April, 2016

Council Meeting on Road Users Agreement with WPD White Pines Wind Inc. — report by Paula Peel, APPEC

April 27, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

By the 7 pm start time Council Chambers were packed full and the adjoining Committee Room was standing room only. Despite the strong show of opposition from members of the community Council approved a Road Users Agreement (RUA) for the White Pines Wind Project.  Acting on the advice of County solicitor Wayne Fairbrother, the RUA was […]

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County gives green light to road user agreement — article by Nicole Kleinsteuber, Quinte News)

April 27, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

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APPEC not happy with latest decision — Article by Bruce Bell, The County Weekly News/The Intelligencer

April 26, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

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ERT decides in favour of APPEC’s stay motion, some reservations — statement by Orville Walsh

April 25, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Today the Environmental Review Tribunal issued a decision on APPEC’s motion for a stay on WPD’s proposed White Pines Wind Project.  The Tribunal has upheld APPEC’s motion in part, finding that vegetation clearing will cause irreparable harm to the Blanding’s turtle.  According to the Tribunal: “the Approval Holder’s vegetation clearing and site preparation activities in spring foraging […]

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Revised wpd road users agreement before council Tuesday — Article by Sue Capon, Countylive.ca

April 25, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

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Spring Riverwalk Fundraiser at Mill Falls House B&B, Saturday May 21 — announcement by Cheryl Anderson

April 19, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Saturday May 21 from 10 am until 1 pm is the date and time for the Spring Riverwalk at Mill Falls House B&B, 745 Crowes Rd Milford.  You are invited to spend some time exploring the Mill Falls meadow and riverside property in all its spring finery.  Guides will be available to show the way […]

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Video on Monarch Butterfly — The National, CBC News

April 16, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

The Prince Edward National Wildlife Area, located along the South Shore, is just one three International Monarch Butterfly Reserves located in Canada. Millions of butterflies gather here, feeding and waiting to migrate.

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MPP Todd Smith demands answers from MOECC Minister Glen Murray — Hansard transcript from April 12

April 14, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

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Why there should be no construction on the South Shore in April and May – article by Myrna Wood and Cheryl Anderson

April 14, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Media release There will be a full moon on Friday April 22 which could be the first fledging of Whip-poor-will chicks on the South Shore in 2016. Whip-poor-wills use the long hours of light during the full moon to gather insects to feed their young. They nest on open ground near woodlands in order that […]

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Less than 30 seats remain for the “Tapas and Wine Tastings” fundraiser

April 12, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

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APPEC lawyer Eric Gillespie is guest on the County Grapevine program at 99.3 County FM, Monday 12:05 p.m. — message by Orville Walsh

April 10, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

On Monday (April 11) Eric Gillespie will be a guest on County Grapevine on 99.3 County FM.  Co-host Lynn Pickering will ask Eric about Friday’s decision by the Environmental Review Tribunal to grant a temporary stay on WPD’s Renewable Energy Approval, which has put a stop to construction work at the project site. County Grapevine […]

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Video of vegetation clearing at turbine site 16 on Wednesday — video by Thomas Wayne Harris

April 10, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

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Details regarding the stay — statement by Orville Walsh

April 8, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Late this afternoon the Environmental Review Tribunal granted a temporary stay of WPD’s Renewable Energy Approval (REA).  As a result of the stay all construction work at the project site has been brought to a halt.  The Tribunal will schedule a written hearing at a later date to decide on the merits of a more permanent stay. This long-awaited […]

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STAY HAS BEEN GRANTED!!

April 8, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

STAY HAS BEEN GRANTED!!http://www.windconcernsontario.ca/motion-for-stay-in-white-pines-wind-farm-granted-by-ert/ Posted by Save The South Shore on Friday, April 8, 2016

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Not biased — Article by Rick Conroy, The Wellington Times

April 8, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Ostrander Point order delivered by Heather Gibbs and Robert Wright regarding bias and disqualification.The Tribunal… Posted by Save The South Shore on Friday, April 8, 2016

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APPEC withdraws motion; will prepare new request to stay clearing of turtles’ habitat — Article Sue Capon, Countylive.ca

April 7, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

APPEC received the written reasons from the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) for its original refusal of the stay… Posted by Save The South Shore on Thursday, April 7, 2016

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Can Solar Plants Make Good Bird Habitat? — National Audubon Society

April 7, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

There is always a right way and a wrong way to do things. http://www.audubon.org/news/can-solar-plants-make-good-bird-habitat Posted by Save The South Shore on Thursday, April 7, 2016

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Court of Appeal hearing review + ERT issues written statement — statement by Orville Walsh

April 6, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

First and foremost our great thanks to everyone who responded to our call to attend the Court of Appeal hearing.  The courtroom was filled to capacity with no seats left empty.  The numbers left an impression on all present from the judge to the security guards who were curious about what case all the commotion was […]

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Aerial photos of wpd White Pines clear-cutting along the South Shore — photos provided by APPEC

April 6, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Destruction along the South Shore.http://www.windconcernsontario.ca/wind-power-developer-clears-endangered-wildlife-habitat-without-approval/ Posted by Save The South Shore on Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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Blanding’s Turtles awaken during site clearing — article Nicole Kleinsteuber, Quinte News

April 5, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

“There were two sightings on Saturday,” said Gillespie. “Due to the mild winter the turtles are already back and are… Posted by Save The South Shore on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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Call to Action – APPEC to appear in front of the Ontario Court of Appeal in Toronto, Wednesday April 6 10 a.m.

April 5, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

On Wednesday morning at 10 a.m., APPEC will appear before the Ontario Court of Appeal. The Court agreed to a hearing soon after receiving an application from APPEC’s lawyer Eric Gillespie. Blanding’s Turtles were out of hibernation early this year. IWT developer wpd has begun vegetation clearing yesterday, thus posing a danger to the survival […]

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On the weekend Blanding’s turtles were found by knowledgeable observers — statement by Orville Walsh

April 5, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

In spite of the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) ruling that the White Pines industrial wind turbine project will cause serious and irreversible harm to the Blanding’s turtle population on Prince Edward County’s south shore, proponent WPD has commenced site preparation and vegetation clearing on some project properties. On the weekend Blanding’s turtles were found by […]

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Mayor Robert Quaiff, Councillor Steve Ferguson, MPP Todd Smith and others meet with Ontario’s Environmental Commissioner

April 5, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

PEC Mayor Robert Quaiff, PEC Councillor Steve Ferguson and MPP Todd Smith (Prince Edward—Hastings) and others attended a meeting yesterday with Ontario's Environmental Commissioner Dianne Saxe. Posted by Save The South Shore on Tuesday, April 5, 2016

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County holds off on agreement with WPD — article Nicole Kleinsteuber, Quinte News

April 1, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Based on Quaiff’s calculations WPD has 71 days to complete the entire project. He said Ostrander Point is even more… Posted by Save The South Shore on Friday, April 1, 2016

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Council defers agreement with turbine developer to digest new information — Article Sue Capon, Countylive.ca

April 1, 2016 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

Using numerous dates in his report, Quaiff believes wpd would have until June 2016 to be complete and connected to the… Posted by Save The South Shore on Friday, April 1, 2016

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