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Motorcyclists & The Mothers Roll into Port Dover for Friday the 13th!


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Friday the 13th, 2014 – Port Dover

If you love Motorcycles, Port Dover was the place to be yesterday for the Friday the 13th bike rally. Thousands flocked to the community town, driving past the surrounding Wind Turbines of the area. Port Dover bike shop owner Chris Simons held the first rally on Nov. 13, 1981. It was intended to be a gathering of friends, but soon grew by word of mouth.

The Mothers had amazing Friday the 13th custom Pottery mugs for sale which our local artists Anita and Mark Thornton donated for the event! The Trees not Turbines campaign along with our Raffle Ticket sales were also promoted! It was a good opportunity for us to get the message out to people that might not regularly hear much about  the impacts of Industrial Wind Turbines.  Thank you to all the volunteers who helped out at the event and especially to our own Linda Rogers for coordinating! Not only were we out informing the public, but fun times were had by all!!!

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Press Release – Mothers Against Wind Turbines – December 17, 2013

Ontario today: spaghetti supper fundraisers vs jetset hotshots – Wind Concerns Ontario

Two events occurring over the last week are emblematic to us of the reality that is Ontario today: the most recent fundraiser dinner held by Mothers Against Wind Turbines, where friends and neighbours gather for food and laughter and to raise money for the fight to protect their community, and the Toronto gathering of the Green Energy bluebloods, full of self-congratulation.   Sorry, we have no photos of what a bankrupt province looks like, which also made the news in the last week.

Donated centrepiece at MAWT fundraiser


The Great Chili Cook Off – MAWT

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The evening of November 13th 2013 was a dark night and the winds were blowing hard with its breath hinting strongly of the winter season yet to come.  Wind Warriors gathered at the Silverdale Community Hall for the Mothers Against Wind Turbines third fund raising supper for a chili cook off.  The entries for the competition were dominated by the men of MAWT.   Sweet, hot and spicy and in the kitchen.  The stage was set for the competition to begin for the coveted Golden Spoon award for the best chili.

Laughs, smiles and a strong sense of community Wind Warriors gathered and strengthen their resolve to battle the harms and imposition of the Wind developments.  The desert table was filled with all kinds of amazing homemade  baking and the yummy offerings were quickly sampled and devoured by all the dinners.   

The evening allowed another opportunity to honour and celebrate the life of Patricia Anne Vaughan, an amazing woman  whose death has taken her far too soon, from her 12 year old son and extended family  The evenings raffle earnings were donated to her family in memory of her strength and spirit Just a few short weeks ago, the beef from Patricia’s farm was an important part of the first Spaghetti supper held and even though she was not able to attend it gave her a chance to continue the battle against the Wind turbines on her on terms

After much eating and socializing the winner of the Mothers Against Wind Turbines for the Golden Spoon was announced.   Joe Correia (senior) was declared the best hottie as his chili was declared the tastiest. The next  MAWT fundraising  and last supper for 2013 will be on November 27th.  Hope you can save the date and to see you there.

Mothers Against Wind Turbines


Wind turbine impact on children questioned | Peterborough Examiner

Mothers Against Wind Turbines are at it again!! Way to go Ladies:) 

Please go to the website and click on the poll!!!

Galen Eagle – Peterborough Examiner – October 16, 2013

The MothersShellie Correia, left, and her 12-year-old son Joey stand beside Linda Rogers and her nine-year-old son William before Tuesday night’s town hall meeting on wind turbines at the Cavan Monaghan Township office. The two women have formed a group called Mothers Against Wind Turbines and shared their experiences in fighting wind farms in their southern Ontario communities. GALEN EAGLE/Peterborough Examiner/QMI Agency

MILLBROOK – Mothers Against Wind Turbines added their voice to the opposition against a proposed wind farm in the Bethany-Cavan area.

The group, formed by two mothers who have been waging fights against wind farm proposals in their own communities, spoke to a group of 25 people at the Cavan Monaghan Township municipal office Tuesday night.

Focused on the impact of wind turbines on children, the talk was part of a series of recent town hall meetings hosted by Deputy Mayor Scott McFadden and Coun. Tim Belch.

Shellie Correia, who lives in the town of Wellandport in Niagara Region, has been fighting the construction of a mega wind turbine project in her backyard.

Despite an opposition campaign that included meetings with the leaders of all three provincial political parties, Correia is faced with the real possibility that a 600-foot turbine will be built 550 metres from her home, where she lives with her 12-year-old son Joey, a boy with sensory processing issues.

Joey’s condition means he is sensitive to certain sounds that wouldn’t negatively affect other people. For example, Joey is extremely irritated by the sound of ripping Velcro.

The proposed wind farm that would feature more than 77 massive turbines near Correia’s home is in the final stages of Ministry of the Environment approval, she said.

She still has avenues for appeal, but she fears if the project gets a final go ahead, she’ll be forced out of her home.

“I think it’s going to be devastating, that’s why I’m fighting so hard,” she said. “If my son is suffering … there is no way I could stay there and force him to endure that.”

Linda Rogers, the other half of Mothers Against Wind Turbines, is facing the imminent enclosure of her home and farm by wind development in Haldimand County on Lake Eerie.

She says her nine-year-old son William is especially vulnerable to wind turbine disruptions due to his congenital and medical conditions.

“Noise intrusion will definitely impact on his ability to function,” she said.

Rogers, a nurse practitioner, has been fighting proposed wind farms in her area for years. Despite her protests, a farm with 16 wind turbines two kilometres away from her home was recently green-lighted.

She joined Correia Tuesday as they discussed their experiences.

McFadden said he will continue to host the town hall meetings on the dangers of wind turbines to keep the issue in the spotlight.

“A lot of new faces are coming out and word is spreading. It’s keeping it in the forefront,” he said.

M.K. Ince and Associates Ltd. proposes to build five large wind turbines on the west side of Cavan Monaghan Township, north of Bethany near Devil’s Elbow Ski Area.

The company is hosting a public meeting about the project Nov. 5, running from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Rolling Hills Public School west of Bethany in Manvers.