Remedy Plan Deemed Adequate to Allow Construction of Settlers’ Landing Wind Project

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The Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) gave the green light to the Settlers’ Landing Wind Turbine project, a 10 megawatt wind project located west of Pontypool on Telecom Rd. This is the fourth project approved for the City of Kawartha Lakes, three of which are located on the Oak Ridges Moraine. … Continue reading

Remedy to Challenge of Settlers’ Landing Wind Project Presented

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  On Monday, August 22nd, the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) met at the Pontypool Community centre to hear final submissions from Capstone Infrastructure outlining their proposed changes to address concerns expressed by the tribunal over the possible creation of “serious and irreversible harm” to the surrounding woodland. After the10 megawatt … Continue reading

Concerned Residents Meet to Discuss Wind Turbine Solicitation

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Over 80 residents and landowners including a representative from Brookfield Properties met at Galerie Q on June 16th to discuss the arrival of companies seeking to lease land on behalf of industrial wind turbine operators for new turbine development. The meeting was very informal and was designed to gage interest … Continue reading

Industrial Wind Turbine Companies Soliciting Township Property Owners Again

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Emboldened by success in Manvers township and encouraged by the provincial decision in March to procure more green energy, industrial wind companies are back in the area, approaching property owners along Carmel and Zion lines and in South Monaghan, seeking lease agreements to develop more euphemistically named wind “farms” in … Continue reading

Finally- A Blow Against a Local Wind Project

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Last week’s Environmental Review Tribunal decision concluded that the Settlers Landing Wind Turbine Project will Cause Irreversible Harm. The Ministry of Attorney General office released the decision of the Environmental Review Tribunal (ERT) on the appeal of the Settlers Ridge Wind development project. The ERT found that engaging in the … Continue reading

Snowy Ridge Environmental Review

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Ron Awde On Thursday, September 16, with only twelve days before the commencement of the Snowy Ridge Hearing, The Environmental Review Tribunal issued a decision after several weeks of delay, to grant Capstone Infrastructure’s motion to strike key elements of witness statements dealing with noise. As part of the Snowy … Continue reading

The Turbine Fight Continues

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Ron Awde From September 9th through the 12th, the Environmental Review Tribunal heard the case against the construction of five additional industrial wind turbines on the Oak Ridges Moraine to the west of Pontypool. The Appellant (SLWT Opposition Corp.) presented arguments against the destruction of existing woodland habitat, in order … Continue reading