Happy New Year and best wishes for another turbine free year on Amherst Island. Your support has enabled APAI to challenge every aspect of Windlectric's ill-conceived proposal to blanket Amherst Island with turbines. Thank you.
APAI looks forward to its day in court and needs your ongoing commitment to achieve success as we approach the finish line.
Please invest in the island's future by donating or pledging to this campaign whatever amount you can.
With thanks from your fund-raising team:
Terry Horner, Judith Mackenzie & Harold Redekopp
Please etransfer funds to email@example.com or send a cheque payable to APAI, Box 6, Stella ON K0H 2S0
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org or 416-325-1941) and Minister Murray (email@example.com 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.
The Association to Protect Amherst Island invites your comments and questions.
Contact us today!
- APAI, Box 6, Stella ON K0H 2S0