Divisional Court dismissed APAI's appeal of the Environmental Review Tribunal decision on Tuesday January 31, 2017. Counsel for APAI has submitted Leave to Appeal.


Windlectric/Algonquin, the company granted approval to blanket Amherst island with 26, fifty storey turbines, has commenced dock construction on Amherst Island. The Company has not submitted a Marine Safety and Logistics Plan required by MOECC nor has it submitted an Operations Plan acceptable to Loyalist Township. No acceptable Emergency Response and Communications Plan is in place. No Roads Use Agreement with the County of Lennox and Addington has been approved.


In its first weeks of work the company blatantly disregarded commitments to only use the Island ferry for dock construction, to not disrupt the ferry schedule, to give notice of traffic disruptions and to consult with Amherst Island Public School staff and parents concerning road safety by the school. Not a good beginning!


Construction also ignores a Road Use Agreement between the Township and Windlectric signed in October 2015. The Agreement stipulates that “Windlectric will host a Town Hall meeting to obtain feedback from the public and address concerns to minimize the level of disruption, disturbance and inconvenience to the Municipality’s residents.”


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

PLEASE SAVE 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.