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PUT DISTANCE BETWEEN WIND TURBINES AND HOMES, COMMUNITY GROUP
TELLS CITY OF OTTAWA
April 7, 2022, Ottawa—
The only way to prevent or mitigate problems with industrial-scale or grid-scale
wind turbines is to put distance between the huge, noise-emitting machines, community group Ottawa
Wind Concerns told Ottawa’s Agricultural and Rural Affairs Committee (ARAC) today.
It is well known that the large, 60-storey wind turbines produce noise which can affect sleep and health;
the machines can also pose a safety risk if located too close to roads, and a risk to wildlife such as birds
Ottawa Wind Concerns board member Mike Baggott of North Gower, asked that City Planning staff
adopt a 2-kilometre setback between the power generating equipment and homes.
The recommendation is based on a recent statement by community group coalition Wind Concerns
There are more than 2,000 wind turbines in Ontario presently, and the provincial government has more
that 6,000 formal Incident Reports, documenting complaints about noise, many associated with health
Ottawa is currently engaged in developing new zoning bylaws following completion of the city’s new
Official Plan. Ward 21 Councillor Scott Moffatt, a member of ARAC, said that there would be opportunity
for rural residents to engage in the development of new bylaws to protect citizens, should wind power
projects be proposed for Ottawa in the future.
CONTACT: Jane Wilson, Chair, OTTAWA WIND CONCERNS
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Stan Thayer said:
There is nothing new!
Chatham Kent, 2016.
Prince Edward County, 2017.
Greater Napanee, 2018
North Stormont, 2019.
I have attended many meetings concerning industrial wind turbines over the years and now I don’t bother because I know what the usual rhetoric will be, regardless of who says what.
Let me quote some of the same old same old!
We will provide ample time for community discussion.
We will involve those affected landowners when enacting new by-laws.
Lets not allow confusion to get in the way.
Proper zoning will be put in place as needed.
We will do what is best for our constituents.
The most dangerous ten words ever uttered are,,, and I quote many,
I am with the government,,, I am here to help!
The noise problems with industrial wind turbines has a simple fix.
Let them be built just don’t turn them on!
Stan the power man