Media Release – PECFN heads to the Court of Appeal

December 4, 2014 Borys Holowacz Latest Posts

December 4, 2014

Picton:  On December 8 and 9 PECFN will be defending the Environmental Review Tribunal ruling that denied the Ministry of the Environment approval of Industrial Wind Turbine development at Ostrander Point.  The case will be heard in the Appeal Court of Ontario, Osgoode Hall Rm 2 starting at 1030.  We expect PECFN to be well represented on the spectators’ benches with Turtle shirts in evidence.  The PECFN case and intervenors (Nature Canada and South Shore Conservancy) will be heard on Monday.  Gilead and the MOE with intervenor Canadian Wind Energy Association will be heard on Tuesday with a reply allowed for PECFN afterwards.

Two successful fund raising events preceded the Court.  On Thursday, November 27 the Regent Theatre in Picton was the venue for, Vanishing Legacies a film night featuring Suzanne Pasternak’s evocative documentary about the historical Prince Edward County fishery and a presentation by Marc Seguin detailing the lighthouses of the South Shore and his attempts to have them designated as historical structures.  On Tuesday, December 4 a sold out Fish Dinner was hosted at the Drake Devonshire in Wellington.  David Maracle and Kris Tischbein provided a brief musical performance and Suzanne’s documentary was screened again.  The fish for the dinner was provided by Dewey Fisheries and wine donated by County Wineries.

PECFN’s president, Myrna Wood commented “we are delighted with the support we have received from the County and from all over Canada.  These two successful events show that citizens realize the importance of preserving the habitat of the South Shore.  We are confident that the Court of Appeal will agree”.

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For information:

Cheryl Anderson

cherylanderson23@sympatico.ca

613-471-1096

613-849-7743 (cell)

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