Windlectric Inc. a subsidiary of Algonquin Power and Liberty Utilities blanketed Amherst Island with 26 fifty storey turbines. The desecration  is unimaginable.    Call to Action: Please request Premier Ford (premier@ontario.ca) to cancel the project  because it’s absolutely the right thing to do.

Sincere and heartfelt thanks from APAI

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This is the final message on this web site.  Should you wish to contact us please send an email to protectai@kos.net.  Please submit complaints concerning noise and all aspects of non-compliance to MOECP to Mr. Chris Raffael, Senior Environmental Officer, 613-548-6928 or chris.raffael@ontario.ca
 
 
Over the last 9 years APAI’s Board has met with its members to report on its activities and accomplishments, to highlight the upcoming challenges, to suggest a path for the Association going forward and to elect its new Board members. 
 
Over the last year, your Board carried out its mandate guided by APAI’s Mission Statement...
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APAI’s Raffle – Tickets Now Available

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Project Snowstorm on Amherst Island

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APAI commends Project Snowstorm for its ongoing research and the exciting placement of transmitters on two Snowy Owls on Amherst Island last week. Thanks to the Project Snowstorm team lead by Dr. Jean-Francoisl Therrien, Senior Research Biologist,Hawk Mountain Sanctuary for outstanding work in icy cold conditions, to Kurt Hennige of the Kingston Field Naturalists for liaising with the team, to Janet Scott for her gracious hospitality, to Bonnie LIvingstone and Janet for scouting owl locations, to Jean Iron of the Ontario Field Ornithologists for connecting everyone, and to the many Islanders who cheered and supported the team.

Let’s hope “our” Snowies survive the turbines.

Return to Amherst – Scott Weidensaul, 

Project SNOWstorm blog

THE LOW SUN GLINTS OFF THE ICE SURROUND...
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The Desecration of Amherst Island Continues

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Windlectric (Algonquin AQN-T) has chosen to construct in winter endangering both their own workers and Island residents. Safety continues to be a major concern. No Coast Guard rescue is available in the winter months. Barges and tugs cross the Amherst Island Frontenac II ferry path creating ice dams. Narrow icy roads are closed concurrently with lengthy forced detours isolating vulnerable residents. Other roads are reduced to one lane. Numerous instances of non-compliance with both the REA conditions and the Operations Plan have been reported with no meaningful response from the company.

Our sadness is overwhelming. Our resolve and tenacity to protect the rich cultural and natural heritage of the Island are intensified.

 

 
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APAI Appeals to the Minister MOECC to save Amherst Island, a place of wonder

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November 13, 2017

Honourable Chris Ballard

Minister of the Environment and Climate Change

Ferguson Block -11th Floor

77 Wellesley Street W.

Toronto, ON

M7A 2T5

Honourable Minister,

RE:      Association to Protect Amherst Island

            Appeal to the Minister MOECC Under Section 20 of the

            Environmental Protection Act on Matters Other Than Law

This is an appeal on “matters other than law”.  Accordingly, you are not bound by precedent nor by the efforts of counsel for the Approval Holder, Windlectric Inc., and counsel for the Government to limit your authority to consideration of errors or to the narrow test required at the ERT to demonstrate “serious harm to human health; or serious and irreversible harm to plant life, animal life or the natural environment”...

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Wind power big part of hidden hydro costs, says community group on Amherst Island —

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For immediate release

October 19, 2017

The planned wind power projects on Amherst Island and in neighboring Prince Edward County are among the costs that will raise Ontario electricity customers’ bills in the years to come, costs that are being hidden by the Ontario government, says APAI (Association to Protect Amherst Island).  

These wind projects must be factored into the hidden costs that will raise Ontario electricity customers’ bills in the years to come, costs that are being hidden by the Ontario government. According to Parker Gallant, “The Minister (of Energy) has an opportunity to save ratepayers $1 billion dollars in future rate increases by simply canceling the Amherst Island Windlectric project and the Prince Edward County White Pines project, to name two...

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WIND INDUSTRY TRUMPS PUBLIC INTEREST

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From this – view from the Little’s house on Second Concession

To This

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  SEPTEMBER 14, 2017 

MOECC fails to enforce its own laws and regulations

The Association to Protect Amherst Island has filed an Appeal to the Minister requesting the Honourable Chris Ballard, Minister of Energy and Climate Change (MOECC) to revoke the Renewable Energy Approval issued in 2015 to Windlectric, a subsidiary of Algonquin Power Utilities.

APAI is asking the Minister to give precedence to the public interest rather than allowing the most expensive and unneeded wind turbine project in Ontarion to proceed on Amherst Island, which is absolutely the wrong place in Ontario to build such an industrial project.

APAI is asking the Minister to use his power under Section 20 of the Environmental P...

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Loyalist Township Council Resists Bullying By Algonquin Power

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Stella, May 30, 2017

The Association to Protect Amherst Island (APAI) applauds Loyalist Township Council’s decision to defer approval of Windlectric’s Operations Plan for the Amherst Island wind turbine project. Council resisted pressure from Algonquin Power to approve a Plan that in Windlectric’s own words, anticipates “Structural failure of lsland roads”.

On May 29, 2017, Mr. Jeff Norman, Chief Development Officer for Algonquin Power wrote:

“Due to the differences separating Windlectric and the Township, Windlectric can see no basis on which arbitration can be avoided on some of the issues identified in the Staff Report...

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Paper Scissors Stone Gallery Supports the Great Amherst Island Yard Sale

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 Presents the

2017 Collection of Chive Vases

12485 Front Road

Saturday May 27

Below is a 2017 selection of vases that we believe will appeal to anyone who is opposed to wind turbines on Amherst Island. We are pleased to donate 100% of all sales from these vases to support the environmental and cultural objectives of APAI. Great hostess gifts!

The 2017 Chive / APAI Vase Collection

Atrion Tube Vase – silver ceramic
As far as modern decorative vases come, they truly don’t come as classy, cool and current as the Atrion tube vase that Chive has designed...

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Special Council Meeting re Operations Plan

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Loyalist Council will consider Windlectric’s Operations Plan on Monday May 29 at 5:00 pm (Note correction!)

Of equal importance Council will consider verbal submissions at its meeting on Tuesday May 23 2017 at 7:00 and will consider written submissions no later than Tuesday May 23rd at 4:30 pm.

Please attend both meetings and ensure your voice is heard.

This is a critical opportunity to make the case about the impact on your property. You may wish to comment on the lack of survey information, safety, load bearing capacity of roads, truck traffic, location of collectors, enforceability given Windlectric’s performance to date, compliance, impact on your well and aquifers, and all aspects of the project keeping in mind that Council is limited by the Green Energy Act.

You can view the Operati...

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