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Sarnia and Lambton County Wind Farm News

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Large Wind Farm Escort – March 11, 2014

The picture above is going to be an all familiar sight going down our highways over the coming years. With approvals of many large wind farms in Lambton County including the Jericho Wind Energy Centre by Nextera our views as home owners will forever be changed. There has been much protest to these farms as the Not In My Back Yard mentality has taken flight but ultimately the farmers are allowed to lease their land to these wind farms.

It is still a big unknown how much property values will be effected in Lambton county and surrounding these wind farms but my guess is the closer properties may become unsellable which is a huge hit to the residents in these areas. I have only heard anecdotal evidence in other areas about decreases in property values but in doesn’t take a rocket scientist to tell you that it will not be improving values.

The other major talking point which is largely unknown at this point is the health repercussions of these farms. The Wind turbines create noise which can effect animals and humans that have a sensitivity to the frequency that these turbines produce. This is even scarier over the long term than the loss in property values in my opinion.

Here is the link to the Ontario Wind Resistance as well as the Jericho Wind Farm pages so you can get more educated if you are in an effected area. Knowledge is power and we should all know whats going on in our collective back yards!

Ryan Gervais

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Comments (4)

  • Hi Ryan: We live on St Joseph Island and as far as we know there are not any industrial wind turbine projects planned for our area ie we are not 'affected'. As a community health nurse I am well award of the health effects of IWTs. Thanks for bringing this to the attention of your customer base but the NIMBY idea is a sensitive one and not a useful concept because of the pain and suffering of 'victims'. The government has often used this to downplay the health issues. Debbie

  • Thanks for your comment Debbie. I do admit I am not 100% up to speed on all the issues so I appreciate your commentary. I tried to be as balance as possible but figured I would rather write something on the issues to raise awareness that this issue needs.

  • The issue of exorbitant rates paid to these producers is as big an issue as the health risk and the blight on our landscape!

  • I don't quite understand why people feel that the wind farms are a negative. People state health issues and landscape blight, but they never consider the major risk we face with ageing nuclear plants and the disastrous consequences like Fukishima has had in the Pacific. Not only are Hydro plants struggling to produce an ever increasing supply demand, but the cost of that power supply is constantly increasing. I am all for alternative energy, like solar and wind, and reducing our usage with LED bulbs. I am currently building a solar array to cut down on my energy costs as well. We can't always rely on oil and gas to sustain our lifestyle. One day it won't be there. As for windmills when I see them I see art and progress.

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