Windlectric Inc. a subsidiary of Algonquin Power and Liberty Utilities blanketed Amherst Island with 26 fifty storey turbines. The desecration  is unimaginable.    Call to Action: Please request Premier Ford (premier@ontario.ca) to cancel the project  because it’s absolutely the right thing to do.

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Opponents of a wind energy development on Amherst Island are appealing two recent decisions about industrial developments near the island.

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By Elliot Ferguson, Kingston Whig-Standard

In late August the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change rejected a pair of requests from the Association to Protect Amherst Island.

The association had asked for a full environmental assessment of the TransCanada Napanee Generating Station.

TransCanada is in the early stages of developing a 900-megawatt natural gas-fuelled electricity generating station on the site of the Lennox Generating Station.

The group had also asked for an assessment of the cumulative impact of four planned or existing industrial projects near the island, including the existing Lennox generating station, the proposed TransCanada project, a planned upgrade of the Lafarge cement plant and the proposed Windlectric wind ener...

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Amherst Island Heritage House Tour

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Saturday September 27 10 am to 4 pm

Acclaimed by Heritage Canada The National Trust, Amherst Island’s historic houses and Irish stone fences are set in a landscape that has remained unchanged over the past 100 years. Take a tranquil ferry ride to visit old stone houses, restored farms and quaint village cottages, and enjoy a homemade farm lunch at the Lodge on Amherst Island.

The starting point and information centre is minutes from the the Island ferry dock at the Lodge on Amherst Island. The Lodge will be open throughout the day for lunch, refreshments, directions, and a chance to relax and wander the shores of Stella Bay.

Tickets cost $40 and include a lunch of homemade soup, tarts, tea and coffee...

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AMHERST ISLAND HERITAGE HOME TOUR

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FinlaySATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 10 AM TO 4 PM
Acclaimed by Heritage Canada The National Trust, Amherst Island’s historic houses and Irish stone fences are set in a landscape that has remained unchanged over the past 100 years. Take a tranquil ferry ride to visit old stone houses, restored farms and quaint village cottages, and enjoy a homemade farm lunch at the Lodge on Amherst Island.
The starting point and information centre is minutes from the the Island ferry dock, at the Lodge on Amherst Island. This will be open throughout the day for lunch, refreshments,  directions, and a chance to relax and wander the shores of Stella Bay.
Tickets cost $40. and include a lunch of homemade soup, tarts, tea and coffee...
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No Right to Portage

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Re Appeal Court Rules Against Canoeists Right to Portage (July 22)

The drowning deaths in the Moon River in 2009 had nothing to do with portaging a canoe.   On the other hand, the portage does have something to do with the development of a hydro electric facility.  Would that and the Green Energy Act have something to do with the “safety concerns” of the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources?

Liz Harrison

The Globe and Mail Print Edition 23/07/14 Page A10

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Government cannot just let Goliath win

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Government cannot just let Goliath win

Government cannot just let Goliath win

Grimsby Lincoln News

I really didn’t think David had a chance.

No offence to David — in this case, an ordinary group of citizens who have spent an extraordinary amount of time becoming pseudo-experts on all things industrial wind turbines — but at first there didn’t appear even the slightest chance of stopping the threat of wind power. It certainly seemed that way when the turbines began to rise from the rural landscape last fall. Though I understood your efforts, it seemed as though they were futile.

Yet you pushed on, and because of you operation of the project was stalled, and the project’s status went from approved to awaiting approval.

Four out of the five were built closer to neighbouring property lines than t...

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Callous Liberals ignore wind power’s victims

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DownWindPosterBY JERRY AGAR TORONTO SUN

It is heart wrenching to see and feel the pain of fellow Ontarians breaking down in tears as they explain how the Liberal government drove them from their homes.

But to understand how cold and callous our current political leadership is in this province, you need to experience it.

Rebecca Thompson’s documentary, Down Wind: How Ontario’s Green Dream Turned into a Nightmare, (Surge Media Productions), airs on Sun News television Wednesday at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m.

It is a story of reckless, agenda-driven politics resulting in shattered lives.

The Ontario Liberal government’s Green Energy Act isn’t just an economic failure; it is an act of brutal indifference to the human cost of politics.

A cost ignored by people living far from the thump of the giant wind turbi...

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Scott Reid MP to MOE re Amherst Island

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Scott Reid MP7 March 2014 · RE: EBR Registry number 012-0774
Dear (Name Withheld),
I am writing to bring to your attention to the substantial concerns expressed to me by residents of Amherst Island w ith respect to the Amherst Island Wind Energy Project, developed by Windlectric Inc., a subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp. (EBR Registry number 012-0774) .
I would like to highlight for you the concerns I understand have been raised with you by the Township of Loyalist, of which Amherst Island is a part, and the Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority regarding the unsatisfactory level of detail or evidence in the consultants’ reports to justify the project without causing serious damage to wildlife and habitat.Amherst Island is the largest island lying entirely within Lake Ontario...
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Nature Canada and Ontario Nature: Undeniable Reasons Why Windlectric Project Should Not Proceed

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In a carefully crafted letter to the Ministry of the Environment in response to the posting of Windlectric’s proposal to construct 36 turbines on Amherst Island, Ted Cheskey of Nature Canada and Joshua Wise of Ontario Nature describe the  impact of the proposal on the natural heritage of the Island.  They conclude that:

“There are many strong and undeniable reasons why this project should not go ahead.  There is a strong possibility that it will cause serious and irreperable harm to many wildlife populations including grassland birds, swallows, species at risk including Bobolink, Eastern Meadowlark, Short-eared Owl and Blanding’s  Turtle,  it will harm bat and raptor populations, and it is clearly being pushed through the system despite overwhelming public opposition...

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Public Remains Unprotected

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By Elliot Ferguson, Kingston Whig-Standard

The wind turbines on Wolfe Island are partially obscured by blowing snow during a cold and windy winter day in Kingston recently. 
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The wind turbines on Wolfe Island are partially obscured by blowing snow during a cold and windy winter day in Kingston recently. IAN MACALPINE/KINGSTON WHIG-STANDARD/QMI AGENCY

A court motion filed by opponents of a wind energy development on Amherst Island is meant to challenge the approval process for such projects as much as it is meant to stop the Amherst Island project itself.

The Association to Protect Amherst Island filed an application for a judicial review of a decision by the Ministry of Environment that allowed the Amherst Island project to move ahead, a decision the group argued was based on incomplete information.

A request for a judicial appeal was always going to be part of APAI...

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Wind Turbines – Amherst Island Group Files Lawsuit

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By Elliot Ferguson, Kingston Whig-Standard

AMHERST ISLAND – The group opposed to a wind energy development on Amherst Island is going to court to challenge a recent government ruling that permitted the project to move ahead. In an application filed Thursday with the Superior Court of Justice in Toronto, the Association to Protect Amherst Island (APAI) asked for a judicial review of the Jan. 2 decision by the Ministry of the Environment to declare complete the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) submitted by Windlectric Inc., the company seeking to build the Amherst Island wind project.

Windlectric plans to build a 75-megawatt wind energy project on the 70-square-kilometre Amherst Island, involving up to 36 turbines...

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