WIN COUNTY WINE!! READ ON.
Current news about our Judicial Review Application appears later. Our lawyer, Alan Whiteley, is donating his services pro bono for which we are extremely grateful. However, there will be substantial out of pocket expenses for such things as printing, court costs, and travel (hearing of motions and the case itself will be in Ottawa). We estimate those as between $20 and $30 thousand. Your annual membership fee of $10 (individual) and $20 (family) is currently for the 12 month period which commenced on April 1st, 2016. We have over 150 members, of whom about one-third have paid those dues.
So, here’s a chance to bring your membership up to date and donate something extra towards those out of pocket expenses.
Due to the generosity of Norman Hardie Wines (Norm Hardie), Karlo Estates Winery (Sherry Karlo) and Grange of Prince Edward (Caroline Granger) we are awash in outstanding County wine to form prizes in a draw for those giving donations, inclusive of membership fee.
Upon receipt before October 15th, 2016, your name will be placed in the hat one or more times in relation to the size of your donation:
Donations up to $50 – one.
Donations up to $99 – two.
Donations over $99 – three.
After October 15th, 2016, names will be drawn from the hat for the following prizes:
First Prize: Four bottles of Norman Hardie Estate 2014 chardonnay PLUS four bottles of Karlo Estates 2013 Triumvirate (red).
Second prize: Two bottles of Karlo Estates 2013 Triumvirate PLUS two bottles of Norman Hardie Estate 2014 chardonnay.
Third prize: Three bottles of different Grange of Prince Edward vintages.
Please contribute in one of two ways. (1) – go to our website at CCSAGE.wordpress.com, find and press the button “donate” and follow the instructions using PayPal; or (2) – send a cheque by mail or delivery to CCSAGE NATURALLY GREEN at 17203 Loyalist Parkway, Wellington, ON K0K 3L0. But if using the cheque method, please be aware of the possibility of a Canada Post lockout or strike. Using the PayPal alternative is preferable.
Winners will be notified and prizes personally delivered to a County address at a time to be arranged with each winner.
Note that an information session is being planned for later this year at which more donated wine, a valuable Tasting Voucher for 12 people and other items will be auctioned.
Status of Judicial Review.
Justice Marc Labrossse has been appointed our Case Management Judge. He will hear motions on October 21st by White Pines (aka wpd Canada, the proponent of the 27 turbines in South Marysburgh and Athol) to be added as a contrary party to our action and by the Municipality of North Frontenac also to be added in our support. At that time, he will set dates for further motions to be dealt with before the case is hopefully eventually heard in Ottawa by a panel of three Justices of the Superior Court of Ontario in 2017. Meanwhile, in preparation we have obtained affidavits (evidence is by affidavit, not in the conventional oral manner) from over 30 individuals in support of our allegations, all knowledgeable in their fields, most from the County but some from areas of rural Ontario already afflicted with wind factories.
The Gilead wind factory at Ostrander Point is finally dead, dispatched by a courageous Tribunal and the persistence of the PEC Field Naturalists. White Pines’ 27 turbines have also received the thumbs down from another Tribunal, subject however to a further hearing later this year to determine if there are any viable remedies to protect the two endangered species found to be at risk. But Amherst Island is to be swamped with turbines; no property on the island will be more than 2 kilometres from a turbine, if built. It is believed that this regrettable decision will be appealed.
If you have any questions or comments, please contact our directors:
Anne Dumbrille: firstname.lastname@example.org
Garth Manning: email@example.com