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Updated agreement for removal of turbines

Updated agreement for removal of turbines

An updated Road Users Agreement (RUA) for the decommissioning of industrial turbines in the White Pines Wind Energy Project in Athol and South Marysburgh is on its way for approval at October’s council meeting. Tanya Redden, the County’s construction supervisor, notes in her report at today’s committee of the whole meeting, that parties involved want […]

Wind rally to protest removal of industrial turbines

Wind rally to protest removal of industrial turbines

On Tuesday, Oct. 29th, the first industrial wind turbine component is set to come down in South Marysburgh. Supporters are seek participants for one last rally to “shame” the Ontario government’s decision to cancel the project. “Cranes are being delivered and assembled and workers are arriving from Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island to do […]

New ministry document governs closure of industrial wind turbines in the County

New ministry document governs closure of industrial wind turbines in the County

The closing of the White Pines Wind Project is another step closer – just short of a year to the date the provincial government terminated the project under The White Pines Wind Project Termination Act. The Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks posted its decision July 3 on the closing of the White Pines […]

First reading of bill to terminate turbines passes in legislature

First reading of bill to terminate turbines passes in legislature

The termination of nine industrial wind turbines in Prince Edward County began today at Queen’s Park with the introduction of a bill that includes the White Pines Wind Project Termination Act. The bill passed first reading and is subject to two more reading before it is on its way to becoming a new law. The […]

APPEC's legal action against IESO re: wpd turbines dismissed in court

APPEC’s legal action against IESO re: wpd turbines dismissed in court

As enormous industrial wind turbine components continue to make their through the County enroute to sites in South Marysburgh, disappointing news has arrived in opponents’ email boxes. Gord Gibbins, chair of the Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County, (APPEC) informed supporters and media Thursday morning that legal action against the IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator) […]

Time to catch up - on turbines, elections and housing

Time to catch up – on turbines, elections and housing

After months of chaos, we are finally settled in our new County Magazine office, living like hobbits under the Bloomfield Town Hall. So I have a bit of catching up to do with some random topics. Turbine Turmoil It’s been a long, hard ride for wind turbine opponents. It’s difficult – and somewhat painful – […]

Delivery of nine turbines planned for summer 2018

Delivery of nine turbines planned for summer 2018

German-based Senvion, a global manufacturer of wind turbines, announced Monday, the signing of the contract to deliver nine industrial turbines for wpd Canada’s White Pines project in the Milford area. Turbine delivery is planned for the summer of 2018. Senvion will supply the MM92-type turbines for the 18.45-MW project and some components are to be […]

Hundreds rally to protest industrial wind turbines in Prince Edward County

Hundreds rally to protest industrial wind turbines in Prince Edward County

Story and photos by Olivia Timm Bystanders could hear hundreds of voices chant “We will, we will, stop you!” as opponents to the wpd Canada industrial wind turbine project paraded down Main Street Picton Sunday afternoon. Mother Nature held off on Environment Canada’s warnings of heavy rain and wind gusts at rally time, and the […]

Citizens' group APPEC takes legal action in attempt to stop turbines

Citizens’ group APPEC takes legal action in attempt to stop turbines

Prince Edward County citizens’ group Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County is taking legal action in an attempt to stop nine industrial turbines from being placed in and around Milford. APPEC has named the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and wpd White Pines Wind Inc as respondents. APPEC alleges “the Feed-in-Tariff (FIT) contract between the […]

Town Hall on turbines Monday night in Milford

Town Hall on turbines Monday night in Milford

South Marysburgh councillor Steve Ferguson is calling a second meeting at the Milford Town Hall to provide an update about recent developments concerning the wpd Canada White Pines project. Mayor Robert Quaiff, CAO James Hepburn, Commissioner Robert McAuley and others will be in attendance. The first meeting drew an audience of approximately 150 people, resulting […]

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