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.

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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, 

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THE LOW SUN GLINTS OFF THE ICE SURROUND...
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The Desecration of Amherst Island Continues

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Windlectric (Algonquin AQN-T) has chosen to construct in winter endangering both their own workers and Island residents. Safety continues to be a major concern. No Coast Guard rescue is available in the winter months. Barges and tugs cross the Amherst Island Frontenac II ferry path creating ice dams. Narrow icy roads are closed concurrently with lengthy forced detours isolating vulnerable residents. Other roads are reduced to one lane. Numerous instances of non-compliance with both the REA conditions and the Operations Plan have been reported with no meaningful response from the company.

Our sadness is overwhelming. Our resolve and tenacity to protect the rich cultural and natural heritage of the Island are intensified.

 

 
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