An appeal has been filed against the approval of the Bow Lake Wind facility. Save Ontario’s Algoma Region (SOAR) will be asking for standing as a participant or presenter at the preliminary hearing set for February, said Gillan Richards, SOAR executive director. The appellant, James Fata and an Ontario Ltd. numbered company, is a seasonal resident who owns property in the area of the proposed facility.
Richards is again urging property owners in the rural area – and all interested area residents – to attend the public preliminary hearing or request standing as a participant or presenter. “This appeal process is very important,” she said. “This is our last chance to challenge the renewable energy process. I urge all people in Algoma to take notice of and interest in this renewable energy process tribunal hearing.” The deadline to request to participate in the hearing is Jan. 23.
Written requests must include the status sought, statement of issues, facts and submissions relevant to the appeal and explanations of how the proposed facility will cause harm to humans or the environment. It must also state whether the applicant’s interests may be directly and substantially affected by the hearing or its results and show how the applicant has genuine interest in the proceedings. Ontario’s environment ministry gave the green light for the 60-megawatt wind farm project in December. Read article