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These news and opinion items are gathered by National Wind Watch 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.


April 14, 2020 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Assiniboia residents fear construction project could bring COVID-19 to town

Assiniboia, Sask., Mayor Bob Himbeault says his constituents are concerned about the ongoing construction of a wind power plant that employs mostly out-of-province workers. There are worries the workers will bring COVID-19 into the town. He’s now sent a letter to the provincial government, asking them consider putting the project on hold. “We’ve been getting lots of phone calls and, really, I guess our first thought was, ‘Would it be feasible to postpone this project?’ and if it’s not feasible, . . . Complete story »


April 10, 2020 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Wind farm construction project raises COVID-19 concerns

The proponents of a large wind energy project near Assiniboia, Sask., have moved to calm fears about an influx of temporary and out-of-province workers amid COVID-19. Construction is resuming on the Golden South Wind project just outside the town. It broke ground last summer and when complete it is expected to provide 200 megawatts of wind power through 59 turbines. It is located on about 34,000 acres of leased agricultural land in the rural municipalities of Stonehenge and Lake of . . . Complete story »


April 8, 2020 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Assiniboia, Sask. residents call for windmill project postponement during COVID-19 pandemic

A 50-turbine windmill project outside of Assiniboia, Sask. is generating concerns for residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Potentia Renewables Inc.’s Golden South Wind Energy Facility broke ground in August 2019. But due to the threat of coronavirus transmission, dozens want the project postponed. “If it’s delayed for a couple of months, yes, it’s going to hurt someone financially, but it doesn’t hurt anybody’s health or risk anybody’s life,” said Dwayne Woolhouse, an organic farmer near Assiniboia. Woolhouse, who lives five . . . Complete story »


January 10, 2019 • Saskatchewan, U.S.Print storyE-mail story

Sask. appeal court upholds extradition of man charged in wind turbine sales fraud to U.S.

A Canadian man arrested in Saskatoon in 2016 after years on the lam lost his appeal of an extradition order to stand trial in the U.S on fraud charges related to a failed wind turbine business that once attracted celebrity attention. James Alan Rowan is now awaiting his extradition to the U.S. to stand trial on one count of wire fraud and one count of securities fraud. Rowan spent about four years at large after he was indicted by a . . . Complete story »


October 24, 2018 • Canada, Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario, SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Trudeau imposes carbon tax, with rebates, on four provinces

Justin Trudeau is imposing a carbon tax on provinces that have balked at implementing their own, doubling down on what will be a core fight in Canada’s next election. Trudeau announced a plan Tuesday to tax industrial emitters and fuels in holdout provinces. The fuel surcharge alone will raise about C$2.3 billion ($1.8 billion) in revenue next year, rising to C$5.6 billion by 2022-2023. The baseline price on carbon will be C$20 per metric tonne initially, rising to C$50 by . . . Complete story »


October 23, 2018 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Saskatchewan selects wind farm project

Saskatchewan’s largest wind farm project should be operating by 2021. Environment minister Dustin Duncan, who is also responsible for SaskPower, said last week Potentia Renewables was selected from among 29 candidates to build a 200-megawatt facility just south of Assiniboia. The Gold South wind farm would include up to 60 turbines in the rural municipalities of Lake of the Rivers and Stonehenge. The project has been in the works since 2009, according to the company website, and will be located . . . Complete story »


October 6, 2018 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

How-to guide in the works for wind energy projects in Sask.

A how-to guide is being created to help wind and solar energy developers find the path of least resistance to building in Saskatchewan. The World Wildlife Fund is working with the University of Saskatchewan, SaskPower and the First Nations Power Authority to develop an online tool for proponents to identify project locations. Greg Poelzer, a professor from the University of Saskatchewan School of Environment and Sustainability, said the goal is to meet renewable energy targets by helping future projects succeed. . . . Complete story »


September 20, 2018 • Press releases, SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Government Of Saskatchewan Approves Blue Hill Wind Energy Project

Environment Minister Dustin Duncan has approved a large-scale wind energy project in the province. This is the first large-scale wind energy project approved under The Environmental Assessment Act. Located south of Herbert, the Blue Hill Wind Energy Project will be developed and operated by Algonquin Power Co. (a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp.) and is expected to include up to 56 wind turbines The turbines will add 177 megawatts of wind energy for SaskPower customers – enough energy . . . Complete story »


September 20, 2018 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

Saskatchewan approves new wind energy project with 56 turbines

HERBERT, Sask. – The Saskatchewan government says a large-scale wind energy project has been approved for the province’s southwest as a way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The Blue Hill Wind Energy Project will be located south of Herbert, Sask., and is expected to have 56 wind turbines. Environment Minister Dustin Duncan says the project demonstrates the government’s commitment to renewable energy. Saskatchewan has consistently opposed a federal carbon tax which would put a price on carbon emissions. The province . . . Complete story »


April 5, 2018 • SaskatchewanPrint storyE-mail story

RM of Rocanville holding plebiscite on wind farm

Ratepayers in the RM of Rocanville will be going to the polls on April 5 to vote in a plebiscite on a bylaw that will determine if a wind farm can be built in the RM of Rocanville. The current bylaw limits the height of wind turbines to 100 meters. A proposed bylaw amendment would change the height limit to 200 meters. Nextera Energy, a wind farm developer in discussion with some landowners in the RM of Rocanville for development . . . Complete story »


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