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.

Canada’s Owl Capital tagged posts

Project Snowstorm on Amherst Island

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APAI commends Project Snowstorm for its ongoing research and the exciting placement of transmitters on two Snowy Owls on Amherst Island last week. Thanks to the Project Snowstorm team lead by Dr. Jean-Francoisl Therrien, Senior Research Biologist,Hawk Mountain Sanctuary for outstanding work in icy cold conditions, to Kurt Hennige of the Kingston Field Naturalists for liaising with the team, to Janet Scott for her gracious hospitality, to Bonnie LIvingstone and Janet for scouting owl locations, to Jean Iron of the Ontario Field Ornithologists for connecting everyone, and to the many Islanders who cheered and supported the team.

Let’s hope “our” Snowies survive the turbines.

Return to Amherst – Scott Weidensaul, 

Project SNOWstorm blog

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100 Nature Hotspots – Amherst Island

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Biologist Chris Earley on CBC’s Fresh Air talks to host Mary Ito about 100 NATURE HOTSPOTS IN ONTARIO. That is the name of the guide he wrote with co-author Tracy Read to get you to the province’s best parks, regions and nature zones. Chris, who is also an education co-ordinator at the Arboretum at the U of Guelph, joined host to talk about the book. Listen here

Amherst Island is featured as Canada’s Winter Owl Capital at minute 7:21 because of the predominance of Snowy Owls and up to eleven owl species as well as wintering raptors including Rough-Legged Hawks, Bald Eagles, and Northern Harriers.

Chris Earley

Chris Earley 100 Nature Hotspots in Ontario

The Wrong Place for Turbines

Nature Canada, Ontario Nature, the American Bird Conservancy, and Kingston Field Naturalists in an unprecedented partnershi...

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