"A protest against the turbine is planned for Saturday. Cars, trucks, tractors, farm equipment and other vehicles will gather next to The Plex in Port Elgin at 12:30 p.m. The parade will begin at 1 p.m. and proceed south on Highway 21, ending at the CAW gates. Walkers will join the parade at the top of Bruce Road 25 and Highway 21. The protest will wrap up at 3 p.m."
War of words continues as opponents plan protest against CAW wind turbine - Owen Sound Sun Times - Ontario, CA:
The 100-metre industrial wind turbine at the Canadian Auto Workers' Family Education Centre in Port Elgin is effectively a "vanity project," says the lawyer representing several opponents of the project.Read the entire article at the Owen Sound Sun Times site
"I think it's a publicity stunt in the sense that they're hoping to basically convince the public that they are green," said Toronto-based solicitor Nicolas Rouleau.
He said the turbine, which opponents plan to protest against this Saturday, will not generate much electricity and will not be part of a large wind development.
"It's one turbine so it's not as if the CAW is taking big, serious steps to build a wind farm to boost Ontario's green energy policy. It's a turbine that's meant to be purely educational and it's essentially something for the CAW to show off as how green the CAW is and, in that sense, there is no reason to have it where it is."
The turbine project is highly contentious.
Opponents say it is built too close to homes and, as a result, threatens the health and safety of many people and will reduce the value of nearby residential properties.