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.




APAI is delighted to advise that “Wildflowers! And Four Leaf Clover” an original acrylic painting by Peggie Coulter, an award-winning professional painter and esteemed member of the Ontario Society of Artists, sold to the highest bidder for $4000.

Thank you to everyone who participated in the auction.

Wild Flowers! And Four Leaf Clover #2

Wild Flowers! and Four Leaf Clover 1
Peggie’s work is in major public, corporate and private collections across Canada and abroad. Among her many adventures Peggie has toured Europe in an antique London taxi, done a solo photo exploration of Haida Gwaii in a zodiac, and crossed the Atlantic as a crew member on a schooner.

“Wildflowers! And Four Leaf Clover” is 45 by 35 inches, acrylic on canvas with its original frame and is from the personal collection of the artist. Arrangements may be made to view the painting by contacting Michèle Le Lay.


Selected Exhibitions:
1992, 1990, 1989, 1988, 1987 – Whitten Gallery (solo exhibitions).
1992 – Peggie Coulter at the Summit, Canada Trust, Toronto (solo exhibition).
1990 – Art for All, West End Gallery, Edmonton.
1990, 1989, 1988 – OSA Juried Members Show.
1989 – OSA Small Works Exhibition.
1989 – City of Toronto Archives – Market Gallery, Toronto.

Selected Collections:
Crown Life Insurance.
Prudential Bache, New York.
Canada House, London.

Corporate and private collections in Canada, USA and Hong Kong.

Thank you for your support of the Association to Protect Amherst Island.