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Reporting Concerns and Complaints about Wind Projects in Niagara:

Follow links provided below for a printable information sheet with the numbers for reporting complaints, for Haldimand and West Lincoln.

Please keep these numbers handy and use them if and when you find a need to use them.

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Reporting Concerns and Complaints about Wind Projects in Niagara

 

Dear friends:

Since June 20, the Vineland Power turbines are approved (again).

It is important that you report any and all issues or annoyances that you experience to the MOE and to Vineland Power.

I understand that Vineland Power must post these numbers, and that they should have supplied this information to all receptors.

 However, this has not been done, so we are reminding you again of the numbers and of the need to report anything, no matter how in significant you think it is. 

Keep a record of all incidents and all contacts that you make, with dates and who you speak to and what they do about it, and then forward all the information to WLGWAG

If you live more than 1500 M from the nearest turbine, apparently they do not want to hear from you, but you should call them  since they want us to believe that their setbacks are sufficient and that those living further away will not be effected in any way.

1) Ministry of Environment & CC Niagara District Office at 905-704-3900 during normal business hours, or to the Spills Action Centre after hours at 1-800-268-6060

2) Vineland Power Inc. public line at 289-447-6112 for further information or to report a complaint.

Make sure you call both numbers: this holds them accountable.

West Lincoln, Glanbrook Wind Action Group. June 20 2014

West Lincoln Residents Showing MAWT Support – Many Raffle Tickets Sold!

Mothers Against Wind Turbines Inc. would like to thank Everyone who came by their Booth in a show of support on Saturday at the PoultryFest Niagara.

Many stopped by to learn more about Industrial Wind Turbines, about the NRWC Wind Project and how it will affect the Residents of West Lincoln.

A Great many Raffle Tickets were sold with Money Raised going towards the Fight Against the NRWC Turbines and to help Burnaby Skydive with their Legal Bills.

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Many Bird Houses, Mugs, Garden Bugs and White Pine Trees were also sold with a portion of Proceeds going in support of MAWT!
Many People took advantage of the FREE “Stop the Turbines” or “Health Studies before Turbines” Signs to take home and display.

Raffle Tickets will continue to be sold all Summer. Watch for more Fund Raising Events coming in the near future!!

With the CONTINUED and ever INCREASING show of Support from the Residents of West Lincoln the Mothers Against Wind Turbines Inc. will Continue with the Fight Against the NRWC Wind Project.

Could Turbines of Been A Contributing Factor for Distraction or Disorientation?

London man charged in deadly Hwy. 401 crash near Chatham

1297559146524_ORIGINALA truck driver has been charged for his role in a head-on crash on Hwy. 401 near Chatham that killed a man and teenager.

On May 10, a tractor trailer travelling westbound on Hwy. 401 crossed a grass median and entered the eastbound lanes, just west of the Mull Rd. overpass, and struck a westbound vehicle.

Marc Lafontaine, 35, and passenger Alyssa Smulders, 13, both of Windsor, were killed.

The driver of the truck, Leszek Urbaniak, suffered non-life threatening injuries.

Urbaniak, 57, of London has been charged with two counts of dangerous driving causing death.

He will appear in a Chatham court on July 8.

http://www.lfpress.com/2014/06/26/london-man-charged-in-deadly-hwy-401-crash-near-chatham

Look For MAWT at PoultryFest Niagara

Hi Everyone!

 

10509600_10152314181163962_592598026715685471_nIf You have not Purchased your Raffle Tickets Yet,  You Can On Saturday at the PoultryFest! 

Money Raised will go for the Fight Against the NRWC Turbines and to help Burnaby Skydive with their Legal Bills.

The tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5.

The first prize is a minimum of $500 or 12% of the proceeds, whichever is greater. Draws will be made for second and third prizes as well.

10379295_549892225132074_975942728_nSolely Yours – Original Art will have Bird Houses on Display and for Sale As Well.  

A Portion of the Days Sales will be given in Support of  MAWT.

For More Information on PoultyFest Niagara follow this link: http://www.poultryfest.ca/

We Hope You’ll All Drop By Our Booth And Say HI!  

 

Haldimand suspends Samsung from using gravel roads

Samsung Renewable Energy has been suspended from using gravel roads in Haldimand County to build Industrial Wind Turbines and solar panels.

Haldimand-logo5“[The suspension] is on the project areas with gravel roads, so not all of the construction will stop,” said Don Boyle, chief administrative officer, adding that residents might expect to see vehicles leaving those sites, but trucks should not be driving on gravel roads to build.

He also noted that construction would continue along Highway 20, which is not a gravel road.
County staff issued Samsung the suspension notice on June 23 after they said the company failed to comply with Haldimand’s road use agreement – in particular, the company’s obligation to deal with daily dust control.

“They have been doing some of the temporary [road] repairs, but we want it to be done quicker,” said Boyle. “The dust control was the last straw.”

While the issue with staff involves the road use agreement, councillors also made note of other issues with the company.

read more: http://www.sachem.ca/news/haldimand-suspends-samsung-from-using-gravel-roads/

County and community members fighting Jericho Wind farm at Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal

Emotions are running high at the opening day of an Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal hearing to determine the fate of wind turbine project by NextEra Energy in Lambton and Middlesex Counties.

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Community members and the County of Lambton are facing off against the Ontario Environment Ministry and NextEra Energy over the Jericho Wind Energy Project, which would bring 92 turbines to the region.

An opening statement by resident Muriel Allingham, who is appealing the provincial ministry’s approval of the Jericho project alongside several other community members, attacked NextEra as greedy.

In order to overturn the province’s approval of the Jericho Wind Project, Allingham and the County of Lambton must prove it will cause severe harm to humans or the environment.

The first presenter of the day, Elizabeth Bellavance, a local community and social justice advocate, urged the tribunal to consider the injustice of the requirement.

In any project other than renewable energy where products like wind and vibration are released into the environment, showing “adverse effects” is enough to halt their use.

read more: http://www.lfpress.com/2014/06/26/county-community-members-fighting-jericho-wind-farm-at-ontario-environmental-review-tribunal