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Naturalists to pay Gilead $40,000, reduced from $125,000 demand

Naturalists to pay Gilead $40,000, reduced from $125,000 demand

Prince Edward County’s Field Naturalists will pay $40,000 in legal costs instead of $120,000 demanded by Gilead Power. The Divisional Court has found turbine project developer Gilead Power’s demand for $120,000 in legal costs from the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists “was too high and lowered it to $40,000,” said Myrna Wood, PECFN president. “More [...]

Council calls turbine heritage report incomplete

Council calls turbine heritage report incomplete

Prince Edward County council says the “White Pines Project Heritage Assessment Report” by Stantec Consulting revised last October is “incomplete and deficient” and “lacks appropriate mitigation measures”. The municipal comments will be forwarded to the the Ministry of Environment and wpd as supplementary comments to the consultation comments forwarded by council in 2012. The municipality [...]

Jeff Goddard wants to be PEC’s new mayor

Jeff Goddard wants to be PEC’s new mayor

Long-time County resident Jeff Goddard has declared his intention to become mayor when the ballots roll out this October. Goddard, 55, filed his nomination papers at Shire Hall on Tuesday. He joins councillor Robert Quaiff, who declared his intention earlier this month. Current mayor Peter Mertens has announced he will not seek re-election. Goddard, a [...]

Naturalists win stay of construction at Ostrander Point

Naturalists win stay of construction at Ostrander Point

The Ontario Appeal Court has granted an order to stay construction at Ostrander Point. A great cheer went up at the announcement Tuesday evening from the crowd gathered to hear naturalist Terry Sprague speak at the Prince Edward County Field Naturalists’ monthly meeting. “Now, Gilead Power will not be able to destroy any habitat before [...]

North Marysburgh councillor Robert Quaiff signs his nomination forms in the presence of Prince Edward County Clerk Kim White and his wife, Susan Quaiff.

Robert Quaiff files intention to seek mayor’s chair

Robert Quaiff is the first to file nomination forms in a bid to become Mayor of Prince Edward County. With his wife Susan at his side, the North Marysburgh councillor made his intention public, at Shire Hall, Tuesday morning. Quaiff, 60, was born and raised in the County and is interested in continuing positive efforts [...]

Field naturalists confirm they’ll go back to court

Field naturalists confirm they’ll go back to court

The Prince Edward County Field Naturalists (PECFN) gave notice to Gilead and the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) of its intention to request leave from the Ontario Court of Appeal to appeal the Divisional Court ruling that overturned the Environmental Review Tribunal success. PECFN’s Chery Anderson said the Appeal Court registrar is to receive PECFN’s [...]

White Pines project deemed complete; application moves to review

White Pines project deemed complete; application moves to review

wpd Canada, the renewable energy company developing the 29-turbine White Pines wind project in South Marysburgh, received word from the Ministry of the Environment (MOE) that the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) application for the project has been deemed complete. The process will now proceed to the technical review stage before it can be determined if [...]

Advisory members to address council on White Pines revised heritage report

Advisory members to address council on White Pines revised heritage report

Janice Gibbins, chair of the Prince Edward Heritage Advisory Committee is expected to address council Tuesday, regarding the White Pines turbine development Revised Heritage Report. “In our view, it’s important for council to respond as quickly and strongly as possible to the revised heritage report,” said Liz Driver, who will also address council, as will [...]

Amherst Island deemed complete but should be deemed poor choice

Amherst Island deemed complete but should be deemed poor choice

To Susanne Edwards, Senior Project Evaluator Ministry of the Environment I note that your Ministry has “deemed complete” an application from Windlectric Inc. for construction of a 36 turbine Class 4 wind facility on Amherst Island.  It will have a total expected generation capacity of up to 75 megawatts (MW). Amherst Island is a “First [...]

Turbine decision reaffirms respectful processes in place

Turbine decision reaffirms respectful processes in place

A key aspect of the Ontario Divisional Court decision that has not received much attention in media reports is how the Renewable Energy Approval (REA) issued by the Ministry of Environment did, in fact, take careful account of protected animal species and plants. The REA relied on rigorous scientific evidence that the proposed Ostrander Point [...]

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