[ exact phrase in "" • results by date ]

[ Google-powered • results by relevance ]


Add NWW headlines to your site (click here)

when your community is targeted

Get weekly updates

RSS feeds and more

Keep Wind Watch online and independent!

Donate via Stripe

Donate via Paypal

Selected Documents

All Documents

Research Links


Press Releases


Campaign Material

Photos & Graphics


Allied Groups

Wind Watch is a registered educational charity, founded in 2005.

News Watch Home

Residents continue their fight against CHS wind turbine 

Credit:  By: Lindsay Seewalt | Cochrane Eagle | www.cochraneeagle.com 25 July 2012 ~~

A group of Cochrane Heights residents continues to be very vocal with local media outlets about their fervent opposition to the proposed 60-foot high wind turbine that the Cochrane High Sustainable Development Committee has applied to install on the west side of the school this fall.

Concerned citizens and area stakeholders, Brenda Samborski and Dimitry Scholte, appeared in a CTV newscast July 20, reiterating their concerns about the proposed wind turbine and their frustration with what they say has been a lack of transparency and willingness to compromise by supporters of the turbine at Cochrane High.

“Nothing has really changed from our perspective,” said Samborski. “Just that we have needed to go through the media because the school doesn’t want to listen to us.”

The group’s concerns include the visual obstruction the construct would cause, the lack of evidence about the impact of wind turbines on human and animal health when placed in residential areas that Health Canada now admits to and low-frequency noise.

Health Canada announced last week that they will commence a study on the effects of wind turbine noise on people who live in close proximity to them.

Samborski said that she wants the community to understand that she and her fellow group members are all for green energy solutions and would support the project – should it be moved to a more rural location.

The group is holding a public information consult on July 26, meeting on the sidewalk in front of Cochrane High School at 7:30 p.m.

“We’re going to be giving out information about the petition and why we haven’t been coming around with it (because a petition can only be enacted after a decision has been made by the Cochrane Planning Committee, or CPC), information about the permit application process and the role of the CPC and we are encouraging people to voice their concerns with local media,” explained Samborski.

Jared Kassel, manager of development services for the Town of Cochrane said the CPC should reach a decision by mid-August; should the permit be approved, those who oppose it will have a period around two weeks to appeal the decision; learn more at cochrane.ca.

Source:  By: Lindsay Seewalt | Cochrane Eagle | www.cochraneeagle.com 25 July 2012

This article is the work of the source indicated. Any opinions expressed in it are not necessarily those of National Wind Watch.

The copyright of this article resides with the author or publisher indicated. As part of its noncommercial educational effort to present the environmental, social, scientific, and economic issues of large-scale wind power development to a global audience seeking such information, National Wind Watch endeavors to observe “fair use” as provided for in section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law and similar “fair dealing” provisions of the copyright laws of other nations. Send requests to excerpt, general inquiries, and comments via e-mail.

Wind Watch relies entirely
on User Funding
   Donate via Stripe
(via Stripe)
Donate via Paypal
(via Paypal)


e-mail X FB LI M TG TS G Share

News Watch Home

Get the Facts
© National Wind Watch, Inc.
Use of copyrighted material adheres to Fair Use.
"Wind Watch" is a registered trademark.


Wind Watch on X Wind Watch on Facebook Wind Watch on Linked In

Wind Watch on Mastodon Wind Watch on Truth Social

Wind Watch on Gab Wind Watch on Bluesky