Canadians Fight Back Against Ontario’s Wind Farm Onslaught

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Ezra Levant: what a real journo looks like.

Canada’s Sun News was among the first news outfits worldwide to grasp the scale and scope of the great wind power fraud; and the associated harm inflicted on hard-working rural people. And Sun’s Ezra Levant led the charge, doing what real journalists do: getting the truth out, despite the efforts of those who seek to profit from burying it (check out this broadcast).

Exposing the wind industry for what it is, Sun has produced a truly ground-breaking documentary on how wind power outfits have fleeced power consumers for $billions, while happily destroying the lives hundreds of farming families across Ontario.

The documentary, “Down Wind” will screen on Sun on 4 June; and will be available online, thereafter. Here’s the trailer:

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Meanwhile, Kevin Marriott, Mayor of Enniskillen has reminded residents of their right to remain silent, in a clever effort to stymie a developer’s ability to subsequently claim that it had “consulted” with those whose lives it is hell-bent on destroying. Fair call, Kevin.

The “community consultations” run by developers are nothing more than occasions for baseless wind industry propaganda delivered by a pack of lying, sociopaths (see our post here).

These are the people that publicly feign genuine interest in community “concerns”, but are quick to ridicule, bully and berate anyone who has the temerity to point out that losing the ability to sleep in one’s own home due to the incessant low-frequency noise generated by giant fans isn’t a “concern”, it’s a State sponsored and funded crime (see our post here).

Here’s the Sarnia Observer on the Ontario community back lash.

Mayor urging township residents to not speak to wind developers
Sarnia Observer
Paul Morden
15 May 2014

Enniskillen Township residents should feel free to exercise their right to remain silent when wind energy companies come calling, says Mayor Kevin Marriott.

EDF EN Canada has reportedly been approaching residents and groups about its Churchill Wind Project proposal, a 100 to 150-MW wind farm it wants to build in Enniskillen and neighbouring Plympton-Wyoming.

Marriott said he turned down a request from the company to meet with township council, and urged others in the community to do the same.

“We’re unwilling hosts,” Marriott said. “We’re not interested, end of discussion.”

Enniskillen was among approximately 80 Ontario municipalities declaring themselves unwilling hosts for wind turbines after the provincial government said it was changing how it awards renewable energy contracts.

The 2009 Green Energy Act took away municipalities’ planning powers for wind projects, leading to an outcry from many rural communities and municipal councils. Last year, the province said a new system of awarding renewable energy projects will require companies to work with municipalities.

“It will be very, very difficult for a developer to be approved without municipal engagement, in some significant way,” Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli said last June.

But, Marriott said that until the province clarifies what it means by municipal engagement, “We’re being vigilant.”

He advised the anti-wind turbine group, Conservation of Rural Enniskillen (CORE), against meeting with the company.

“I said, ‘Whatever you do, don’t consult with them because they may be able to use that as a check mark,’” Marriott said.

“Who knows what could be construed as public consultation.”

CORE also ran newspaper ads urging township residents to not speak with wind company representatives.

Lambton County has 14 wind turbines in Lambton Shores and Brooke-Alvinston Township, but construction has begun on the 92-turbine Jericho wind project, and Suncor Energy is awaiting provincial approval for its 46-turbine Cedar Point project. Both new projects sit north of Highway 402 in Lambton.

Brooke Leystra, president of the Lambton Federation of Agriculture, said it also turned down the wind company’s request to meet because the group represents farmers on both sides of the turbine debate.

“We didn’t want it to be misconstrued as us working with them, in any way,” Leystra said.

By early June, Ontario is expected to finalize its plan for awarding contracts for up to 300 megawatts of new wind-generated electricity this year, and a similar amount in 2015.

“The government has been really wishy-washy on what this new process does consist of,” Marriott said.
Sarnia Observer

And here’s a fantastic letter from Martina Hayward that captures the seething rage that’s building across Ontario.

Letter to southwesternontario.ca
14 May 2014

We are not willing hosts
Dear Editor:

Influenced to write yet another article overflowing with concerns related to the Goliath that is Industrial Wind, I feel burdened yet galvanized to transcribe the Whole Truth.

The article in the Regional Country News appears to praise the encroachment of these industrial skyscrapers as a “new crop” that must be “liked or lumped.” I, for one, decline the offer to endure these monuments of destruction.

Apparently “owners of the land eventually will share in a harvest of the wind.” The yield we will be forced to consume is the serious, irreversible harm to human health, animal health and the natural environment.

The repercussions of these mechanized tempest power plants seems untold as of late. Perhaps the season of Truth harvest has also arrived.

Communities worldwide are sadly experiencing the environmental, social and economic impacts of wind projects. These towers are merely a tool for energy companies and investment banks to make billions of dollars in subsidies that are subsequently added to the existing debt.

Industrial wind turbines do not reduce greenhouse gases or fossil fuel use. They can reduce your property values by 40 per cent or more.

The Green Energy Act overrides ALL local laws and grants foreign corporations unrestricted power to DO whatever they want, WHEREVER they want. The Canadian Wind Energy Association requested the Ministry of the Environment EXCLUDE the measurement of Low Frequency Noise at wind development sites. Low Frequency Noise has been found to cause nausea, headaches, dizziness, vertigo, tinnitus, memory and concentration problems, fatigue, sleep disturbances in humans. In animals such as goats, it just kills them dead. Sheep, horses, cattle are all afflicted similarly.

According to the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, Section 7, “Everyone has the right to life, liberty and security of the person, and the right not to be deprived thereof, except in accordance with the principle of fundamental justice.” Section 7 also “guarantees life, liberty and personal security of all Canadians.” It also “demands that governments respect the basic principles of justice whenever it intrudes on those rights.”

Finally, the article in Regional Country News quotes NextEra’s site safety manager, Tim Cole: “We have to win the hearts and minds of the community by being nice.”

Well, Mr. Cole, is it nice to break the hearts and beleaguer the minds of hard-working people in our communities?

I conclude, absolutely not. We are NOT WILLING HOSTS. No still means no.

Please take the time to read Wind Turbine Syndrome (Dr. Nina Pierpont) and The Constitution Act of 1982 (The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms), and Acoustics Today Winter 2014, and go to www.howgreenisthis.org. Educate yourselves.

Martina Hayward,
Priceville

Mandated subsidies for wind power is a policy that is inherently unsustainable. Any policy that is unsustainable will be scrapped or surely fail: it’s only a matter of time.

In the meantime, keep fighting, Martina: justice and sanity will soon prevail.

churchill hell

About stopthesethings

We are a group of citizens concerned about the rapid spread of industrial wind power generation installations across Australia.

Comments

  1. Here in Ontario, June 4th is a Wednesday. Thanks for the coverage of the upcoming documentary.

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  1. […] From STT’s perspective, the “policy” (if that’s what barely restrained chaos is?) is utterly bonkers. What on earth were they thinking? There was clearly no justification for pouring $billions in subsidies into the pockets of wind power outfits, where the benefits in terms of reduced CO2 emissions (if any) could only ever be marginal (at best) and the cost of abatement, simply explosive. And that’s to put aside the destruction and havoc caused to otherwise peaceful and productive rural communities across Ontario (see our post here). […]

  2. […] Canada’s Sun News was among the first news outfits worldwide to grasp the scale and scope of the great wind power fraud; and the associated harm inflicted on hard-working rural people. Exposing the wind industry for what it is, Sun has produced a truly ground-breaking documentary on how wind power outfits have fleeced power consumers for $billions, while happily destroying the lives hundreds of farming families across Ontario (see our post here). […]

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