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 pproved the draft Operations Plan required by the Roads Use Agreement.     Contrary to commitments made at the ERT over 20 km of Island roads are being “reconstructed” with huge safety concerns.

The desecration of Amherst Island is unimaginable.  What Algonquin Power (AQN-T) and Windlectric Inc. say and what they do are vastly different.  No meaningful response to non-compliance is provided.

Call to Action
Please request Premier Wynne (premier@ontario.ca or 416-325-1941) and Minister Ballard (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.

Premier Wynne Hears Concerns

Premier Kathleen Wynne met with Laurie Kilpatrick, representing the Association to Protect Amherst, to hear the deep concerns about turbines on Amherst Island. August 2013.

Amherst Island residents are fighting relentlessly to protect the Island from industrial-scale wind turbines.The decision to approve or reject the Windlectric/Algonquin Power application will be made on the Premier’s watch.  The Premier needs to be well-informed and aware of the consequences of approving this project.

The Premier knows that the the Renewable Energy Approval application process is deeply flawed but has only made commitments to change the process “going forward”.  Premier Wynne assured Laurie that decisions would be made on science and fact-based evidence.  The Premier asked about the status of the project.

Laurie explained that for generations, Islanders have been responsible stewards and have acted to preserve the Islands natural and cultural heritage and that the Island location presents insurmountable challenges for industrial development.

Premier Wynne & Laurie Kilpatrick


MNR Posts Application to Destroy and Fragment Habitat of Species  at Risk

The Ministry of Natural Resources posted a request for an “overall benefit permit by Windlectric Inc. on July 10, 2013 for public comment for 30 days to August 9, 2013.

View the application here

MNR Posts Application for Public Lands Act Permits

The Ministry of Natural Resources posted a request for permits and authorizations under The Public Lands Act concerning docks, submarine cable and related infrastructure on July 17, 2013 for public comment for 30 days to August 16, 2013.

View the posting here: http://bit.ly/15V6GAq