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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 […]

Residents ask council to rewind turbine decision

Residents ask council to rewind turbine decision

Several residents addressing council’s committee of the whole Thursday afternoon want the County to change its industrial wind turbine designation from “unwilling” to “willing” host. Don Chisholm addressed wind energy in relation to the County’s recently-declared climate emergency. “We’re in times of climate emergency without the wind in our sails,” he stated. “Energy is central […]

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 […]

Wind turbine project Road Users Agreement to be discussed

Wind turbine project Road Users Agreement to be discussed

UPDATE: Council unanimously agreed to defer the amended RUA due to incomplete information. Mayor Robert Quaiff has called a special Committee of the Whole Meeting for Tuesday, Sept. 19 to discuss an amended Road Users Agreement for the wpd White Pines industrial turbine project. The Environmental Review Tribunal reduced the wpd White Pines Wind Energy […]

MPP Smith asks minister to uphold ERT process on wind turbine project

MPP Smith asks minister to uphold ERT process on wind turbine project

Prince Edward Hastings MPP Todd Smith has asked the province’s Environment Minister to ensure the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) process under way in Prince Edward County, is respected. “On multiple occasions in the House, you have answered questions regarding the actions of the mega multi-national energy corporation wpd and its attempt to construct energy installations […]

Closing arguments in wpd industrial wind turbine case set for Jan 27

Closing arguments in wpd industrial wind turbine case set for Jan 27

Closing arguments for the Environmental Review Tribunal over the White Pines 27-turbine industrial wind project are scheduled. The Environmental Review Tribunal is scheduled to meet at the Wellington Community Centre Friday, Jan. 27th, its first public meeting since early last year, to hear closing arguments. The final oral submissions of the Alliance to Protect Prince […]

Locals use videos to share industrial wind turbine concerns

Locals use videos to share industrial wind turbine concerns

Fifteen well-known County residents, business owners and local elected representatives have made video statements to express concerns about industrial wind projects planned for Prince Edward County. County residents Borys Holowacz, Janna McCarthy and Gary Mooney collaborated with the participants to produce the videos, filmed and edited by Cherry Valley’s Fifth Town Films. “The statements are […]

Rally says industrial wind turbines Too Big, Too Close, Too Many

Rally says industrial wind turbines Too Big, Too Close, Too Many

Residents and friends who believe Prince Edward County is the wrong location for industrial wind turbines vowed to continue their fight to protect the south shore and its inhabitants. A couple hundred participants at the ‘Too Big, Too Close, Too Many Rally’ joined hands Sunday and circled Mt. Tabor in a show of solidarity in disapproval […]

Wind turbine hearing adjourned to October

Wind turbine hearing adjourned to October

The Environmental Review Tribunal Hearing on the Ostrander Point wind project set to continue Sept 23-25 has been adjourned. “Due to ongoing disclosure issues related to Ministry of Natural Resources documents, the hearing has been adjourned for the second time,” said Myrna Wood, president of the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists. The new date for resumption of […]

Wind turbine protest at Plowing Match

Wind turbine protest at Plowing Match

Anti-wind protestors met the Liberal float at International Plowing Match 2013, today at Mitchell in this photograph tweeted by Todd Smith, Prince Edward Hastings MP. Various groups organized an “Unwilling Host” protest to be held during the opening day parade where the political parties have floats to woo rural voters. The route was lined with […]

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