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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch in its noncommercial educational effort to help keep readers informed about developments related to industrial wind energy. They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of National Wind Watch. They are the products of and owned by the organizations or individuals noted and are shared here according to “fair use” and “fair dealing” provisions of copyright law.

November 15, 2023 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Fire-damaged wind turbine being dismantled

A wind turbine north of Goderich that went up in flames in June of this year is finally being dismantled. The blades and nacelle of the fire-ravaged turbine were being taken apart by a crane Tuesday. The turbine, located on Golf Course Road, caught fire in the early morning hours of June 3, 2023. Goderich fire crews contained the blaze to the turbine itself, letting the fire burn itself out after several hours due to the 100-metre height of the . . . Complete story »

June 17, 2023 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Lightning strike likely caused wind turbine fire: company

Lightning likely sparked a wind turbine fire in Muirkirk, east of Chatham, Thursday night, a company official says. Fire crews from Station 10 Orford responded to 20275 Duart Rd. at 7:15 p.m. and secured the area. No injuries were reported and the cause was undetermined, fire officials said in a release Thursday night. The fire struck Tower 2 at the Gesner wind farm, said Saturn Power chief executive Doug Wagner. “The probable cause of this fire is believed to be . . . Complete story »

June 17, 2023 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Another wind turbine bursts out in flames

Just two weeks after a turbine fire near Goderich, another turbine has gone up in flames. This time Thursday evening in Muirkirk, about 50 minutes southwest of London. Video posted to social media showed flames erupting from the top of the turbine, followed by a lightning strike that was also caught on camera. According to Chatham-Kent fire, crews from Station 10 in Orford responded to the scene around 7:15 p.m. Complete story »

June 3, 2023 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Wind turbine erupts into flames north of Goderich, Ont.

Todd Edginton could hardly believe his eyes when he looked out his back door to find a wind turbine on fire. He wasn’t alone, as people stopped just north of Goderich to see the spectacle unfold. “I was going back to the cottage along Highway 21 from Goderich, and saw this. I said to myself, ‘Something odd is going on here,’ so I came looking to see what was happening,” said Listowel native, Warren Howard. Salman Hossain was heading to . . . Complete story »

May 12, 2023 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Latest well water testing raises toxicity concerns

Area residents have long complained their water wells were ruined when the wind farms came into play. Concerns that water wells in Chatham-Kent may be toxic to human health continue for residents in Dover and North Kent. That’s according to Christine Burke of the Wallaceburg Area Wind Concerns group and geologist Keith Benn who recently obtained test results from nine area wells. The analyses were performed by an independent laboratory in Livonia, Mich, known for its role in the Flint . . . Complete story »

April 21, 2023 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Copper wires stolen out of wind turbines in Grand Valley

The Dufferin Detachment of the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is investigating damage to turbines and theft of copper wire from a wind farm in the Township of Grand Valley. Sometime between Apr. 13, at 4:00 p.m., and Apr. 14, at 9:00 a.m., the suspect(s) entered a wind farm on Amaranth-East Luther Townline and stole the aluminum staircases as well as copper wire to three turbines. The investigation is continuing, and the Dufferin OPP is asking for the public’s assistance in . . . Complete story »

April 14, 2023 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Damage to wind turbines under investigation in Lakeshore

Lakeshore OPP are asking the public to report anything about vandalism to wind turbines in the area. According to provincial police, Lakeshore detachment officers are investigating damaged wind turbines at two different locations. The first case was reported on April 4. The damage was evident on the transformer of the wind turbine – a component which is typically located on the ground near the tower. The second incident was reported on Wednesday. Workers attending a different wind turbine site noticed damage . . . Complete story »

April 13, 2023 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Rural resident sounds a warning: Wind turbines are not the solutions

It’s no secret that being denied a good night’s sleep prevents us from firing on all cylinders; trying to work with continual irritating sounds can be just as mind-rattling. While many residents of downtown Ottawa suffered weeks of sleepless nights due to horn honking during the 2022 convoy, residents of rural Ontario have been enduring years of restless nights and are still waiting to have their grievances about wind turbines heard. The turbines produce a low-frequency sound that is irritating. . . . Complete story »

April 12, 2023 • Blogs, OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Industrial wind turbines are the proverbial yo-yo

Over the past few days those of us living in southeastern Ontario couldn’t help but notice the ups and downs of the wind with both windy ones followed by almost a mid-summer doldrum! As a result of that experience it was worth a look at some IESO data and that is displayed below in a screenshot of April 4th to 9th taken on April 9th. The green on the chart shows the IWT (industrial wind turbines) grid connected generation over . . . Complete story »

September 15, 2022 • OntarioPrint storyE-mail story

Concerns over wind turbines continue despite no new applications

Eganville – Concerns over the impact of wind turbines are continuing for local researcher Carmen Krogh, despite the fact no new wind farm applications have been submitted locally. “I have been told by some they are likely coming to Renfrew County,” she told BV council last Tuesday. “I don’t have proof of that.” A local researcher into the effects of wind turbines, she has been widely published and has spoken internationally on the subject for years, warning about the dangers . . . Complete story »

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