Category Archives: Unite the Fight!

APPEC Report on the Remedy Hearing for the White Pines Wind Project

Alliance to Protect Prince Edward County

update2In 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…

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Dutton/Dunwich Opponents of Wind Turbines

ddwt.pngHello DDOWT Supporters,

WE NEED YOUR HELP!

In light of Energy Minister Glenn Thibeault’s recent announcement suspending LRP-2, we are now calling on the provincial government to also cancel the recent LRP-1 contracts, including the Strong Breeze Wind Project in Dutton Dunwich. Ontario does not need the energy and this cancellation would save Ontarians Billions of dollars!

We need your help by participating in our letter writing campaign. It is easy and will only take a quick moment of your time.

Below you will find a copy of the letter we are asking you to sign. All you need to do is send us your email address, either in an email to info@ddowt.ca, or in a private message through Facebook. You will then be emailed a ‘DocuSign’ to sign. Simply open it and follow the on screen instructions to review and sign the letter. Once we receive your signed copy, a hard copy will be printed and mailed to the addressees stated in the letter on your behalf. We encourage each member of your family to sign a copy of the letter. Just send their email address and we will send a separate letter for them. Rest assured that any information you provide will remain confidential, and will be used only to send these letters .

If you would prefer to mail a copy of the letter on your own, contact us and we will provide you the necessary information and addresses.

In addition to the letter writing campaign, our DDOWT volunteers will be going door to door with a petition to show the strong support in our community for cancelling this project. Please participate in both of these efforts as they are absolutely necessary for added pressure on the provincial government. If you would like to sign the petition, but do not receive a visit by the end of November, please contact us through email or Facebook.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Thank you for your continued support! The fight is not over!!

DDOWT

email:  info@ddowt.ca

website: http://www.ddowt.ca

facebook: http://www.facebook.ca/DDOWT

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We are all suffering

heat-or-eatEnergy Poverty is a direct serious harm to health that has resulted from Ontario’s energy policies. Poverty determines your level of health.  Not being able to pay your hydro bill is an adverse health outcome resulting from the pursuit of renewable energy projects without careful consideration of benefits and costs.  The Green Energy Act and rates paid for renewable energy (wind & solar) generated electricity has fueled the crisis of soaring hydro rates. There is a growing fury among those who can no longer bear such political agendas.  The pressure is building. People are demanding Government serve people, not only the interests of the “green” industries.

 

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City Hall Protest Targets Skyrocketing Hydro Rates- Hamilton, Ontario

Hamilton Spectator

A rally against oppressive hydro bills attracted at least 100 protesters in front of city hall, and enough supportive horn honking on Main Street to sometimes drown-out speakers assailing Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government.

Most notable were those mobilized enough by the issue to get downtown by 5 p.m. and who have never publicly protested anything before.

Home electricity bills have skyrocketed in the last five years: off-peak prices have increased 47 per cent, and on-peak prices have increased 67 per cent.

That’s why Lori Balkom took part in her first protest, holding a sign standing close enough to the road to feel the breeze from cars driving by honking.

“My last bill was $850,” she said. “Last summer it was $500 … There are people out there who can’t afford food because of (their hydro bills). It’s not right.”

Her sisters Debbie Leblanc and Patti Glenn joined her. Leblanc lives in a building for seniors, and said at least one woman couldn’t afford to turn on air conditioning this summer and had to hang out in a mall instead.

Jeff Coe happened upon the protest while out for a walk and was swept up in it and signed a petition.

“I’m all for conservation, I conserve my kilowatt hours, but the bill keeps going up,” he said. “So that’s why I’m here, too.”

The focus of the rally was Wynne: signs called on her to resign, and labelled her government “corrupt or stupid.” The most popular read: “Keep hydro public,” a reference to calls for Wynne to reverse the privatization of Hydro One, the province’s electricity transmission monopoly.

Politicians from the provincial Progressive Conservatives and NDP spoke, but the rally’s organizer, Sarah Warry-Poljanski, was the focal point, dressed in work boots, bright orange hydro worker-style coveralls, and white hard hat.

“With the cost of hydro we are all suffering … seniors and pensioners, people working two or more jobs just to get by,” she shouted into the microphone. “This is unacceptable … The (government) needs to stop serving themselves, and serving us.”

READ ARTICLE: http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6884575-city-hall-protest-targets-skyrocketing-hydro-bills-in-hamilton/

 

Niagara Wind Noise Annoyance

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So it begins.

The fight to protect our residents and community continues.

The Niagara Wind Power Complex is scheduled to be online by September 2016.  Support Mothers Against Wind Turbines Inc. and West Lincoln Glanbrook Wind Action group.

Please feel free to attend the May 17, 2016  Open House or contact our community groups directly.

Together we are stronger and together we will be heard.

May 12, 2016
“Well they were Testing that Turbine behind us yesterday -, Rosedene RD ,West Lincoln ON, -My older son was out side and He said he thought he kept hearing Jets and was looking up , I hadn’t hear it in the house UNTIL Supper Time ,I had my Windows Open and I heard It ,It SOUNDED LIKE A JET and when it was Stopping it Got even louder , JUST LIKE ON THE VIDEOS where you can hear them..Except this is ONE Sounding like Many. and they keep changing the way it points – ::: ( “

All of West Lincoln is a Winner in the “Unite The Fight” Raffle!!

This Extremely Successful Raffle was a  Partnership with the Wainfleet Ratepayers Association and it couldn’t of been done without the support of YOU the Residents of West Lincoln!!  

unnamed (29) MAWT Inc. worked cooperatively and tiredlessly with Wainfleet Ratepayers Association at booths set up at both Canal Days and at the Wainfleet Fair. 

 

It was wonderful to work with the Wainfleet Ratepayers Association – really great people.

unnamedWe are all working together to protect our communities and safe guard all impacted residents.

Funds raised are being equally split between MAWT Inc  and Burnaby Skydive  Legal funds associated with the wind battles.

unnamed (7)Each dollar received and raised is accounted for and will be used 100% for these issues.

 Many, many volunteers have spent countless hours and gone above and beyond, to support this to make this event a success.

Working together we are stronger and are a force to reckond with.

Through the ticket sales, we were able to educate a lot of people as a bonus.   We now have many more Wind Warriors at the ready!!

Although we think everyone who bought a ticket, made a donation or simply took the time to come by the booths to talk to us are winners, below are the official First, Second and Third Place Raffle ticket winners, whom all received a hefty monetary prize.

The winners from the Unite the Fight raffle are:

Nancy Wilson of Townsend, ON     First Prize sold by Lise-Ann Fournier in Haldimand
Clifford Travis of Smithville, ON     Second Prize  sold by Bonnie Tuson’s West Lincoln Group
Terry Wyatt of Wainfleet, ON    Third Prize sold by France McCabe’s Wainfleet Group

So each area got a winner!

Well done – all.  It was hard work.  We talked to a lot of people and we got them thinking.   Congratulations!

Below are a few pictures that were snapped between educating and the selling of Raffle Tickets at the Wainfleet Fair. 

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We would like to invite you to join CCSAGE Naturally Green…

…as a Member but first, some background.

CaptureIn March, 2014 CCSAGE incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation.  The objectives of our group remain the same: we advocate for green energy projects when they are safe and appropriate, and challenge them otherwise.  The proposed wind factories in South Marysburgh and Athol are neither green nor appropriate, and our group strenuously opposes them by initiatives of our own and by supporting the activities of PECFN and APPEC.

As an example of a green initiative that we would support,  Ontario is considering the establishment a long-term power purchase agreement with Quebec.  This is an excellent idea, because Quebec generates almost all of its electricity (95%+) from hydro-electric facilities, perhaps the greenest of all sources.

CCSAGE now has a Board of Directors, a Steering Committee and thousands of supporters who have become engaged in some way in challenging proposed wind projects in the County .  The current Board is made up of Anne Dumbrille (Chair), Karen Empringham (Vice-Chair) and Garth Manning (Secretary).  The number of Directors can be increased as necessary.

Now, with incorporation, we are creating a Membership category, and would like to enroll our more engaged supporters as Members.  As you have shown significant interest in CCSAGE and its objectives in the past, we invite you to join as a Member.

What’s involved?  First, there is the formal aspect: approve the actions of the Board, the corporate accounts and any bylaw changes at an annual general meeting.  But more importantly, the Board intends to utilize the Membership as a focus group to preview plans,  as a source of new ideas, and as invited participants in occasional CCSAGE projects.

As a Member, you’ll receive regular, Members-only, email communications from the Board, and have the opportunity to provide your opinions and ideas direct to the Board.

Individual Memberships are offered at $20 for the first fiscal year, which will include a free “Naturally Green” lawn sign and a “Not a Willing Host” sticker.

To join, send a cheque, made out to “CCSAGE Naturally Green”, to Garth Manning, 17203 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0.  Make sure to include your name, postal address, phone number and e-mail address (all are required).

With your involvement as a Member, CCSAGE Naturally Green will become even more relevant, responsive and effective.

Anne Dumbrille, Chair

613-476-5363

On behalf of CCSAGE Naturally Green:

17203 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington, ON  K0K 3L0

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