In mid-November the Tribunal issued its decisions on our motions. While some were unsuccessful, overall we were encouraged by the results and with two decisions in particular. We are very pleased that the Tribunal has ordered Dr. Reynolds, WPD’s expert on bats, to return for further cross-examination. The Tribunal is also permitting APPEC to produce documents through a qualified expert witness on the government’s recent policy reversal on renewable energy.
We are fortunate in having Tom Adams as our qualified expert witness. Mr. Adams has worked for several environmental organizations and has served on the Ontario Independent Electricity Market Operator Board of Directors. As an energy and environmental advisor and researcher he has given expert testimony before many legislative committees and regulatory tribunals in Canada. Among other things Mr. Adams will testify that Ontario currently has a significant oversupply of energy (more than 10 years’ worth) and that there is absolutely no need for the White Pines project in order to meet Ontario’s energy needs now or anytime in the foreseeable future. He will also explain to the Tribunal that while White Pines is a relatively small project comparatively speaking, that these types of projects have disproportionately large negative impacts in terms of financial and other consequences.
This new phase of cross-examinations is taking place this week but could go on longer depending on how many roadblocks opposing legal counsel for WPD and the Director try to put in our way.
Last week the Tribunal issued a new schedule for the remainder of the hearing. According to this schedule oral submissions will be heard in the County on January 27, 2017.
As we close in on the finish line donations to the South Shore Appeal Fund are needed more than ever. Donations by cheque may be mailed to APPEC, P.O. Box 173, Milford, ON K0K 2P0. Please make cheques out to the South Shore Appeal Fund.
We invite you to attend one or even both of our back-to-back fundraising events on December 9 and 10th. All funds raised from these events will be going to the South Shore Appeal Fund to stop the construction of the White Pines wind project.
A FESTIVE EVENING with ERIC and EXULTET
A festive evening is being planned on FRIDAY, DECEMBER 9 starting at 7 pm as a fundraiser for the South Shore Appeal Fund. In the spirit of the holiday season there will be exceptional wine, delicious food, entertaining conversation and an update of the status of the fight against the White Pines wind project by our legal counsel, Eric Gillespie. Eric will be providing some insights of the legal case not previously released and will be able to answer questions in a small intimate one-on-one relaxed and confidential setting.
In the spirit of donating to the save the south shore appeal fund, Exultet will be contributing all the wine for the evening and gifts for the donations. Exultet has exceptional award-winning wine that they are donating. We are asking for your financial help as well as your festive mood to attend the party. The minimum donation to attend is $250 per person.
- Individual donors of $250+ will receive 1 bottle each of the Exultet Royal Road Recipe apple wine & fortified (port-style) dessert wine;
- Individual donations of $1,000+ will receive a privileged bottle of the Exultet award-winning 2013 Blessed Chardonnay (now sold out) plus the $250 level wines mentioned above; and
- Individual donations of $5,000+ will receive a very rare offering of Exultet futures – their 2015 “the Blessed Frost” of which only 100 bottles total were produced (plus the 2013 Blessed + the $250 Royal Road Recipe wines).
We would like to have an understanding of who will be attending. We ask that you let us know if you plan on attending and the amount of your pledged donation by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by December 7th at the latest. Please note that All donors will receive the gifts described above whether they attend or not.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR & BAKE SALE
WHEN: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10 – between 10:00 am & 2:00 pm
WHERE: 1071 ROYAL ROAD, Milford, ON
Here is a great chance to buy some unique gifts or items for your home, including an almost new children’s wagon, a decorative wooden train set, a plush Christmas Santa, garland, Christmas labels & cards. .and so much more. Make sure you arrive early as many of the items are one of kind.
Get ahead of your Christmas shopping by buying some homemade baking for the holidays.