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West Lincoln Wind power opponents pack town hall

Amanda Moore — Niagara This Week — October 11, 2012

Council again demands moratorium on projects

West Lincoln council has again asked Dalton McGuinty to halt all proposed industrial wind turbine projects in the province — this time by way of two resolutions.

It was standing room only at council chambers Tuesday night as hundreds of turbine opponents stormed township hall to urge council to pass the two resolutions — presented by aldermen Lou DiLeonardo and Joanne Chechalk — on the table. From two hours before the 6:30 p.m. start time of Tuesday’s meeting, members of the West Lincoln Glanbrook Wind Action Group protested the two projects prooposed for West Lincoln outside township hall. Carrying signs reading “stop the wind turbines” and “health studies before wind turbines.”

They then poured into township hall. Council chambers filled up quickly and Fire Chief Dennis Fisher stood guard at the door ensuring no others entered. The rest remained in the lobby unable to hear the pleas of residents as they made their case to council one by one.

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