1/6/10 Night-creeping pro-wind bullies bash Brown County residents signs AND The problem does not exist but please beware of it anyway: falling ice from wind turbines safety warning AND Videos of the day: Mars Hill, Maine
VANDALS TRASH ANTI-WIND SIGNS IN BROWN COUNTY
TOWN OF GLENMORE- Residents in several Brown County communities were visited by vandals who destroyed several homemade signs protesting industrial scale wind projects planned for the area. At least twelve signs in the Towns of Glenmore, Morrison and Holland were knocked down or destroyed shortly after the new year.
"It seems the threats to people supporting our fight against wind turbine projects sited close to rural families has been elevated to a new level" said retired teacher Sandy Johnson speaking about the damage done to a neighbor's signs. "This is obviously meant as a threat"
Resident James Vanden Boogart said the damage was not due to high winds. "The signs had two posts and diagonal braces," he said. "This took some effort"
The Brown County Sheriff's department is taking these threats seriously. Anyone who has had a sign vandalized or has been intimidated in other ways is encouraged to call them at (920) 391-7450 to file a report.
ANOTHER SIGN DESTROYED
More signs knocked down
WIND TURBINE ICE SAFETY NOTICE FROM THE ENBRIDGE ONTARIO RENEWABLE ENERGY OFFICE
POSTED IN: The Shoreline Beacon, www.shorelinebeacon.com
January 4 2011
As with any tall structures, please use caution when approaching wind turbines when potential icing conditions exist. Potential icing conditions can occur at any time during the colder months. Caution should be exercised from November to April inclusive.
The 110 turbine Underwood Wind Farm of EOWP is located in the area two miles north of the Village of Tiverton, just west of Sideroad 30, east of the shores of Lake Huron, and south of the Municipality of Saugeen Shores; and the 5 turbines of Cruickshank Wind Farm are located west of Highway 21 just south of concession 11 in the former Kincardine Township. Please stay well back from each turbine to minimize the potential safety risk due to falling ice. Unauthorized entry to the access roads of the wind turbines is not permitted.
Signage is posted at each wind turbine location.
Contact the Enbridge Ontario Renewable Energy office at 795 Queen Street in Kincardine at 519-396-2440 or 1-877-396-2440 with any concerns.
TODAY'S EXTRA CREDIT QUESTION FROM THE BPWI RESEARCH NERD:
Turbine ice throw: What it is, why it's a problem, and why wind developers continue to insist it's can't happen. Except it has: See video, news reports and pictures.
VIDEOS OF THE DAY
Click on the image below to hear residents of Mars Hill, Maine talk about life with turbines
Click on the image below to see the wind developer's video about the same project