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Ostrander Point ERT set to re-convene

The Ostrander Point Environmental Review Tribunal is expected to re-convene in the County next week.

Hearings on Tuesday, Oct 27 and Wednesday, Oct 28 are booked for the Ameliasburgh Town Hall at 13 Coleman St., and the Friday, Oct. 30 hearing date moves back to Sophiasburgh Town Hall in Demorestville. There is no hearing day set for Thursday, Oct. 29. Hearings set to begin at 10 am all days.

The previous extension of the Ostrander Point Appeal came to a sudden halt upon the revelation from Ministry witness Joe Crowley that he recommended against granting a permit to “kill, harm and harass” the indigenous Blanding’s Turtles at Ostrander Point.

The tribunal issued an order for release of all documents pertaining to the decision. Subsequently, due to the large number of documents released, additional time was needed to allow legal personnel to analyze all the documents.

The approval for the Ostrander Point project was issued on Dec. 20, 2012. Through the original ERT appeal, the resulting Divisional Court counter appeal and the subsequent hearing at the Appeal Court of Ontario, the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists organization has stood fast in declaring that Ostrander Point is the worst place for wind turbine development.

“We may be reaching the end of this long ordeal,” said club president, Myrna Wood “and we are confident that the Tribunal will agree with us. We invite all our friends and supporters to join us in Ameliasburgh and Demorestville to witness what we hope will be the last act in this long drama.”

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  1. Susan says:

    This is a huge hearing in resolving the issue. I don’t see how any of Gileads mitigation could pass the test. The simple fact of the road building will be so harmful. I hope truth rings through and common sense prevails.

  2. Frank Morahan says:

    Hope this is the last one! Congrates and thank you to all those who brought us this far after a lot of hard work, a job well done!

  3. Borys Holowacz says:

    It will be nice once the ERT makes its determination.
    It’s been a long time coming.

  4. helen fearman says:

    We hope for a successful outcome for PECFN and all of Prince Edward County. Let’s leave this last bit of nature to the birds, turtles and butterflies and find other areas which are already industrialized to build the turbines — where they would do less harm.

  5. Kathy Felkar says:

    Could be an interesting few days. Hope it all works out well for PECFN and our turtles, birds and wild spaces.

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