Warning to Dufferin County Residents

mel-015-web“This is a warning to local residents that live in Dufferin county near the 230 kV power line that the local wind company is installing. 301 poles have been installed incorrectly. They have been drilled into the water table without properly sealing them. This company has been drilling since spring and has been given until mid to end of September to mitigate the problem by MOECC (Ministry of Environment and Climate Change) Garry Tomlinson . Meanwhile there is possible water contamination to all local wells in this area. If you live anywhere near this power line you should contact your township or Scott Burns of Dufferin County for more information.”

“If you want to see this disaster start heading north on rail line starting at Holmes agrico on 3 rd line . Go through amaranth township , town of Shelburne Melanchthon township where it ends at county rd 21 and 3 rd . This area is where they have drilled through a pile of cattle manure in to the water table if you want prof of this contact Garry Tomlinson of the MOECC. None of these poles are sealed from the top or bottom this allows all contaminants like herbicides pesticides oils all run from farm fields to enter into the water table.”

By slednaut
Posted on OWR website, July 31, 2013

Shelburne council wants plans before Dufferin Wind Power proceeds

Tension filled the Shelburne Council chambers Monday night when Town staff and councillors faced a large delegation of Dufferin Wind Power (DWP) representatives.

The wind turbine company began constructing a 230-kilovolt underground transmission line on the County-owned former CP Rail rail corridor last week. Council, concerned about a letter of review from their municipal engineer, wanted to see the DWP plans, which they had expected to receive prior to construction commencing. Continue reading

Wind Turbines take terrible toll on animals

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I’ve recently reported on the bizarre behavior of animals, 1,600 miscarriages, and fetal deformities at a mink farm in Denmark after the installation and full operation on September 2013 of four 3-MW VESTAS wind turbines within a short distance (328 m) from Kaj Bank Olesen’s fur farm

Mark Duchamp, Chairman of World Council on Nature, released an update on June 23, 2014 that farmer Olesen now believes that when the wind blows from the South West where the wind turbines are located, “mother minks attack their own puppies.”  Olesen put down over twenty mink pups and forty are under observation because of deep bites.

The online Aoh.Dk referenced how, since the wind turbines “began to spin last fall, the number of stillbirths and deformed puppies increased fivefold.” Farmer Kaj Olesen Bank also explained, “The proportion of females that refused to mate has quadrupled as compared to last year when there were no wind turbines behind his mink farm.” Continue reading

Shelburne has woken up to wind project realities

Golly gee Shelburne. You have only now woken up to the realities of the Dufferin Wind project. Now you realize that it is not just a Melancthon issue. Only when it is in your own backyard do you actually take notice. You have finally discovered that DWP only plays nice until they get what they want from you.

Despite the warnings from various citizens in letters to Shelburne council and from a  community group, you only now notice what is happening. You were warned so you can’t say that you never saw that coming. We told you so.

(see links to newspaper postings about Shelburne’s issues: http://www.orangeville.com/news-story/4583545-shelburne-left-in-the-dark-by-wind-project/  and http://citizen.on.ca/?p=2179 )

 

Dufferin Wind project poor “corporate citizen” says Shelburne Council

This story should be a lesson to every council in Ontario listening to the proposed gifts and community benefits proffered by wind power developers. As one mayor told the Not A Willing Host group meeting in Ottawa last year, Once they’ve got everything they want from you, it’s no more mister nice guy.

The Town of Shelburne is now up against Dufferin Wind which is flouting safety rule openly, even where children are concerned, refusing to provide details on the project, and generally being a bully.  Read Banner story.

Posted June 18, 2014 on Wind Concerns Ontario

Council wants more data before DWP proceeds with 230kv line

Tension filled the Shelburne Council chambers Monday night when Town staff and councillors faced a large delegation of Dufferin Wind Power (DWP) representatives.

The wind turbine company began constructing a 230-kilovolt underground transmission line on the County-owned former CP Rail rail corridor last week.  Council, concerned about a letter of review from their municipal engineer, wanted to see the DWP plans, which they had expected to receive prior to construction commencing. Continue reading

Shelburne left in the dark by Dufferin Wind

Shelburne town council is tired of feeling “half pregnant” regarding the limbo that is the Dufferin Wind Power project.

According to the Dufferin Wind Power website, local farmers and landowners who are involved in this project are enthusiastic about helping to provide clean energy for future generations, while also contributing to the financial well-being of the Dufferin community.

But not everybody is so enthusiastic. So far, the Town of Shelburne has received little in the way of co-operation from the project’s proponents. And, as was evidenced during a regular scheduled council meeting on Monday, the municipal government is fed up with the lack of attention. Continue reading