprivation.

West Huron is the site of yet another legal action, another class action suit against the wind developer and the landowners who have leased their land for turbines.

Here is the basis on which the class action is going forward:

Our firm has been retained to commence a class action lawsuit against TTD Wind Project ULC, Twenty-two Degree Energy Corp. and landowners who erect wind turbines. This class action will ask the court for damages including but not limited to personal injuries due to health related problems, injury and/or loss of production of livestock, injurious affection, diminution in value of property and nuisance.

In Ontario, we do have another avenue which is the Ian Hanna challenge to the Green Energy Act, on the basis of the Precautionary Principle. A brochure and donation information is available at http://windconcernsontario.wordpress.com

To contact the North Gower Wind Action Group, email us at northgowerwindactiongroup@yahoo.ca

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As citizens affected by industrial wind turbines despair at the prospect of getting any help or protection from their governments, legal actions are beginning. We in North Gower are watching this and other events as the proposal for 10 industrial wind turbines proceeds; if approved, the Marlborough development by Prowind Canada will mean huge, 626-foot structures erected close to many homes and families, and farms.

Here is a story about a family in Michigan State, near Lake Huron, who have had their health and the enjoyment of their property affected, and are now part of a group of residents taking legal action. This is the fifth lawsuit against corporate wind developers in the U.S., and the first in Michigan.

The U.S. is “ahead” of Canada in terms of wind turbine installations, so watching these stories is important. Here is the link, which contains the print news story and a video as well. (On dial-up? The North Gower Branch of the Library has high speed, and high speed wireless. You can listen to video using headphones.)

Key comments:

Reporter: So, basically, you’ve built a house that is now unbearable to live in?

Citizen: Yes. How about that for an investment?


In Ontario, we have our own legal challenge in the form of the Ian Hanna challenge to the Green Energy Act. For more information on that, and on how to donate to the cause which if successful will benefit all in Ontario, go to http://windconcernsontario.wordpress.com

To contact the North Gower Wind Action Group, email northgowerwindactiongroup@yahoo.ca

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