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.


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Wind Turbines put Amherst Island on Heritage Canada Foundation Top 10 Most Endangered List

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The Heritage Canada Foundation has recognized Amherst Island as one of the Top Ten Endangered Places in Canada due to the threat of an industrial wind turbine development. In its explanation of the selection of Amherst Island as a site at risk, the foundation stated the “proposed site of industrial wind turbine power installation would overwhelm unique cultural and natural heritage landscape.”

Amherst Island is a rural community west of the City of Kingston (Ontario) about 3 km off the northeastern shore of Lake Ontario. Windlectric, a subsidiary of Algonquin Energy has proposed construction of 36 wind turbines to blanket the Island.

The Heritage Canada Foundation’s Top 10 Most Endangered List recognizes sites for their significance, the urgency of the threat, and community support for...

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Category: : News Reports on Amherst IslandRelease

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