Thursday, February 23, 2012

Wind Turbine Public Information Meeting

Had a great turn out for the Public Information Session on Wind Turbines, at the Grand Bend Public School on Thursday Feb. 16th., that was put on buy the Middlesex-Lambton Wind Action Group.  I was one of 4 guest speakers at the event, where over 300 people were in attendance. The best speakers were the family that lives around the turbines, the Michard family from Thamesville, who's health has deteriorated since the turbines have been in operation near their hobby farm. Within 2 days of the new turbines starting up, Lisa Michaud was in the emergency room with vertigo and since then the whole family has been sick. These turbines are 1.14 kms. from their home and can be heard inside the house.
We all need to become aware of what we are doing to our environment and that this is not "Green Energy". I have put some of the links on this, but there are more.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

London St. Thomas Association of Realtors Awards the Don Smith Buiding Awards

The winners of the Don Smith Commercial Building Awards, established by the Regional Commercial Council (RCC) of the London and St. Thomas Association of REALTORS® (LSTAR) and sponsored by D&H, CBRE, TD Commercial Banking and Honeywell Building Solutions, were announced on February 7 to a capacity crowd at the London Club. According to Greg Harris, RCC Chair, the awards program was established, “to recognize, reward and celebrate excellence and innovation in commercial building right here at home.” The program was named after Don Smith, legendary co-founder of Ellis Don, a world-renowned construction company with London roots.

The 18 entrants to the competition were judged on how environmentally sensitive the individual buildings were; on design and innovation; and on the extent to which they met a specific developmental need within the broader community.
This was a great event that I got to attend as the President Elect for the London St. Thomas Association of Realtors. It was well attended and the Regional council did a great job selecting these outstanding buildings in the London area.