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Ministry approves 27 wpd turbines in 'unwilling host' County

Ministry approves 27 wpd turbines in ‘unwilling host’ County

Approval for 27 of 29 industrial wind turbines has been received by wpd White Pines Wind Incorporated (wpd Canada) for the White Pines project in South Marysburgh and Athol wards. The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) announced approval Thursday for the $195-200 million 20-year project. Prince Edward County Mayor Robert Quaiff called the […]

Turtles vs Turbines in autumn; pre-hearing next week

Turtles vs Turbines in autumn; pre-hearing next week

The case of turtles versus turbines is expected to continue early autumn due to the judges’ schedules and summer breaks. However, the pre-hearing teleconference is to be held next week. The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists will again face Gilead Power Corporation continuing its case for nine industrial wind turbines at Ostrander Point, on the […]

Turtles topple turbines in Ontario's top court

Turtles topple turbines in Ontario’s top court

UPDATED: Slow and steady wins as Ontario’s top court has ruled in favour of turtles over turbines at Prince Edward County’s south shore. The Ontario Court of Appeal has reversed a lower court ruling regarding a Renewal Energy Approval of the nine turbine Ostrander Point industrial wind project. The decision reinstates the key initial finding […]

Energy board approves transmission line to connect wpd turbines to grid

Energy board approves transmission line to connect wpd turbines to grid

The County’s mayor is disappointed the Ontario Energy Board has approved a 28-kilimeter high-voltage transmission line to connect wpd Canada’s White Pines wind turbine project to the electricity grid. wpd Canada proposes 29 turbines in Athol and South Marysburgh. “I’m disappointed in the decision of the OEB,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff. “No regard was given […]

PEC Naturalists' court date set for final appeal to prevent turbines

PEC Naturalists’ court date set for final appeal to prevent turbines

The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists will be back in court in December in a final appeal to prevent Gilead Power and the Ministry of Environment from putting wind turbines on important natural habitat at Ostrander Point. The appeal of a Divisional Court Decision is to be heard Dec. 8-9 at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. […]

Court of Appeal to hear turtles' vs turbines case

Court of Appeal to hear turtles’ vs turbines case

The Ontario Court of Appeal has granted leave and will hear the case involving the threatened Blanding’s turtles of Ostrander Point. In July of 2013, the Ontario Environmental Review Tribunal revoked the approval issued by the Ministry of the Environment of the nine turbine project planned by Gilead Power, for Ostrander Point, on the south […]

Staff recommends council 'wait and see' to regulate turbines with noise bylaw

Staff recommends council ‘wait and see’ to regulate turbines with noise bylaw

Municipal staff is recommending council decline an invitation to join a coalition hoping to heavily regulate the operating hours of industrial wind turbines through developing a bylaw that regulates noise outputs. Staff reviewed the concept following a deputation in February  “after careful consideration of the costs and enforceability” …”there are too many unknown factors and […]

Field Naturalists willing to go another round in turtles vs turbines

Field Naturalists willing to go another round in turtles vs turbines

Prince Edward County Field Naturalists will go another round in court seeking leave to appeal the Divisional Court ruling to the Court of Appeal of Ontario. “We have to ask the court if it will allow us to appeal,” said Cheryl Anderson, past president of the PECFN group. “In order to do this we will […]

Turbines take down turtles in divisional court

Turbines take down turtles in divisional court

Turbines have toppled turtles in Ontario Divisional Court and Gilead Power has regained its go-ahead to build nine industrial wind turbines on the south shore of Prince Edward County. The court met for three days in Toronto at the end of January and delivered its 40-page report Thursday, Feb. 20. “It’s not surprising we are […]

Coalition wants noise/nuisance bylaw to regulate turbines

Coalition wants noise/nuisance bylaw to regulate turbines

The County will be asked to join a coalition of Ontario municipalities to create a noise/nuisance bylaw that could regulate operations of wind turbines. Warren Howard, a councillor from North Perth (north of Stratford) and one of the leaders of the Wainfleet Multi-Municipal Wind Turbine Working Group, are to make the deputation to council at […]

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