Airport chair stands by comments on wind turbines - Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin - Ontario, CA:
"Your letter of the day in the Tuesday edition of The Enterprise Bulletin certainly caught my eye. It began with a headline:Read the full letter completely, to the blunt conclusion, at The Collingwood Enterprise Bulletin Site
"WHAT'S WITH THE AIRPORT AND TURBINES?"
Robert Knox correctly identifies me as Chair of the Airport Services Board, but chose not to disclose that he is a prominent disciple in the pro-wind farm sector. As a professional engineer I certainly understand the virtues of wind turbines, in the appropriate applications and settings.
It is thus rather offensive to me at least, when Mr. Knox attempts to soothe your readers with such advice that, "Neither Mr. Tatham, the Airport Board, the developer, nor the Province of Ontario decides where a turbine or any other structure goes in relation to an airport. Transport Canada sets the rules for the safety and security for airports like Collingwood."
Hopefully remarks like this arise from Mr. Knox's ignorance of the protocols and regulations, and not from an intention to mislead your readers."