PEC fearful construction of wind turbine farm to start

After the Town Hall meeting on September 5th in the Milford Town Hall, the CKWS Kingston Network 6 PM News broadcasted an interview with Prince Edward County Mayor Quaiff and Councilor Steve Ferguson. In case you missed the piece on September 6th, click here to play the video and read the article.

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Special PEC Council Meeting – Aug. 31, 2017

Dear APPEC Members,
Your attendance is requested at a special meeting of Prince Edward County Council on Thursday, August 31st at 1:00 PM in Council Chambers of Shire Hall (332 Main Street, Picton).

Council will begin with an open session at 1:00 PM.  Please note that 3-minute comments can be made at the open session by residents. To do so you need to attend early to be included in the agenda.

The agenda for the open session that will be followed by a closed session is to discuss.
1)    the wpd White Pines Notice of Commencement of Work
2)    the Road Users Agreement and
3)    the Notice of Dispute issued by wpd White Pines Wind Inc. in respect to the County issuing permits.

Your presence is especially important in the face of bullying tactics being used against the municipality and PEC residents.

Please click here for the link to Council’s Aug. 31st agenda. This web page also contains links to the documents that will be discussed.

Also, please be aware that if you are unable to attend the Special Council Meeting in person, there is a live streaming feed of the proceedings that will start at 1:00 PM. Watch the Live Stream or View Past Meeting Archives  by clicking here. Again, the documents to be discussed can be viewed from the meeting agenda link above.

We apologize for the short notice as this special meeting has just recently been scheduled.

 

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TOWN HALL MEETING – Milford Town Hall

South Marysburgh Town Hall

Tuesday, September 5th from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
at Milford Town Hall, 3076 County Road 10, Milford

South Marysburgh Councillor Steve Ferguson invites you to attend a town hall meeting to provide an update to the public about the wpd White Pines wind project.

On July 31, wpd served notice to the Municipality of Prince Edward that it intends to begin construction of the 9-turbine White Pines wind project on Sunday, September 10th. On August 23rd, wpd sent a letter to the municipality and submitted permit applications related to the construction work. The third paragraph of the letter is as follows:

“As you may know, in the past, attempts by a municipality to obstruct a provincially approved REA have been met with strong condemnation by the courts. wpd has successfully enforced its rights pursuant to its REA and has recovered its legal costs at both the Divisional Court and Court of Appeal (wpd Sumac Ridge Wind Incorporated v. Kawartha Lakes (City), 2015 ONSC 4164; and wpd Sumac Ridge Wind Incorporated v. Kawartha Lakes (City), 2016 ONCA 496).”

(The entire letter may be viewed on Steve Ferguson’s ward facebook page – click HERE)

This meeting is to provide information about the project and to answer questions about the project’s implications to Milford and the surrounding area.

Mayor Robert Quaiff, members of municipal staff, and others will be attending to answer questions.  Please plan to attend!

And please help spread the word by circulating this message as you see fit!

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Ontario government failed to respond to wind turbine noise

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As per the notice to our members and a special investigation by Global News that was based on Freedom Of Information (FOI) acquired by Wind Concerns Ontario (WCO), the MOECC has not been investigating complaints on wind turbine noise in Ontario. This has been covered in a two part series by Global News. In the event you were not able to see the Global News airings on May 31st and June 1st, here are the links to Part 1 and Part 2.

Additionally, the concerns were brought up in the Ontario Legislature Question Period. Here are links to the Legislature Question Period video as well as the text where questions were raised.  And if you would like more detail, click on the Response to Wind Turbine Noise Complaints Report to view the detailed report created from the vast amount of emails and information collected after 2 years of WCO persistence to acquire the FOI.

If the WPD Canada White Pines Wind Project is to continue with the 9 remaining wind turbines around the Milford area in South Marysburgh, it is estimated that 500 people will be within 1500 metres of a wind turbine and may be in the same position as the many residents who made complaints in the following projects:

Southwestern Ontario wind farm complaints 2006 to 2014
442 – Enbridge Wind Farm in Kincardine
388 – Talbot Wind Farm in Chatham-Kent
236 – CAW Turbine in Port Elgin
179 – Marsh Line in Chatham-Kent
131 – Frogmore near Port Burwell
127 – Gosfield Wind Project in Kingsville
119 – Plateau Wind Farm in Grey County
117 – Harrow Wind Farm in Essex County
99 – Ripley Wind Power Project in Bruce County
69 – Conestogo in Drayton
55 – Kent Breeze in Chatham-Kent
54 – South Side in Essex County

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Ontario government failed to respond to wind turbine noise

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Global TV will be airing a hard-hitting story on wind turbine noise in rural Ontario on May 31st, 2017 evening news.  See Global’s story, with video clips here,  and watch the news broadcast on Global TV News this evening starting at 5:30 PM.

Global’s national news investigative team began working on this story months ago, after receiving documents from Wind Concerns Ontario (WCO) which reveal an astonishing 3,180 wind turbine noise complaints were made by rural Ontario residents between 2006 and 2014.  The Global investigation takes a close look at the Province’s response to those complaints.  The documents from WCO show that in 54 per cent of all cases – more than 1,700 individual complaints – the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), the agency responsible for oversight of wind turbine noise, did not investigate residents’ concerns. In another 450 cases, roughly 14 per cent of total incidents, the ministry deferred responding to complaints.

This news story hits close to home for County residents.  If the REA-approved nine turbines remaining in the White Pines Wind Project were to proceed almost 200 homes and an estimated 500 residents in Milford and surrounding area would be located within 1500 metres of one or more wind turbines.

Jane Wilson, WCO President, says that WCO “is hopeful that the Global News story will be a step forward in getting the Ontario government to acknowledge that there is a problem with the siting of wind turbines in this province and will take steps to help people, now.”

A WCO news release on the Global story and a link to a report on the information WCO received from the MOECC after a two year struggle to obtain it, can be found on the WCO website  . 

 

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New Date for Yard Sale – Saturday, May 27

Is it still raining?

The Annual Yard Sale for the South Shore Appeal Fund has been cancelled for this Saturday, May 13, 2017 due to rain in the weather forecast.

We are rescheduling the Yard Sale for Saturday, May 27, starting at 8:00 a.m.

Large and small donations can be dropped off on the day of the sale, May 13, at the site 14011 Hwy #33 (Loyalist Parkway).  If you wish to drop off donations to Royal LePage at 104 Main Street Picton, you may do so on Friday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

VOLUNTEERS STILL NEEDED.

Regards,
Johanna McCarthy
contactus@appec.ca

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ENDANGERED TURTLES WIN PROTECTION FROM WIND FARM IN ONTARIO, CANADA

Landmark legal decision overturns government approval of large power project … to read the full article on EIN Presswire click here.

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