January, 2014

‘To harm, harass and kill’ – January 29, 2014 Wellington Times

January 31, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Article by Rick Conroy Appeal hearing considers who shall condemn endangered species in the name of green energy By the time Heather Gibbs and Robert Wright concluded that the risk, posed by a proposed industrial wind project at Ostrander Point upon the Blanding’s turtle, was simply too great, and the damage likely permanent, the Environmental […]

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Blog Post by Ted Cheskey, Nature Canada

January 24, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Appeal of Environmental Tribunal’s Ostrander decision is happening now! The Ontario Ministry of the Environment along with the private energy company Gilead Power are having their day in Ontario Divisional Court this week to try and overturn the Ministry’s own Environmental Tribunal’s Rejection of Gilead’s nine turbine wind energy project proposed on the Ostrander Point […]

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Divisional Court January 23, 2014

January 23, 2014 admin Latest Posts

by Cheryl Anderson This report only deals with the first part of the day today. The PECFN counter appeals and cross appeals and the intervener South Shore Conservancy was completed in the late morning and the afternoon was devoted to the APPEC appeal. Your PECFN contingent wended their weary way home after lunch. Chris Paliere, legal representative […]

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Divisional Court January 22, 2014

January 22, 2014 admin Latest Posts

by Cheryl Anderson Interested observers continued to give up their personal time to attend the Divisional Court hearing today.  About 40 people attended.  It is wonderful how many people have been willing to come from the County in the middle of the week to support PECFN. Sitting in the Court one begins to wonder about […]

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Divisional Court January 21, 2014

January 22, 2014 admin Latest Posts

Cheryl Anderson The court room was full to capacity for the first day of the Divisional Court counter appeal.  It is a gorgeous 2 story room with a large relief of “Justice” behind the bench.  The ceiling is decorated with plaster reliefs and a fancy painted border.  There were about 50 supporters of Ostrander Point […]

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How Green is the Green Energy Act?

January 20, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

In their upcoming Ontario Divisional Court Appeal, the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN) will defend the landmark Environmental Review Tribunal decision establishing that Gilead Power’s 9 wind turbine development at Ostrander Point will cause “serious and reversible harm” to the Blanding’s turtle. PECFN will also challenge the ruling to include migrating birds and the […]

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Might v. right – Editorial by Rick Conroy, The Times

January 20, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

  It’s an obscenely unfair fight. I expect most people would intervene if they happened upon such a lopsided clash on the street. Or call the police. They would do something. It runs directly against our core sense of fair play. Of justice. Consider the spectacle on display in a Toronto court room next week. […]

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IS ONTARIO STILL A DEMOCRACY?

January 19, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Citizens all across Ontario have been asking themselves this question.  Over the past decade, municipalities and planners have participated in provincial programs to preserve our important natural heritage.  People have joined together to help by participating in planning for the Niagara Escarpment, Oak Ridges Moraine, and countless smaller areas.  They have contributed funds to conservancy […]

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‘Final Chapter’ – January 15, 2014 Wellington Times

January 17, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Article by Rick Conroy – www.wellingtontimes.ca Final chapter Ostrander Point victory to be tested in appeal court next week PECFN and APPEC are represented by Eric Gillespie and Natalie Smith. The MOE is represented by Sylvia Davis and Sarah Kronkamp. Gilead Power’s case will be argued by Doug Hamilton, Chris Wayland and Sam Rogers of […]

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Letter to the Premier of Ontario – Charles Jones, Trenton Ontario

January 17, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

  Premier Wynne,   I am 79 years old and have lived in our once beautiful province of Ontario my entire life.  I am now contemplating  moving out of Ontario.   I have witnessed our once “have province” of Ontario disintegrated into a “have not province”. The eyesores of the wind turbines have turned the […]

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Watermark Event – The Regent Theatre, January 13

January 15, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

  Nearly 350 people packed the Regent Theatre in Picton Monday night to watch a special screening of the acclaimed documentary Watermark. The film recently received the Toronto Film Critics Association’s 2013 Rogers Best Canadian Film Award. Prior to screening, filmmaker Jennifer Baichwal introduced the movie live via Skype. Baichwal’s visually stunning film encourages awareness of the […]

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Organizations Protecting the County’s South Shore

January 15, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

hhhhh Prince Edward County Field Naturalists –Through regular indoor programs and outdoor activities, PECFN promotes members’ enjoyment of nature and encourages conservation of the natural environment. We are dedicated to the preservation of the natural habitat of the PEC South Shore. PECFN is the organization spearheading the Save Ostrander Point campaign. PECFN website   hhhh […]

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Review of Watermark – Amy Bodman

January 15, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

  In making the film Watermark Burtynsky asks the question, “How does water shape us, and how do we shape water?” The answer to the first part of this question is that water is vital to us, in fact we are mostly made of water.  The answer to the second part is that we shape […]

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Presentation by PECFN to County Council January 14, 2104

January 14, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Good Evening Mayor Mertens and Councillors In August, Gilead Power and the Ministry of the Environment appealed the Environmental Review Tribunal decision which revoked the approval of the wind project at Ostrander Point Crown Land.  An appeal of a Tribunal decision can only be based on perceived legal errors. In their appeals, Gilead and the […]

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OPAF Update — January 7, 2014

January 8, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

OPAF Update By Cheryl Anderson January 7, 2014   Happy New Year!  As we move into January the OPAF group is working feverishly to get ready for the Divisional Court Hearing. The Divisional Court Hearing will be held in Osgoode Hall, 130 Queen St. W. Room 3.  Osgoode Hall is accessible from the Osgoode subway station […]

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