Originally Posted by eternallyme
There doesn't seem to be nearly as much opposition to solar power as wind power though. Although I think the rural opposition was more due to the fact most in rural areas are skeptical of global warming...
A lot of the opposition was related to the impact on agricultural lands (discussed in MaxHeadroom's article). The province has all sorts of rules to protect prime agricultural land but renewable energy project were exempt... in 2009 they changed the rules to protect lands with Class 1 and 2 soils (and specialty crops) and put a cap on development on Class 3 lands.
The article mentions this project is using an older program for funding that has now been replaced... I checked a soils map and it looks like this is in Class 1/2 farmland and wouldn't have been permitted under the new rules.