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Wind blows, mayor says  

Credit:  By PAUL MORDEN, THE OBSERVER, www.theobserver.ca 20 August 2010 ~~

Building wind turbines close to the Lake Huron shoreline will hurt tourism, says the mayor of Lambton Shores.

A standing committee of Lambton County council backed Gord Minielly’s request Thursday for a staff report on the potential impact of off shore wind turbines.

Ontario proposed rules for offshore wind turbines in June that included a five kilometre buffer zone.

Three companies have submitted 12 off shore applications Lake Huron sites as near as 50 metres from shore, and as far as 30 kilometres offshore, the Ministry of Natural Resources says.

Minielly said Lambton Shores staff are also preparing a report on wind turbines.

Source:  By PAUL MORDEN, THE OBSERVER, www.theobserver.ca 20 August 2010

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