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.

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.