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Ontario:Wind Turbine Working Group Opposes Plan for More Wind Power Proposals

Janice MacKay — Blackburn News.com — January 30, 2015 The Multi Municipal Wind Turbine Working group has written a letter of protest over the province’s request for new Wind Power Proposals. Chair and Arran-Elderslie Deputy Mayor Mark Davis is asking the Minister of Energy why the province wants to add another 300 MegaWatts of wind […]

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Quiet Nights: Municipalities seek to protect health of residents near turbines

Rick Conroy — Wellington Times — February 21, 2013 Coalition of municipalities seek to protect health and safety of residents near industrial wind turbines It’s a simple plan. But it may be just the thing to slow down the epidemic of industrial wind turbines spreading across rural Ontario. Warren Howard is a councillor in the […]

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Municipalities demand Province Give Power Back: Wynne still wants to ‘convert’ us

Teresa Smith — Ottawa Citizen — August 20, 2013 OTTAWA — A coalition of 62 communities in Ontario have declared themselves “unwilling hosts” to provincially approved windmills and they’re demanding that Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government allow municipal governments to choose whether and where to put industrial wind projects. A group of residents in North Gower, […]

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Municipalities getting tough on turbines

(Tip of the hat to Bluewater Against Turbines — BAT) Monte Sonnenberg — Simcoe Reformer — April 23, 2013 NORFOLK – An important shift in Norfolk County’s position on wind turbines could occur this week. Simcoe Coun. Charlie Luke was impressed last week with a motion that the Township of Wainfleet forwarded to council. The […]

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Ont. municipalities finding creative ways to keep wind turbines out | CTV London News

Over 75 municipalities don’t want wind turbines in their backyard and with the Green Energy Act taking away their power to keep them away, some councils are getting creative. Municipality of West Grey Mayor Kevin Eccles says “The community at large, the vast majority is basically an unwilling host of wind turbines.” Still a wind […]

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Rural municipalities fight wind farms with high fees

John Spears — Toronto Star — March 22, 2013 Two rural Ontario municipalities are putting expensive new hurdles in front of wind farms in their communities. Councils in Bluewater, on the Lake Huron shoreline, and West Grey, about 165 kilometres northwest of Toronto, have passed bylaws squeezing more money from prospective wind developments. Politicians say […]

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Simcoe-Grey MPP’s bill would return local control to green energy projects

Madhunt.com — February 21, 2013 Simcoe-Grey MPP Jim Wilson has introduced private members legislation that seeks to return planning authority to municipal governments as it relates to renewable energy projects proposed in their communities. Mr. Wilson’s bill, entitled Restoring Planning Powers to Municipalities Act, 2013, would amend the Green Energy Act, 2009, that exempted projects […]

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Municipalities on the outside looking in

Paul Schliesmann — The Whig Standard — May 11, 2012 More and more across eastern Ontario, citizens are standing up in opposition to large-scale solar- and wind-power projects. It’s pushback against the province’s Green Energy Act, which took away the ability of municipalities to regulate where megaprojects can and cannot be built. In Kingston’s rural […]

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Walker says Bill is a step toward restoring local powers

May 4, 2012 — Media Release Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker says he was pleased to support a bill about requiring municipal referendums on casino development, introduced by his colleague and MPP for Lambton-Kent-Middlesex, Monte McNaughton. The bill, entitled “Ensuring Local Voices in New Casino Gambling Development Act,” passed second reading today at Queen’s Park and […]

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