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.

Site Plan Map

REA – Amendment Modification 4 Map Only Slide1

The Site Plan Map shows up to twenty-seven turbines blanketing the Island and about an additional 35 km of access roads.

Slide8The Noise Contour Map shows that over 80% of Island properties will be subject to noise almost at the maximum Ministry of the Environment regulations. As the predictions are likely to be understated by up to 8 dBA at least some of the time and consequently the turbines will be non-compliant. Residents will be subject relentless noise, a thumping sound caused by change in rotor direction, the low frequency effects, and a possible impact on health.

The first principle of any development should be to “do no harm”. This proposal to proceed despite lack of compliance with standards should be unacceptable to the Ministry of the Environment and the Government of Ontario.