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Nov 17, 2014 - DIVISIONAL COURT CASE
Divisional court case involving industrial wind turbines and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms
Begins Nov 17 at 10:00 a.m. in London at the court house.
WAIT-PW (We're Against Industrial Wind Turbines Plympton-Wyoming) has joined 13 other concerned citizens groups across Ontario in a Coalition.
The Coalition has requested intervenor status on a very important Divisional Court case involving Industrial Wind Turbines and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. The court case will be heard this week on Monday (tomorrow), Tuesday, and Wednesday.
The County of Lambton, representing 11 municipalities, has also sought intervenor status at this hearing and will be present tomorrow morning at 10:00 as well. The Town of Plympton-Wyoming Council also voted to become intervenors; however, timelines prevented the Town from intervening.
The decision on whether or not the County and the Coalition will be allowed to intervene will be heard tomorrow morning (Nov. 17th) starting at 10:00 a.m. in courtroom 20 on the 14th floor of the Courthouse in London. WAIT-PW, is encouraging the concerned citizens of this community and other communities to attend the hearing, especially on Nov. 17th at 10:00 a.m.
Information on the court case can be found on Falconers LLP website
DIVISIONAL COURT LOCATION: COURTROOM 20, 14TH FLOOR, 80 DUNDAS STREET , LONDON (parking and entrance off Queens Ave.) starting at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, November 17, 18, 19, 2014.
Downtown London Map
80 Dundas St.
SUNCOR - ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW TRIBUNAL On Thursday and Friday (Nov 20 and 21) the Suncor Cedar Point Industrial Wind Power Plant hearing will continue at the Camlachie Community Centre in Plympton-Wyoming starting at 10:00 a.m. We will hear from the approval holder's (wind developer's) expert witnesses this week.
Ingrid Willemsen -519-384-2827
Santo Giorno - 519-908-9466
Little Current, Ontario
Nov 11, 2014 - Environmental Review Tribunal – Wednesday Start
November 12th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st Plympton-Wyoming
The Environmental Review Tribunal involving Suncor’s Cedar Point Wind Power Plant Project begins on Wednesday at the Camlachie Cummunity Centre at 10:00 a.m. 6767 Camlachie Sideroad, Plympton-Wyoming, ON
On Thursday, November 13th, the hearing has tentatively been scheduled to relocate to the County of Lambton Council Chambers where, if technology permits, Dr. Mariana Alves-Pereira will appear as an expert witness for the Bryce appellants on video from Portugal. Start time at 10:00 a.m. County of Lambton Building: 789 Broadway Street, Box 3000 Wyoming Ontario N0N 1T0 CANADA
On Friday, the hearing has tentatively been scheduled to relocate back to the Camlachie Community Centre with a start time of 10:00 a.m. where Dr. Arline L Bronzaft from New York will appear for the appellants as an expert witness in person.
Please watch our Facebook Page and our Website for changes to the schedule.
PLEASE PLAN TO ATTEND
Divisional Court Case in London
November 17, 18, 19th
The much-anticipated divisional court case involving the Drennans, Dixon and Ryans and the Kroeplins will be heard on November 17, 18, 19th in London. We encourage everyone to please attend if possible. WAIT-PW is part of a coalition of concerned citizens groups across Ontario arguing to intervene on this court case on the morning of November 17th, 2014.
For information on the divisional court case, please visit www.falconers.ca
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The following is a list of the various parties who are involved in this hearing.
Appellants: Mr. & Mrs. L. Bryce represented by the Falconers Firm
Party status: Lambton County represented by Mr. David Cribbs
Participant status: Town of Plympton Wyoming represented by Eric Gillespie Firm
Participant status: E. Bellavance (on behalf of WAIT-PW)
Presenters: Anishnabeg Women
Witnesses: Appellants (4), MOE (1), Lambton County (1), Suncor (9)
Tentative schedule: Nov 12 Opening Statements by Parties (AM) Lambton County Witness (PM) Nov 13 Lance and Kim Bryce (AM) Dr. Mariana Alves-Pereira (PM or by phone video) Nov 14 Dr. Arline L. Bronzaft (AM) Participants/Presenters (PM) Nov 20 Respondent Witnesses Brian Howe (AH) Jody Hood (AH) AH means Approval Holder - Suncor Nov 21 Dan Bunner (AH) IBI Group (AH) Dec 18 Dr. McCunney/Dr. Ollson (AH) Dec 19 Dr. Mundt (AH) Presenters supporting AH's position.
Contact: Ingrid Willemsen. 519-384-2827
Oct 15, 2014 - Town of Plympton-Wyoming Bylaws passed - Number 62 regulating wind turbine noise, and Number 46 regulating permits for wind turbines including requirements for insurance and decommissioning.
Oct 20, 2014 - Revolutionary bylaw created in Plympton-Wyoming, Ontario, Canada
Bylaw includes ILFN (Infra and Low Frequency Noise) penalties and is attracting attention from around the world
Plympton Wyoming, Ontario, Mayor Lonny Napper:
“When I took an oath to protect my community, I took it very seriously.”
“People are suffering in other projects. My community is slated for multiple developers and several proposed wind projects. The time for action, and protective measures, has been with us for some time now….we can’t continue to bounce around the same arguments and with no noticeable gain in community health rights. The protection of health is first.”
"“The information about what other communities are suffering, disruption, noise, degradation of precious landscapes, seriously divided communities, and to see that this possible devastation is in my full view, for my residents, something has to give.”
“With all the available evidence from around the world about the effects of Low Frequency and Infrasound from industrial wind turbines, it amazes me that the alarms are not sounding earlier and stronger."
Brown County Board of Health in Wisconsin USA declares the Shirley Industrial Wind Power Project a Human Health "Hazard".
"To declare the Industrial Wind Turbines at Shirley Wind Project in the Town of Glenmore, Brown County, WI. A Human Health Hazard for all people (residents, workers, visitors, and sensitive passersby) who are exposed to Infrasound/Low Frequency Noise and other emissions potentially harmful to human health."
See attached press release for more information.
Thank you for your interest!
May 5, 2014- Community Event on Wind Farms in Plympton-Wyoming
Lawyers Julian Falconer, Asha James and Junaid Subhan attended a community event in Plympton-Wyoming. The event was held by WAIT-PW to educate Plympton-Wyoming residents about the impending Suncor Cedar Point wind project. Julian Falconer spoke to the audience of more than 500 people about ongoing legal cases involving wind companies and Charter challenges about the process for granting Renewable Energy Approvals.
Julian Falconer spoke to the audience, explaining the flawed logic behind the Green Energy Act. Watch this 24 minute video as he elaborates, and ties in the violations against human rights and the constitution.
WAIT-PW has been monitoring the fight against industrial wind turbines across the province for the past 2 years. In the fall of 2012, WAIT-PW became aware of the Drennan Family and SWEAR (Safe Wind Energy for All Residents) and their Charter of Rights and Freedoms challenge led by the Falconer law firm (Falconers LLP).
In the spring of 2013, WAIT-PW developed objection letters based on the Charter Challenge led by Julian Falconer and Asha James. It was felt then and now that the Charter Challenge provides the greatest hope as a long term strategy to protect us from the harm caused by industrial wind turbine development in our community.
WAIT-PW has participated in two Environmental Review Tribunals led by Asha James of the Falconer firm since the fall of 2013. Important evidence came out of the three Tribunals. Julian Falconer referenced the availability of some of this testimony during his presentation on May 5th at the Camlachie Community Centre. See: www.Falconers.ca
David Michaud Transcript
David Michaud Summary
(Photo from Suncor's Ripley Wind Project, courtesy of Santo Giorno)
Donations can be made payable to WAIT-PW and gratefully accepted by mail to:
PO Box 219
Plympton Wyoming, ON
Donations can be deposited directly to WAIT-PW, at any branch of Southwest Regional Credit Union by specifying our account as WAIT-PW. Donations also available online.
We are not a non-profit organization. We are a group of concerned citizens. Please ask your accountant if donations will be tax deducible.
Julian Falconer explains the essence of the Charter Challenge in a video on the right side of this page from Wind Victims Ontario. The podcast at the bottom of the page from GFB (Goldhawk Fights Back) is good too.
Here is a photo gallery of wind turbines from north of Goderich, taken on Canada Day weekend, 2012. Move your mouse over the images on the left to change the large picture. These industrial installations are not desirable in Plympton-Wyoming or Lambton County.
As a non-profit, volunteer organization,100% of your donation goes to fight wind turbine development. There are no paid positions in WAIT-PW.
Our Mission Statement:
Plympton Wyoming residents informing the public, to dispel the misinformation about Industrial Wind Turbines.
We aim to preserve and promote our existing rural landscape and small town values, free of danger to our health, economy, and free from division amongst our residents.
How we do this:
1) We provide fact based information about the impact of Industrial Wind Turbines.
2) We provide this information to the public, the media and to all levels of government through town hall meetings, web & print resources, and by individual, personal contact where possible.
3) We seek everyone concerned to join us now!
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