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 has not approved the draft Operations Plan required by the Roads Use Agreement.  Windlectric has not entered into a Roads Use Agreement with the County of Lennox and Addington.   The company’s pre-construction study and Operations Plan note that Island roads with the exception of Front Rad do not have the load bearing capacity to support project traffic and equipment.  Island roads will fail!

In its first weeks of work the company caused a major power outage on the Island and a water emergency in Prince Edward County.  Restrictions due to fish spawning and grassland birds were blatantly disregarded.    Not a good beginning!

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.


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