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CBC The National reports on turbine threat to birds at Ostrander Point

On Wednesday October 5, the CBC National News team was at Ostrander Point and the Observatory and filmed a Sharp-shinned hawk (Accipiter striatus) caught and banded. Accipiters are small to medium-sized hawks known for their swift flight. This CBC News video  is now available through our online link. 

The CBC has made a major shift in it’s stance toward wind turbines and their relationship to health and property values.  We hope this broadcast  indicates a more pro-active position in their reports about the environmental risks of industrial wind turbines.

The story angle examines the rift between different environmental groups and includes a brief statement from a Gilead Power representative, who vows to shut down the industrial wind turbines if bird deaths occur.  As the CBC notes that the south shore IBA is a major migratory flyway, no doubt Gilead’s turbines will barely run at all.

If this is the case,  perhaps the proposal for installing IWTs in this sensitive area should be abandoned altogether.

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