"STAYNER—The little hut not far from the end of Kevin Elwood’s airstrip looks more like a hobbit house than anything: almost a play house, a mere 16 by 20 feet.The entire article can be read at The Star
But since it comes complete with electricity, running water and a septic system it qualifies as a dwelling.
And it’s part of a game of tic-tac-toe between a wind developer and a group of local residents who want nothing to do with wind turbines."
The residents have been sprinkling mini-houses like Elwood’s in the path of proposed turbines – knowing that provincial rules forbid turbines from being erected within 550 metres of a dwelling.
It has cost them hundreds of thousands of dollars in legal expenses, permit fees and building materials.
“It has taken a lot of money and a lot of time,” says Elwood’s neighbour Chuck Magwood, who has 400 acres nearby, with a similar mini-house, one of seven in total that are either built, permitted, or under construction.
“But we haven’t even started to do what it takes to win.”