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Wind turbine protest to block major Ontario highway

OPP warns tickets are possible if protest is deemed a safety risk on Highway 402

CBC News — October 17, 2013

Opponents of rural wind farms in Ontario plan to block traffic on major provincial highway Saturday.

Organizers are urging protesters to slow traffic to a crawl on Highway 402, east of Sarnia.

They want to get the attention of Premier Kathleen Wynne. They claim she is ignoring health and property value concerns allegedly caused by wind turbines.

Organizer Muriel Allingham hopes to see hundreds turn out for the procession of tractors and farm machinery.

The website for Ontario Wind Resistance is promoting the rally, called Ontario is Not a Willing Host Rally.

“Ensure that your vehicle is capable of travelling at 20 km/hr,” the site reads.

Allingham said police are cooperating.

“We have been working with the OPP liaison team to make sure this is a safe and enjoyable rally for everybody,” Allingham said.

Even though the police have contacted, OPP spokesperson Sgt. Dave Rektor said blocking traffic is dangerous and illegal and will be treated as such.

“We’ll have to take the necessary steps to make sure that everybody’s safety is considered,” he said.   Continue reading, here….

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2 Comments on “Wind turbine protest to block major Ontario highway”

  1. 1957chev October 17, 2013 at 4:29 pm #

    Reblogged this on Mothers Against Wind Turbines and commented:
    Looking forward to a good day on Saturday. We need everybody out there….sending a message to the Libs….LOUD AND CLEAR!!!


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