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CAW wind turbine: noise, health, and property concerns  

Author:  | Health, Noise, Ontario, Property values

I am writing asking for your support in requesting the CAW [Canadian Auto Workers] to remove the wind turbine which is currently on their property.

As a Developer in the area, I have had sales in the southwest end of Port Elgin fall through because of the noise and health concerns created as a result of the wind turbine running. I have been advised by real estate agents that people won’t even look at properties at that end of town. The value of the land and homes in this area has greatly depreciated due to the wind turbine and is making it challenging to recoup the costs of developing land in this area. This will also impact the Town in the amount of taxes and development fees it will be able to collect.

Homeowners who purchased homes from me in this area and prior to the wind turbine are advising me that they are now suffering from dizziness, vertigo, extreme headaches and vision problems. People are also suffering from high blood pressure, black spots in their vision, nosebleeds and loss of concentration, among other issues. Their health had been fine prior to the wind turbine starting up and this is not what they signed up for when they bought their homes.

We have been constructing homes in Port Elgin for many years and this has been the first time our company is opposing something such as this wind turbine. However, this turbine has been constructed in a very poor location as the revised regulations show. And we are prepared to support all those affected by this wind turbine in having it removed and located to a more appropriate location conforming to the new regulations.

Thank you for your support on this request. Please contact me if I can be of any further assistance in the above-noted matter.

Yours truly,
Barry’s Construction and Insulation Ltd.
Barry Krisselbrink
President

TO: Council, Town of Saugeen Shores, Port Elgin, Ontario
August 8, 2013

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