Notice: There is a new concerned citizens group CavanSaysNo. The website is: www.CavanSaysNo.org . There is also an email contact address where one can sign up to receive information and updates, ask questions, or volunteer to help at: CavanSaysNoTurbines@gmail.com (many thanks D & G)
On Local Wind and Solar
Photo looking towards the ‘unwilling’ Stoneboat ridge site – Photo Courtesy Harald Glass.
These are views from a side road of newly installed turbines in Chatham Kent as part of the GDP-Suez project.. this is what Manvers and Cavan Monaghan will look like.
Labour Day is intended to celebrate the achievements of workers. Many will be enjoying this last long holiday weekend, but there will be much work needed to be done in order to stop the industrialization of this beautiful, iconic region.
Due to the very hard work and tough position of the residents who will be impacted by the construction of the approved Oak Ridges Moraine Illumination Solar power plant, a tentative mediated settlement has been reached with the developer Canadian Solar. The terms and minutes of the settlement will be presented to the courageous appellant Jacquie Visconti as well as presenters approved by the Environmental Review Tribunal – Doug and Claire Marsh, Cathie Faint, STORM (Save the Oak Ridges Moraine – Cindy Sutch representative) and Jane Zednik at 10am on September 10th in the Council Chambers, Township of Scugog, 181 Perry Street, Port Perry. This session is open to the public.
It is expected this fall the applications for the Settlers Landing and Snowy Ridge project will be posted to the EBR – Environmental Registry for public comment as the developer seeks final approval of these projects by the MOE.
Can the record-breaking 3000 submissions for Sumac Ridge be surpassed for each of these projects? It is also expected that a decision regarding the final approval for the Sumac Ridge project might be announced this fall. Depending on the decision made by the MOE, an appeal might be in the offing and an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing.
Plus…. it is expected that the first mandatory public meeting for the Stoneboat project will be announced this fall as the project makes its way through the approval process.
A lot of work ahead … but this is amazing community that is well suited to hard work. The first step – plan to attend the Tuesday September 3rdCouncil Meeting to hear the presentation on the proposed Stoneboat wind project at 1 pm.
Group calls for wind farm uproar
By Rob McCormick, Peterborough Examiner
Thursday, August 29, 2013 12:02:29 EDT AM
Opponents of a proposed wind farm that straddles Cavan-Monaghan Township and the City of Kawartha Lakes are urging area residents to attend a township council meeting Tuesday to register their opposition to the project.
“Unless you are happy with the continued invasion of our area by industrial wind turbines, please save this information and take action,” states an email sent to residents by ManversWind Concern (MWC), a group opposed to wind farms in the area.
Public meetings on other area wind-turbine projects have been raucous protests, with hundreds of angry residents shouting down representatives of the companies behind the wind farms.
“Some more of your neighbours have decided to steal your property value and carpet-bomb your countryside for a few pieces of silver from a wind company,” the MWC email states.
“Everyone who can, please show up…signs in the parking lot by noon, please…If we do not react, it will be taken as a sign of acceptance.”
The email reminds residents that “rules of decorum at council meetings apply.”
The council meeting takes place at 1 p.m. at the council chambers on County Rd. 10.
The project, the Stoneboat Community Wind Farm, consists of five industrial wind turbines between Stewart Line and Sharpe’s Line on the east and west sides of Dranoel Road north of Hwy. 7A, according to the email.
“This essentially would overlook the Devil’s Elbow area, the new subdivision on the east side of Ski Hill Rd. just north of Bethany, and the new Buddhist temple,” the email states.
“No one will want to purchase property in a town surrounded by a ring of turbines,” the email states. “If you are in the area of this new project, or if you have had enough, please get in touch.”
MWC is fighting three other wind-farm projects in the area.
“We need skill sets and we need contributions to the legal fund,” the email states. “We are well on our way to where we want to be to launch actions against Sumac Ridge (Bethany), Snowy Ridge (Bethany) and Settlers Landing (Pontypool ), but we are nowhere with Stoneboat. So let’s get started.”
At Tuesday’s meeting, council will hear a deputation from Martin Ince of M.K. Ince Inc. the developer of Stoneboat project, the email states.
“It is so important that there is a large turnout at the council meeting… to support Cavan Monaghan council, who on Sept. 7, 2010 passed a resolution requesting a moratorium on industrial wind turbines until independent health studies have been completed and on May 6, 2013 declared the township an ‘unwilling host’ for these industrial projects,” the email states. “Little or no display of public interest will mean that there are no concerns about this power plant.”
Thanks to MWC for getting the word out about the Septrember 3rd council meeting on local radio stations…
And for those who want to have some fun and get into the record books this long weekend……
A unique wind event for those who may be visiting this part of the province over the Labour Day weekend…
Guinness World Record Attempt
MOST WIND PROTESTORS ON A BEACH
Monday Sept.2/13 ( Labour Day Monday )
11am to 1 pm Gobles Grove Beach, Port Elgin
UNITE AND FIGHT
People OPPOSING INDUSTRIAL WIND TURBINES will stand in solidarity, shoulder to shoulder on a beach spelling the word HELP with their bodies while aerial photos and videos are taken. All groups are invited.
HELP STOP THE HARM TO OUR HEALTH, PROPERTY AND OUR RIGHTS.
Be part of a viral message that impacted communities need help.
*See the $300 Infiltec 20 weather barometer that records wind turbine pressure changes that equates to infra and low frequency sound.
*Learn why the FALCONER/DRENNAN Charter Challenge is the one to win, support and donate to.
*Find out why a Noise Nuisance bylaw is a tool your town should have.
Pick up your S.T.O.P. signs. Refreshments available.
( Sponsored by S.T.O.P., Central Bruce Wind Action and SWEAR )
“To reach Gobles Grove, travel south through Port Elgin to Concession 6 (the last set of traffic lights AND the road to the CAW Centre), turn west and follow the road straight to the water. Free parking in the small lot and along the road beside the beach dunes.”
It’s About Water.