WAIT urging neighbours to sign objections to turbine project

Suncor Energy's map of where the 46 industrial wind turbines in the Cedar Point project will be placed.

Suncor Energy’s map of where the 46 industrial wind turbines in the Cedar Point project will be placed.

Protestors will be urging Plympton-Wyoming residents to sign formal letters of objection to the Suncor Energy’s wind project tomorrow.

Suncor is in the final planning stages of the Cedar Point Energy Project which has 46 turbines in Plympton-Wyoming and Lambton Shores. Twenty-eight of those will be in Plympton-Wyoming in the Camlachie area.

The project has not been without controversy. The local council put tough bylaws in place under the Municipal Act calling for the turbines to be two kilometers from home, not the 550 meters the province requires. Plympton-Wyoming also put in place huge development charges and a $200,000 deposit per turbine to protect the municipality when the project is decommissioned. Suncor is challenging the bylaw in court.

Suncor is holding its final public meetings on the project, Tuesday in Camlachie, Wednesday in Thedford and Thursday in Watford. Residents will get a chance to see the final plans before the Ministry of the Environment reviews the project.

The citizen’s group WAIT (We’re Against Industrial Turbines) Plympton-Wyoming says it is important residents get out to the meeting and voice their objections to the project. WAIT is planning a protest and will be handing out information about their concerns objection letters for people to sign.

– Heather Wright

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