TORONTO, Jan. 18, 2012 /CNW/ - Wind developer WPD Canada and a farm that
signed a lease to host wind turbines are now both being sued. The claim
seeks an injunction and $2 million in damages related to the proposed
Fairview Wind Farm in Stayner. "This claim seems unique because the
owner of the proposed farm is also being sued" said lawyer Eric
Gillespie. "Landowners who decide to allow turbines may need to look
carefully at their legal position and potential liability" he said.
The claim focuses on alleged devaluation of property. The plaintiff
Sylvia Wiggins and husband John listed their home for sale in 2011.
Showings started but they say ended shortly after the project was
publicized. Recent data shows when a wind company bought out homes near
another Ontario project, on resale the company lost almost 35% of their
value. "These kinds of things appear to be happening with wind farms.
We decided to do something now" said John Wiggins.
SOURCE Eric K. Gillespie Professional Corporation
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