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Anti-turbine protest planned for weekend 

Credit:  Mary Golem, QMI Agency, Shoreline Beacon, www.shorelinebeacon.com 28 February 2012 ~~

It’s being billed as a CAW revolt.

Members of S.T.O.P. – Saugeen Shores Turbine Operation Policy, a resident-based advocacy group dedicated to educating the public on the risks of industrial wind turbine operating too close to people’s home, workplaces and schools – is organizing a protest parade in Port Elgin for Saturday, March 3 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Tractors of all sizes, trucks, trailers and decorated cars are being asked to assemble at 12:30 p.m. at Doll Road and Highway 21, across from the Bruce County Library in Port Elgin’s industrial park Walkers are welcome to join the parade at any point, as protestors demand a moratorium on wind turbine construction.

The protest parade will begin at 1 p.m. and will head south on Hwy. 21, ending at the CAW gates, the home of Saugeen Shores’ latest industrial wind turbine.

Construction on the 35-storey high turbine was completed a couple of weeks ago.

“Town and country folk … unite”, a poster promoting the protest parade reads. “CAW’s turbine represents why we need a moratorium now … health and safety problems, property devaluation, denial of municipal input, hurts tourism, kills birds, no government accountability and skyrocketing electricity bills.”

More information about the protest can be obtained at stop.the.turbine@gmail.com

Source:  Mary Golem, QMI Agency, Shoreline Beacon, www.shorelinebeacon.com 28 February 2012

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