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.


Write to Oppose Wind Turbines on Amherst Island


The Ministry of the Environment has posted a proposal by Windlectric Inc to blanket Amherst Island with up to 36 wind turbines. Please oppose the application by sending an email using the form we’ve prepared here.

Home to 34 species at risk including the Blanding’s Turtle, Amherst Island is world famous for raptors and includes the “Owl Woods” where many birders have seen their life owls of several species. Named one of the Top Ten Endangered Places in Canada due to the threat of wind turbines on its rich cultural and natural heritage, Amherst Island is simply the wrong place for wind turbines.

The Ontario Government also proposes to locate a gas plant cancelled at great cost in Oakville across the channel from the Island and is also considering Cement 2020, a proposal by Lafarge Cement. This is in addition to the existing Lennox Generating Station. How much can one small Island be expected to endure? Please write to MOE today!

The Environmental Registry posting is here.