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Experts see no risk from turbines

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Experts see no risk from turbines

  Experts in risk assessment, public and aviation safety said they saw no risk of collision between skydivers or aircraft and two wind turbines to the west of Skydive Burnaby in Wainfleet. Tony Cox and Terry Kelly testified on behalf of Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc. at an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing in the township on […]

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Budget on Wainfleet council agenda

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Budget on Wainfleet council agenda

Wainfleet residents could see a nearly three percent increase on their taxes this year as council considers the 2014 budget. Township treasurer Robyn Madere will present the budget at a special meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28, before the regular council meeting. Madere’s report shows Wainfleet’s proposed budget at $4,685,688 for 2014, up from 2013’s figure […]

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Wind chill warning for south Niagara

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Wind chill warning for south Niagara

Environment Canada has issued a wind chill warning for south Niagara overnight and into Friday morning. “A cold Arctic airmass remains over much of Southern Ontario with overnight lows once again expected to be in the low minus twenties, ” the warning said. Winds, Environment Canada said, are forecast to pick up from the southwest […]

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Building a turbine

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Building a turbine

A section of tower on Wainfleet Wind Energy Inc.’s turbine No. 3 was lifted into place Thursday on the Concession 1 site of the five wind turbine project. The wind company is installing 5 Vestas V100-1.8MW turbines that are 95 metres high and will generate an estimated 26 million kilowatt hours per year. http://www.wainfleetwindenergy.ca/ Two […]

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Lien slapped on Wainfleet meth lab property

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Lien slapped on Wainfleet meth lab property

Wainfleet will use a priority lien to recoup $50,000 from a property that was home to an alleged meth lab raided by police in January 2011 Council used the Fire Protection and Prevention Act and the Municipal Act to put the lien on the property at 85014 Marshagan Rd., at Creek Rd., in the northwest […]

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Trying to reach a settlement on wind turbines

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Trying to reach a settlement on wind turbines

A motion to adjourn an Environmental Review Tribunal hearing was dropped as lawyers for the two parties asked for time to resolve the issue of two wind turbines near a skydive facility in Wainfleet. “Our client’s motion was to go ahead this morning,” said Skydive Burnaby lawyer Eric Gillespie Wednesday morning. The hearing was convened […]

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