APAI was not successful in achieving Leave to Appeal.

Windlectric/Algonquin, the company granted approval to blanket Amherst island with 26, fifty storey turbines, has completed dock construction on Amherst Island and commenced dock construction on the mainland. Loyalist Township pproved the draft Operations Plan required by the Roads Use Agreement.     Contrary to commitments made at the ERT over 20 km of Island roads are being “reconstructed” with huge safety concerns.

The desecration of Amherst Island is unimaginable.  What Algonquin Power (AQN-T) and Windlectric Inc. say and what they do are vastly different.  No meaningful response to non-compliance is provided.

Call to Action
Please request Premier Wynne (premier@ontario.ca or 416-325-1941) and Minister Ballard (minister.moecc@ontario.ca or 416-314-6790) to cancel the project without penalty because of the company’s inability to achieve its Commercial Operations Date and because it’s absolutely the right thing to do.

We are being bullied AND we are resilient, tenacious, and absolutely committed.

Board of Directors

Premier Wynne met with Amherst Island protesters at a recent Liberal fundraising dinner in Perth Ontario.  While protesting is something most Islanders thought they had left behind in the seventies, the Board and members of the Association are committed to eliminate the threat of turbines on the Island.


Laurie Kilpatrick, on behalf of the Board of APAI, explained to Premier Wynne that  Amherst Island is the wrong place for wind turbines.  The Premier took time to review the map of noise contours and to understand that almost all homes on the Island will be impacted by noise exceeding Ministry of the Environment’s standards.

The Board

The Board of the Association to Protect Amherst Island is committed to the preservation of the unique environmental, historical, and cultural landscape of Amherst Island.  The Board is determined to eliminate the threat of wind turbines from the Island.

President  Michèle Le Lay
Vice President  Deb Barrett
Secretary  Roxanne Guttin
Treasurer  Rick Vanstone
   Brian Little
   Marc Raymond
   Lorna Willis
   Denise Wolfe

Peter Large is Past President.  Dr. John Harrison retired from the Board after many years of service but continues to assist the Board.

Members of the Association comprise the vast majority of Island landowners.

A sister organization, SAVE Amherst Island (SAVEAI), is equally opposed to wind turbines and works to engage people who live on the mainland.  SAVEAI also installs signs and proactively participates in protests to convey to Premier Wynne that Amherst Island is the wrong place for industrial wind turbines.