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Energy board approves transmission line to connect wpd turbines to grid

Energy board approves transmission line to connect wpd turbines to grid

The County’s mayor is disappointed the Ontario Energy Board has approved a 28-kilimeter high-voltage transmission line to connect wpd Canada’s White Pines wind turbine project to the electricity grid. wpd Canada proposes 29 turbines in Athol and South Marysburgh. “I’m disappointed in the decision of the OEB,” said Mayor Robert Quaiff. “No regard was given [...]

Sandbanks “undervalued”; County asks MNR to help out

Sandbanks “undervalued”; County asks MNR to help out

Mayor Robert Quaiff is concerned the Sandbanks Provincial Park is “undervalued” and that affects cash-in-lieu tax payments from the province. Quaiff and County representatives met with the Bill Mauro, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNR), while attending a combined meetings of the Goods Roads Association and Rural Ontario Municipal Association. “The unusually low assessment [...]

Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee certificates honouring champions of local heritage were presented Wednesday.

Certificates honour champions of County heritage

The Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee celebrated Heritage Week presenting certificates to County residents who have preserved, educated, advocated or brought awareness to the County’s built or natural heritage. HPEHAC chair Janice Gibbins welcomed the honorees, committee members, and guests noting heritage encompasses cultural, historical and natural resources. “The national Heritage Trust vision statement for [...]

Steve Campbell

Irony in a Strange Ol’ World

  Since County Council is still too new to have learned how to bugger things up yet, I thought I might address some larger issues. Canada and Canadians are unusual in the world. We tend to be very happy, and some of the world’s greatest comedians have that oddball Canadian way of looking at things. [...]

Naturalists head to Court of Appeal

Naturalists head to Court of Appeal

Monday and Tuesday the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists will be attending their final appeal to prevent Gilead Power and the Ministry of the Environment to put wind turbines at Ostrander Point. The PECFN is defending the Environmental Review Tribunal ruling that denied the MOE approval of Industrial Wind Turbine development at Ostrander Point. The [...]

Evening of film and music supports environmental appeal

Evening of film and music supports environmental appeal

The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists are to be at the Appeal Court of Ontario on Dec 8-9 defending the Environmental Review Tribunal ruling that overturned the Ministry of the Environment’s approval of the Gilead wind turbine project at Ostrander Point. “This is a precedent setting case that impacts the validity of the Environmental Review [...]

Steve Campbell

Change. Or not to change?

It’s been a busy year, but I had to squeeze in some time for one column before Monday’s municipal vote. No, I’m not going to tell you who to vote for, just so you can wipe your brow and go “Whew!” and blame the next four years on me. I do have some observations to [...]

PEC Naturalists’ court date set for final appeal to prevent turbines

PEC Naturalists’ court date set for final appeal to prevent turbines

The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists will be back in court in December in a final appeal to prevent Gilead Power and the Ministry of Environment from putting wind turbines on important natural habitat at Ostrander Point. The appeal of a Divisional Court Decision is to be heard Dec. 8-9 at Osgoode Hall in Toronto. [...]

Bio Blitz swarming with nature lovers

Bio Blitz swarming with nature lovers

By Cheryl Anderson Photos by countylive.ca Ostrander Point was swarming with nature lovers on the weekend as more than 60 individuals helped the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists collect information about animals, birds, plants, insects, amphibians and reptiles on the Crown Land Block. Tanya Pulfer Ontario Nature’s Reptile and Amphibian Atlas coordinator joined Dr. Paul [...]

Steve Campbell

How Separation Can Work

At least one of my readers has a fixation with ‘Purpose’ and ‘Principles’ when launching a project as big as the creation of the Province of Prince Edward County. Our purpose is simple: To return decision-making power to the people of the County concerning their current operations and future. Our principles should be incorruptible: We [...]

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