Media release — Ostrander Point ERT Hearing Update — October 20, 2015

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Ostrander Point ERT re-convene on October 27

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Picton The Ostrander Point Environmental Review Tribunal will re-convene in the County next week.  On Tuesday Oct 27 and Wed Oct 28 the hearing will be held at Ameliasburgh Town Hall, 13 Coleman St., Ameliasburgh.  On October 30 the hearing moves back to Sophiasburgh Town Hall in Demorestville.  There will be no hearing on Thursday October 29.  The hearing starts 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 analyse all the documents.

The approval for the Ostrander Point project was issued on December 20, 2012.  Through the original ERT appeal, the resulting Divisional Court counter appeal and the subsequent hearing at the Appeal Court of Ontario PECFN has stood fast in declaring their belief that Ostrander Point is the worst place for wind turbine development.  “We may be reaching the end of this long ordeal” commented 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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Cheryl Anderson




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