Wherever there is a wind project, there is opposition. One turbine erected by UNIFOR (formerly Canadian Auto Workers) has created much disturbance for nearby residents. Thousands more up and/or planned for Ontario. Ridiculous. Paying for power we don’t need and can’t afford. Our Liberal government marches on, ignoring victims all while patting themselves on the back lying to themselves with the illusion they are saving the planet.
FYI – S-T-O-P = Smithville Turbine Opposition Party and S.T.O.P = Saugeen Shores Turbine Operation Policy
SAUGEEN SHORES –
Because “secrecy breeds mistrust,” Saugeen Shores Coun. John Rich wants “openness and transparency” from officials with the Ministry of Environment (MOE), and UNIFOR (formerly CAW), concerning previously undisclosed noise test results that “appear to reveal” the union’s Port Elgin industrial wind turbine has operated out of compliance with provincial noise regulations.
Through a Freedom of Information (FOI) request, Saugeen Shores Turbine Operation Policy (S.T.O.P) received data detailing 300 complaint-driven observations of noise emissions from the CAW/UNIFOR turbine. The Town’s Notice of Motion said “these observations appear to reveal several incidents where noise emissions from the UNIFOR turbine exceeded the noise standards set by the the MOE.. .which have not been previously disclosed either to the Town of the public at large.” The majority of complaints dealt with sleep disturbance, but also included…
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