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.


Issues

Windlectric/Algonquin Power has submitted a series of consultants’ report to support its application for Renewable Energy Approval. Based on detailed evaluation, the reports are incomplete and very deficient.

Capsule summaries of issues relating to Environment, Heritage, Noise and Shadow Flicker, Health, Safety, Decommissioning, and Economics are described under separate tabs. Please refer to the documents for detailed information.

Issues – Loyalist Township

In a report approved by Loyalist Township Council on April 2, 2013, Murray J Beckel MCIP, Director of Planning and Development for Loyalist Township pointed out the many deficiencies and omissions in the Windlectric Inc proposal and advised that the consultants’ reports lack detail and an approval of the project is premature until the full scope of the project including an appropriate level of detail is supplied enabling a proper assessment of impact on municipal infrastructure, the natural environment, cultural heritage, and land use compatibility.

Review Loyalist Township report here:

Loyalist Township Municipal Consultation Form-1

Issues – County of Lennox and Addington

In a letter dated July 2013, Larry Keech CAO of the County of Lennox and Addington agreed with the Loyalist Township position that the consultants’ reports lack detail and an approval of the project is premature.

20130723 County Municipal Consultation Form-1

Below you will find a summary of critiques of the Windlectric/AlgonquinREA documents:

Summary of Critiques

NOTICE OF PROPED CHANGE #1 – DOCKS AND INFRASTRUCTURE, MISSING MAPS

This is APAI’s response to Windlectric’s Notice of Proposed Change #1:

20140731 Large to Garcia-Wright re Notice of Proposed Change 1.