April, 2013

It’s official: Prince Edward County is NOT a willing host for wind turbines

April 26, 2013 admin Latest Posts

posted originally on CSAGE website April 24 2013 On little more than six hours’ notice, CCSAGE supporters filled the public gallery at Shire Hall in support of Councillor Quaiff’s initiative to have PEC declared NOT a willing host to wind turbines. When I arrived at 6:10 for the 7:00 meeting, the gallery was almost full, […]

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PECFN Gala Dinner a Fund Raising Success

April 21, 2013 admin Latest Posts

Chef Michael Hoy produced a wonderful dinner for an overflow guest list at the Ostrander Point Appeal Fund Gala on Saturday night.  The Picton Curling Club members lounge was transformed into an elegant dining room for the event.  County wine was donated by the Prince Edward County Winegrowers’ Association.  Violinist Peter Mannheim entertained before dinner […]

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April 15 ERT Report

April 15, 2013 admin Latest Posts

ERT tribunal recesses for 10 days Rain added to the gloom in Demorestville on April 12.  The PECFN witnesses having concluded their testimony on April 9, it is the turn of Gilead witnesses to take the stand. Andrew Taylor and Nicole Kopysh from Stantec described the field work they had undertaken to prepare the Natural […]

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Today, ‘environment’ is considered a dirty word

April 14, 2013 admin Latest Posts

from Outdoor Rambles  by Terry Sprague, Picton Gazette, April 11, 2013 Our natural environment is under siege. Hard to believe considering that we depend on it and its biodiversity for our own survival. There was a time, not too many years ago, the term “environment” was respected. No one dared disturb that which was protected. […]

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April 9 ERT report: Our Witnesses are Finished

April 10, 2013 admin Latest Posts

The testimony of all the witnesses for PECFN was wrapped up yesterday.  Bill Evans journeyed back from Ithaca, N.Y.  for cross examination on the testimony he gave on April 5.  In presentation of his summary opinion Mr. Evans pointed out that birds that have flight behaviors that take them into the rotor sweep zone such […]

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Wind Farm could Be Bird Killer – Whig Standard Apr 8, 2013

April 9, 2013 admin Latest Posts

A proposed wind farm in southern Prince Edward County has the potential to have the highest bird mortality rate in North America, an expert in the field claims. Bill Evans, an ornithologist based in Ithaca, N.Y., who has studied the impact of turbines on birds and bats, said the nine-turbine Ostrander Point Wind Energy Park […]

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PECFN Award Nomination and April 6 ERT Update

April 8, 2013 admin Latest Posts

PECFN Celebrates Award Nomination Kingston Field Naturalists and Quinte Field Naturalists have nominated PECFN for the W.E. Saunders Natural History Award from Ontario Nature.  The nomination describes PECFN’s commitment to preserving the PEC South Shore IBA in the following terms:  “Appealing against the Ostrander Point approval is a David versus Goliath task! The difficulty is […]

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