This is a real blow to the beauty of Manitoulin Island and La Cloche. It should never have been allowed to happen.

Ontario Wind Resistance

Beautiful Manitoulin Island will soon see 24 2.5MW turbines on MacLean’s Mountain.
370 comments from the public were sent to the Ministry of Environment. What was that that McGuinty said today? “… Proposed wind turbine projects that do not have local support “will go to the back of the line.”” Wow, somehow these two statements do not add up, McGuinty.
Approval:Environmental Registry
Comments:Comments

MOE excuses:
Concerns related to health effects
The Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health’s report concluded that scientific evidence available to date does not demonstrate a direct causal link between wind turbine noise and adverse health effects. Scientific evidence to date indicates that, at the typical setback distances in Ontario, there is no direct health risk from wind turbine noise, including low frequency noise and infrasound.

Consultation inadequate
The MOE has reviewed the proponent’s Consultation Report and deemed that it satisfies the legislative requirements outlined…

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About jonbutlerphoto

Jon Butler is a Zen practitioner, haiku poet, photographer and retired newspaper executive who changed his clothes to enjoy the passing seasons of life. He has been capturing and enjoying the natural light of La Cloche for more than 35 years. He concentrates on solitary, contemplative landscapes, natural colour and atmospheric effects. In 2015 Jon began creating a series of Photo Montage prints using his original photographs. It is an opportunity to explore a sequence of dreams or dreams of a sequence. Jon and his wife Kerry live in the village of Willisville located in the heart of the La Cloche Mountains. Kerry's photographs are available at Perivale Gallery, Manitoulin Island. They are founding members of the La Cloche Mountains Preservation Society and the Willisville Mountain Project, dedicated to preserve Willisville Mountain and the beauty of La Cloche. Their winter months are spent in Pass-a-Grille, Florida (Willisville South) enjoying health and the Tampa Zen Center. The books ‘Visions of La Cloche, Contemplating La Cloche with Words and Photographs’ and 'La Cloche Spirit: Contemplating Beginner's Mind' are still available online at www.blurb.ca/user/lacloche. Jon’s exhibit ‘La Cloche Spirit: The Equivalent Light’ was part of the Toronto international photography show CONTACT2012 before exhibiting in Gore Bay and Sudbury in 2012. Jon’s photographs are available at Turners Gallery of Little Current, The Art Gallery of Sudbury shop, Killarney Park Store, and The Red Dog in Whitefish Falls.
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