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 has not approved the draft Operations Plan required by the Roads Use Agreement.  Windlectric has not entered into a Roads Use Agreement with the County of Lennox and Addington.   The company’s pre-construction study and Operations Plan note that Island roads with the exception of Front Rad do not have the load bearing capacity to support project traffic and equipment.  Island roads will fail!

In its first weeks of work the company caused a major power outage on the Island and a water emergency in Prince Edward County.  Restrictions due to fish spawning and grassland birds were blatantly disregarded.    Not a good beginning!

Call to Action
Please request Premier Wynne (premier@ontario.ca or 416-325-1941) and Minister Murray (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.



Membership Options

The Association to Protect Amherst Island welcomes new members from the Island and beyond. Our membership represents the majority of Islanders and is growing with the addition of friends, birders, and naturalists from neighbouring communities and around the world.

Please join APAI by signing up online using Paypal.  If you use this option for a household please add additional family members’ names,  email addresses, and your mailing address in the special instructions’ field.

Alternatively, you may join by mail. Our membership fee is $10 for individuals and $20 for households and a cheque payable to “APAI” can be sent to APAI, PO Box 6, 5695 Front Road, Stella, Ontario, K0H 2S0.  Please include the names of family members, their email addresses, and your address.

Many thanks!  Your support is sincerely appreciated.