THUNDER BAY – The timing demonstrates that it is very likely that the Horizon Wind Farm will be an election issue this fall in Thunder Bay. The Nor’Wester Mountain Escarpment Protection Committee has presented a petition to Mayor Lynn Peterson and to Horizon Wind Inc, with 1,275 signatures on it objecting to the project.
In a letter to Mayor Peterson, Ingrid Bond states, “Please find attached a copy of a letter addressed to Mr. Anthony Zwig of Horizon Wind Inc. (presented to his staff yesterday) and our original signed petitions for your review. These 1,275 signatures are from residents living in the City or close proximity to the City. They object to any approval of industrial wind turbines without a full independent assessment to address the viability of industrial wind power; the impact of construction on wildlife and the environment as well as the adverse affects on peoples’ health, quality of life and investment in their properties.
“We are hopeful that these signatures will identify that the Nor’Wester Mountain Escarpment Protection Committee isn’t just a “small loud group of citizens”, but indeed, concerned, loyal tax ratepayers, committed to our homes and families”.
Horizon Wind Inc. just completed a series of public meetings on the wind farm project this week.
Here are links to both Horizon Wind Inc.’s website and the NMEPC’s website: