CHESTER, N.S. - Councillors in Chester have approved a $200 million wind farm on Nova Scotia's South Shore.
The approval comes after more than 100 people attended a five-hour meeting earlier this month on the project, which was criticized for its proximity to the homes of nearby residents.
The South Canoe Wind Project would see the construction of 34 turbines between Vaughan and New Russell, which would generate enough power for 32,000 homes.
The project is being led by Minas Basin Pulp and Power, Oxford Frozen Foods and Nova Scotia Power.
Council approved the development agreement by a vote of 6-1.
New Ross Coun. Tina Connors voted against it, saying the turbines would be too close to homes.